Friday Finds

Mystery, thrills and suspense. Books to get the brain working ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday and so it’s time for my Friday Finds post! Once again, I’ve found some great book reviews around the blogosphere that I want to share with you this week.

I like being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today: you can read my answer to this week’s question at the bottom of this post.

If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd urban fantasy or paranormal cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

So, here are some book reviews that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware from Blue Mood Cafe

Jonetta is a wonderful blogger and loves reading. She and is fairly eclectic in her tastes (unlike me) and open to most genres. She’s open to exploring new authors too and appreciates those who not only write well but can deliciously craft a character and a tale. I love the way she writes her reviews and always take the time to read what she has to say. Jonetta reviewed the audiobook of this popular thriller read by Imogen Church and waxed lyrical about it, saying: “It was like listening to the most skilled storyteller who was in the room with me sharing all that happened, dramatic flourishes and character distinctions enthralling me. I could imagine everything!

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A Murder on Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey from book’d out

Shelleyrae is another fellow book-a-holic, but unlike me, you’ll find great reviews for books covering many different genres from this Aussie book blogger.  She also champions Aussie authors and showcases their books as part of her reviews, cover reveals, blog tours and reading challenges. Shelleyrae says: “Well crafted and appealing, highlighting an interesting historical period and an exotic (to me) culture, A Murder at Malabar Hill is an enjoyable mystery novel, and I look forward to reading the next.

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The Janes by Louisa Luna from Caffeinated Reviewer

Kimberly is a self proclaimed audiobook junkie, avid reader and coffee drinker. She doesn’t limit herself to just reading one genre but reads books from young adult to hot and steamy romances with a healthy love of a good horror or Zombie book. Kimberly really enjoyed this crime thriller novel, saying: “Gritty, dark, with moments of humor Luna delivered a suspenseful crime thriller that could easily have been pulled from today’s headlines.

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And my final reviews this week are from a couple of lovely bloggers that I haven’t been following for long.

The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost from Always Got Time For Books

Tasha is a fellow Brit and thirtysomething mum of 2 living in South Wales who loves to read. She uses her blog to talk about all things bookish: book reviews, recommendations, list and basically all book-related thoughts that pop into her head on a daily basis! Tasha’s favourite genre is crime and/or psychological thrillers (she loves a secret or mystery to uncover). She also likes reading Chick lit, autobiographies and the odd YA. Tasha was really excited to read this book and enjoyed reading it, confirming that: “Abbie Frost brings us a tension-filled, claustrophobic thriller with The Guesthouse.

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Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey from A Rambling Reviewer

Lindsey’s is a marketing assistant with a passion for all things book-related. Her whole life revolves around books: her job, her hobby, her passion, and it comes out in her writing. She’s a self confessed bibliophile who lives and breathes books. The majority of the content you will find on her blog are, you guessed it, book related posts. Although this book won’t be on her favourites shelf, I loved her honesty and well thought out review.

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So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on 31 December 2012.

With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013. Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.


So this week’s question is:

What is your go-to recommendation for someone who doesn’t read often?

(submitted by Amanda @ Give Me Coffee and Books)

That’s a very open question. 😉 Before recommending any book, I’d need to know what sort of genres the person likes. Asking someone what films they like watching or which TV series they enjoy would be how I’d start. Knowing that would help narrow down the field to a reading genre or two. 😉

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!


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8 replies on “Mystery, thrills and suspense. Books to get the brain working ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop”

Great you joined in the Blog Hop fun again.

Great recommendations…thanks for sharing.

And – for The Blog Hop – so true about knowing what someone likes to help them choose. I had a similar answer as you saw when you stopped by.

Thanks for coming by my blog. Lovely to see a comment from you.

I feel like this is how we all answered the question this week! Lol. It’s tough!

Thanks for visiting my BBH!

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