Review: The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

Review of The Other Wife

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  


Synopsis: 

She’s a total stranger. But she knows who you are…

Suzi did a bad thing. She’s paying for it now, pregnant, scared, and living in an isolated cottage with her jealous husband, Nick.

When Nora moves into the only house nearby, Suzi is delighted to have a friend. So much so that she’s almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But there’s more to Nora than meets the eye. It’s impossible—does she already know what Suzi did?

Meanwhile, Elle spends her days in her perfect home, fixated on keeping up appearances. But when her husband betrays her, it unravels a secret going all the way back to her childhood. She’ll do whatever it takes to hold on to him, even if that means murder. After all, she’s done it before…

Caught up in their own secrets and lies, these strangers will soon realise they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. When a shocking event brings them together, their lives will never be the same again.


Review:   

Unputdownable, addictive, and fast-paced Psychological Suspense!

This is a well-written plot, starring twisted and unlikable characters, all driven by different motives; greed, lies, deceit, jealousy, and all arrays of destructive emotions.

Secret upon secrets and twists upon twists, some easier to unmask than others. Moreover, there were many implausible occurrences in this story and the ending was no different but still managed to have a satisfying edge to it.

All is all, this is an enthralling read and I will definitely recommend it!

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Review: The Present by D.S. Devlin

Review of The Present 

Rating:  ⭐ ⭐ 

Synopsis:

This book can also be read with The Present by Charlotte Phillips. Two books, one unforgettable Christmas…

12 deadly gifts, one killer on a Christmas countdown…

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… this is one deadly Christmas that you can’t forget.

The police are baffled by the ‘Santa’ killer, who sends his intended victims gruesome presents based on the twelve days of Christmas. When a young journalist receives a mutilated bird in the post, it’s a race against time to find the killer…


Review:   

This is a Christmas thriller, quite easy to read but lacks the mystery component!

The story starts off with a good premise but

I tend to like stories that are peppered with thought-provoking twists and turns and this story, unfortunately, has none; guessing the culprit was basically a walk in the park.

If you’re looking for an easy ready, revolving around some incredibly gruesome crimes and you’re not bothered by the lack of mystery then you should definitely give this book a read.

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Review: I Dare You by Sam Carrington

Review of I Dare You

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  


Synopsis: 

AN INNOCENT GAME. A SHOCKING CRIME. A COMMUNITY FULL OF SECRETS.

Mapledon, 1989
Two little girls were out playing a game of dares. Only one returned home.
The ten-year-old told police what she saw: village loner Bill ‘Creepy’ Cawley dragged her friend into his truck and disappeared.
No body was found, but her testimony sent Cawley to prison for murder. An open and shut case, the right man behind bars.
The village could sleep safe once again.

Now…
Anna thought she had left Mapledon and her nightmares behind but a distraught phone call brings her back to face her past.
30 years ago, someone lied. 30 years ago, the man convicted wasn’t the only guilty party.
Now he’s out of prison and looking for revenge. The question is, who will he start with?


Review:   

Who’s the killer? What’s their motive? And what everybody’s hiding and why?

So many questions and the answers turned out to be far more intriguing than I anticipated!

The story is told from various perspectives and as it alternates between timelines, we get to uncover the many facets of the well-developed characters.

Moreover, in the middle, I felt the plot did drag on a little and most of the twists were  somewhat predictable but still thought-provoking.  

Infused with twists, turns, and a lot of secrets, this gripping mystery is definitely worth a read!

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Review: The Power of Comparison by Robert Prior

Review of The Power of Comparison 

Rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Synopsis:

We’re all products of our comparisons. What we think of ourselves, the way we feel and how we behave are affected by the comparisons we make. The comparison-generating properties of social media mean this is more relevant than ever before. Our comparisons also influence the everyday decisions we reach, often to our disadvantage. From eating to investing, driving to buying and working to dating, we can use them far better than we do. In “The Power of Comparison” you’ll learn how to tackle the mental health problems comparisons can cause as well as ways to turn them to your psychological, physical and financial advantage. It’s a manual for better living in this exciting, yet challenging, new era.


Review:   

This book was quite informative!

“Where there’s social interaction there will be comparisons and where there are comparisons there will be effects on our psychological well-being.”

From how social media accentuates the comparison syndrome to the art of constructive thinking and self worth, this book delves into our current reality, shedding light on a number of relevant topics.

I would definitely recommend it!

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Review: F*ck No! by Sarah Knight

Review of F*ck No! 

Rating:  ⭐ ⭐    

Synopsis:

How to say no without being an a**hole, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
Are you burnt out from taking on more than you can handle or accepting less than you deserve? Tired of giving in instead of sticking up for yourself? Sick of saying yes all the time? You’re gonna love F*CK NO!

