The House Guest-A Book Review

Hey everybody! I am sooooo excited for this post/review. I can’t believe how much I loved this book! I finished it in a single day!

Title: The House Guest

Author: Mark Edwards

Genre: Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Mystery

Publishing Date/Publisher: June 3, 2020/Thomas & Mercer

The House Guest by Mark Edwards
Source: Goodreads

Adam and his girlfriend, Ruth are house-sitting for their friends, Jack and Mona who have gone on retreat to Mexico.

One stormy night, a woman knocks on the door drenched from head to toe in rainwater. She claims to be Eden, a friend of Jack and Mona’s. Seeing her state and believing her word, Adam lets her in and proposes that she stays with them since Mona and Jack are coming home soon.

Adam, Ruth and Eden soon get along very well till it almost seems like Eden isn’t such a stranger after all…

One night, Adam discovers a grey-bearded man staring at them through the window…Trying to shake off that feeling, Adam feels that they are being followed. Why? He has no idea.

It isn’t long enough before Adam, Ruth and Eden become seriously drunk. The next day, when Adam wakes up, Ruth and Eden are gone…

When Mona and Jack come back from Mexico, they don’t seem very disturbed by Ruth’s sudden disappearance since they are sure that Ruth will come back and to Adam’s astonishment, none of them know any Eden.

Now all alone and nobody to believe him, Adam is determined to find Ruth. Anything could have happened in a drunk night. He cannot help feeling a little guilty…He shouldn’t have invited Eden into the house…she was just a complete stranger.

About The Author

Mark Edwards (Author of Follow You Home)

Mark Edwards is an English author who writes psychological thrillers about very ordinary people who come across terrifying events. His first solo debut novel, The Magpies was published in 2013 and his most recent one, The House Guest was published in 2020. He has also written numerous other books; What You Wish For, Because She Loves Me and The Retreat just naming a few.

My ratings: 4.6/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This is my very first book from Mark Edwards and it isn’t going to be the last either. It was beyond my expectations really!



P.S. Currently reading: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw;)

The Whispering House-A Book Review

Hi! Well, since I am a bit at loss at how to start the first paragraph of this post, I guess I should just start with the review before I start rambling about everything that is happening just to fill up this first paragraph(and this is what I am actually doing right now)🤦‍♀️

Title: The Whispering House

Author: Elizabeth Brooks

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Gothic

Publication Date: August 4, 2020

The Whispering House by Elizabeth Brooks
Source: Goodreads

Freya Lyell is still affected by the death of her big sister, Stella Lyell and hasn’t forgotten the day she went away from home, leaving her and her father, alone.

One day, her and her father go to attend a wedding at Byrne Hall, just a few miles away from where Stella threw herself from the cliffs and died.

As Freya enters the house of the Bryne family, which is out of bounds to all guests, to her absolute horror and shock, she finds a picture of Stella in one of the rooms, that looks like a mosaic with lots of pieces stuck together to form Stella. The mystery is that she has no hands…

Freya falls asleep in the dimly lit room and when she wakes up…the portrait had dissappeared. Freya is sure that she hasn’t imagined the portrait but she begins to doubt if she saw Stella or not.

When she returns home, she is determined to find out about the mystery portrait and for that, she will have to leave her father at home alone. When she reaches Bryne Hall, she meets Diana Bryne, the owner of the house and her son Cory Bryne.

Soon Fraya falls in love with Cory. Deciding to abandon her job in London, she stays at Bryne Hall with Cory who spends his time painting Freya.

Very slowly, as secrets begin to unravel themselves, Fraya learns that Stella DID set foot in this place, because it was Cory who drew that picture of her sister…

Freya begins to suspect Cory and Stella’s murder instead of Stella’s suicide seems like a good idea after all…

About the Author:

Elizabeth Brooks | Tin House

Elizabeth Brooks grew up in Chester but she lives with her husband and children on Isle de Man. She started by writing her debut novel, Call of the Curlew in 2018. Her new novel, The Whispering House is set in a manor house, that is, Bryne Hall.

Source of picture:

My ratings: 3.7/5

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The book was really nice. It was eerie. I kinda liked Bryne Hall because I could actually imagine the staircases, the dark rooms, the portraits along the wall. The thing is I couldn’t actually connect with the characters very much (I couldn’t ‘step into Freya’s shoes’) and I think that the aura of mystery should have been greater but otherwise, it was an enjoyable read. There was also many flashbacks of Stella and I think they helped put a lot of sense in the book too.

Would I recommend this book? Well, I think yes, but I don’t really think you HAVE to read it…(if you get what I mean)

Well, have a nice day!

Love, Hermione

Before I Die-A Book Review

Hello there! Well, I seriously don’t know what to write in this first paragraph but I can tell you that I immensely enjoyed this book. Well, I’ll tell you more below.

Title: Before I Die

Author: Jackie Morrissey

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: June 21st 2020

Before I Die: A psychological thriller full of twists and turns by Jackie  Morrissey
Source: Goodreads

When Maureen gravely injures her ankle, her daughter, Alva is persuaded that her mother cannot take care of herself. Alva appoints a carer, a Spanish woman, Dolores Garcia (much to Maureen’s dismay) who really cannot keep her mouth shut when it comes to gossiping about the other neighbours which really annoys Maureen very much.

Maureen always thought that there was something wrong about Dolores and soon after her suspicions begin to prove right, just a little right…

One Maureen’s friends, Frank, mysteriously dies of a drug overdose. Maureen knows that Frank would never take drugs and her suspicions about Dolores become stronger since Dolores also worked for Frank as carer. Unfortunately, nobody suspects the caring and chatty Dolores, but Frank’s own son, Micheal, who is a drug addict.