No is an acceptable answer, and it’s time to start using it. Whether you’re a People-Pleaser, Overachiever, Pushover, or have serious FOMO, bestselling “anti-guru” Sarah Knight helps you say what you really mean without being really mean–or burning out for fear of missing out.
Life is so much better when you say no with confidence–and without guilt, fear, or regret. F*ck No! delivers practical strategies that give you the power to decline, and concrete examples that put the words right into your mouth. You’ll discover:

The joy of no
No-Tips for all occasions
How to set boundaries
Fill-in-the-blank F*ckNotes

The No-and-Switch, the Power No–and how to take no for an answer yourself
And much more!


Review:   

This book has a few useful tips but nothing noteworthy!

I’d classify it more as an entertaining read than an informative one.

It is also worth mentioning that as the book progresses, it does get a tad repetitive. In my opinion, it would’ve worked better as a short and to the point article on ‘how to say no in different situations’.

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My Top 5 Restaurants to Try in Bonn 🇩🇪 Germany

Bonn is a multicultural city and so we couldn’t skip the fun culinary experience the city had to offer. From Italian to Japanese and passing by Moroccan cuisine, Bonn has it all!

1. Tuscolo 🇮🇹 Italian Pizza

It’s not a secret, I love all things Italian and so the first thing I had to try in Bonn was the famous Italian Pizza from Tuscolo. As soon as I had the first bite, I understood the hype around it. It was absolutely delicious and if you’re ever Bonn, you should give it a try or two😋.

2. Okinii 🇯🇵 Japanese Sushi

ATTENTION all Sushi lovers, this is the place to be!

I loved the innovative concept of this all you can eat restaurants. Armed with a tablet, you can order a set of small-very-delicious dishes every fifteen minutes-up to two hours, for a reasonable price. The atmosphere was quite enchanting, adding a magical touch to our dining experience. All in all, it was a fun night with a lot of good food and random chinwags.

3. Al Atlas 🇲🇦 Moroccan Cuisine

In one of our random walks down a narrow, hidden corner of Bad Godesberg, we stumbled upon a Moroccan Restaurant and it did not take us long before we found ourselves inside, debating what to order from the array of traditional food on offer. The decision was not easy as we take our food orders rather seriously. After a thorough selection process, the winners were a traditional chicken Tagine with olives, french fries, and warm bread and a big platter of grilled goods; it was worth our time and effort 🤓.

4. Hans Im Glück 🇩🇪 Burgers

When I have to queue for food, I expect the food to be great, not good, great!

Fortunately, Hans Im Glück did not disappoint. Surrounded by bamboo sticks and lively music, we were served one of the best burgers I’ve had in months. It was fresh and delicious and had all the right ingredients to satisfy our burger-craving. Definitely recommend 👍🏼.

5. Limao 🇧🇷 Brazilian Cuisine

Liamo was recommended to me by a friend, it had good reviews and the food looked delicious and that’s all I needed to know. As soon as we reached our destination, we knew we were in for a treat. In a cosy atmosphere, we were served two delicious meals that will stuck in our tastebuds’ memory for some time. As for the drinks, they definitely stole the show and almost put the food to shame; almost 😉.

These were the TOP 5 Restaurants we tried in Bonn, you can watch the video here!

Till next time, take care of yourself and your loved ones ❤️

Review: Broken Flowers by Kate McQuaile


Review of Broken Flowers 

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  

Synopsis: 

Your mother. The one person you trust. What if you’re wrong?

Widowed Nan is on her way to her beloved son’s wedding. She should be excited, but she is dreading her return to Paradise Place – a small area of Notting Hill that she hasn’t dared set foot on for decades. Nan had arrived there as a young girl in the late seventies, desperate for freedom and a career as an artist. But, drawn into a dark obsession that spun out of control, Nan was forced to flee.

And while the only thing seemingly connecting her son’s wedding and her old secret life is Paradise Place, Nan quickly gets the impression that someone is watching her every move . . . someone she thought was dead.


Review:   

Don’t they say revenge is a dish best served cold?

If you’re a fan of slow-burning thrillers where tension meets suspense in a whirlwind of lies, secrets, and bloody cold revenge? Then this book might be for you!

For me, this was a slow-burner that didn’t pick up speed till about the last quarter of the book and when it did, the twists were either predictable or far-fetched. I did, However, enjoy the writing and the premise of the book and would still recommend it.

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Review: What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

Review of What Lies Between Us 

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 

Synopsis: 

Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.

They say every house has its secrets, and the house that Maggie and Nina have shared for so long is no different. Except that these secrets are not buried in the past.

Every other night, Maggie and Nina have dinner together. When they are finished, Nina helps Maggie back to her room in the attic, and into the heavy chain that keeps her there. Because Maggie has done things to Nina that can’t ever be forgiven, and now she is paying the price.

But there are many things about the past that Nina doesn’t know, and Maggie is going to keep it that way—even if it kills her.

Because in this house, the truth is more dangerous than lies.


Review:   

A disturbing tale of love and hate and everything in between!

A mother and daughter, two utterly dysfunctional characters, trapped in a twisted game of life and death. Who’s done who wrong? And who’s to blame?

I did manage to figure out all the major twists and yet, the impeccable writing kept me turning the pages, begging for more.

I would definitely recommend.

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