Micheal knows hat he didn’t kill his father and Maueen knows that Dolores has something to do with it, even if not everything.

But who would ever believe a drug-addict and an old woman whom Dolores calls senile and confused?

Micheal and Maureen know what is hidden under Dolores mask and to reveal it, they will have to play at Dolores own game. It won’t be easy either because if Dolores finds out, Maureen can be her next victim.

My ratings: 4.3/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Well, I really liked the book and the characters as well, but I had a teeny problem with Maureen and Alva though. Maureen would rarely get furious with her daughter and I would just egg on Maureen to do something. Alva was a little stubborn and annoying at some times becuase she wouldn’t even believe her own mom. I mean how could Dolores poison her mind to such an extent that she began calling her mom irrational! Apart from those the book was overall very interesting. Maureen and Micheal’s friendship was like the sweetest thing. Micheal really liked Maureen and it was like Micheal was Maureen grandson.

I would recommend this book to any one who likes fast-paced stories and wierd friendships.


About the Author:


Jackie Morrisey lives in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, where she lives with her husband, three children, and her two dogs. The Irish author of Before I Die has also written many short stories and is also the winner of the Molly Keane award in 2004.

Hope you found a new book to read. (again, you HAVE to read this book)

Love, Hermione

L’Ennemi Sans Visage(If Looks Could Kill)- Critique du Livre

Titre: L’ennemi sans Visage

Auteur: Heather Graham

Genre: Fiction, Suspense

Date de Publication: Décembre, 12, 1997

L'ennemi sans visage (Best-Sellers) eBook: Graham, Heather:
Source: Amazon

Lainie Adair a été poignardée chez elle. Le meurtrier reste encore un mystère mais on a comme suspect, Harry Nore, qui a été trouvé avec l’arme du crime.

Personne n’oublia l’évènement tragique de la star. Pour Madison Adair, sa vie a pratiquement changé. Depuis le jour où sa mère est morte, elle a commencé à avoir des rêves. Ils n’ étaient pas si fréquents, un peu rare, mais Madison avait un don, un don qui lui permettra de voir des meurtres en direct de l’oeil du victime dans ses rêves .

Les choses commençaient a s’empirer pour Madison, quand un tueur en série commença à séduire les jeunes femmes et à les tuer. Les rêves de Madison deviennent de plus en plus fréquents au point qu’elle ne les supportent plus. Les meurtres lui faisait revivre l’assassinat de sa mère et de son impuissance d’aider la police avec ses rêves. Elle sentait que quelqu’un proche d’elle cours un grave danger mais elle ignore qui…

…Le tueur aime les jeunes femmes, belles et rousses, comme elle.

Mes notes:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Bon Weekend! (D’ACCORD aujourd’hui c’est Dimanche…)

Bonne Journée alors!


To Tell You The Truth by Gilly Macmillan-A Book Review

Title: To Tell You The Truth

Author: Gilly Macmillan

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Psychological fiction

To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Lucy HARPER is the bestselling author of the ElizaGrey novels and unfortunately, her life didn’t always seem to be as perfect as it looks like. When she was very young, she had lost her little brother, Teddy in the woods of Charlotte Close and he was never to be found again. Because of this tragedy, Lucy changed her name from Lucy Bewley to Lucy Harper. She lives in a tiny little flat with her husband Dan always busy writing the next ElizaGrey novel.

Everything seems to go really smoothly until Dan gave her a very bad surprise. He had bought a large house at Charlotte’s Close. Lucy had experienced her worst memory over there and she had never thought she would be going back to the place where she had lost her little brother. Why on earth had Dan brought her to stay here? He was very well aware of Lucy’s painful past.

When Lucy goes to their new neighbours’ party welcoming the two she notices Dan with one of their new neighbours Sasha. Lucy knew a little about Sasha because Dan had spoken about her once. Sasha was flirting with Dan and Lucy was very suspicious about the two.

She didn’t understand why Dan brought her here….To be with Sasha? To find out more about her past? Or both? Things don’t seem to be going on very right…

My ratings: 4.6/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

(I really think I am running out of adjectives to describe books because I just keep on saying things like amazing and wonderful.🤣¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Well, it was a fabulously rich story. It was written very beautifully and and really had like a little bit of everything in life… you know like having doubts, sadness, anger, frustration, joy. It was like a colour wheel of emotions. I highly recommend this book and I hope you found joy reading this blog post or maybe even reading this book.

Please leave any comments below on anything you feel like whether its a book recommendation or if you have read this book(I would absolutely love to know how you feel about this book) feel free to type it down below!


The DaVinci Code-A Book Review

Name: The Da Vinci Code

Author: Dan Brown

Genre: Mystery, Detective Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Thriller and Suspense Novel

In Paris, Robert Langton, a Harvard symbologist and Agent Sophie Neveu, a French cryptologist find the elderly curator of the Louvre, Jacques Sauniere, murdered in the museum covered with intriguing symbols and bizarre riddles, naked, spread like an eagle in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Vitruvian Man. Robert and Sophie soon discover clues which leads them to the famous works of art of Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa. They find a key embossed with the symbol of the Priory Of Sion, a secret society in which Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, Da Vinci, Botticelli and Sophie Neveu’s grandfather, Jacques Sauniere belonged to.

Together, Robert and Sophie work together in a quest to find the Holy Grail, which is in fact Mary Magdalene’s tomb or something that is related to it. They do not know that the Opus Dei centre is searching for exactly what they are searching for. Using Jacques Sauniere’s difficul clues, they are aware that if they do not succeed or if the Holy Grail falls in the wrong hands, the ancient truth will be lost forever…

This book was as amazing as Harry Potter. I loved it! I really recommend to people to read this book at least once.

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.