Monday, 23 May 2022

Fairest Creatures by Karen Taylor



Fairest Creatures
by
Karen Taylor

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.


A serial killer’s obsession with the preservation of beauty sees him return to stalk the streets of Penzance in the summer of 2019. It’s 23 years since his first victims went missing, setting DI Brandon Hammett on the hunt for the Sleeping Beauty Killer.

A beautiful woman is being held captive in an unknown location.

Although not physically injured, she is manacled to a chair in a darkened, sinister dining room. Her captor is polite but menacing. Her female companions silent spectators.

When a glass box is found in Prussia Cove, containing a conch and the ear of a missing beauty, a murder investigation is launched.

Is the Sleeping Beauty Killer back? Or is this a copycat killing?

What’s clear is an evasive, clever killer is at large, presenting DI Brandon Hammett with a deadly race against time.


Pages:  385
Genre:  Serial Killers


Fairest Creatures
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?


Saturday, 14 May 2022

The Corn by Barbara Gaskell Denvil



The Corn
by
Barbara Gaskell Denvil

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

If you love George RR Martin, Robert Jordan and Madeline Miller then you’ll love Gaskell Denvil’s new Cornucopia
‘Another great fantasy epic of the modern age.’ The Corn is the first volume in the Cornucopia series.

Witch, lover, doctor or whore?
Losing her mother and her first love at just fifteen, Freia needs to make her way in a cruel world alone.

Freya can be all of these and more, as a woman beset by enemies…
Having learnt to make herbal potions at a very young age, she gets the chance to cure the king. Although someone else is poisoning him and can’t wait to put the blame on Freia. But where right and wrong become blurred, poison could be her closest ally. With the king dead, the secret council now runs the country, but who leads the council?

She’s determined to survive…
In a city full of greed and deceit, surrounded by pain and loss, Freia learns to use her strengths.
But revenge is not always so sweet…

An epic ‘Gritty Historical Fantasy’ with a large and varied cast of characters.


Pages:  466
Genre:  Historical Fantasy


The Corn
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?


Thursday, 12 May 2022

Circle of Vanity by Michael Reidy



Circle of Vanity
by
Michael Reidy

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

What makes a painting genuine?
Portrait painter Sir Nigel Thomas and actress Ligeia Gordon whose adventures were recorded in the award-winning On the Edge of Dreams and Nightmares, are back in an another aesthetic exploration.
When unknown paintings by Old Masters and well-known artists begin to appear around the world, only a few people dare to question their authenticity. As Sir Nigel, Sir John Hawsley, auction house chairman, and retired Detective Chief Inspector James Beech discover, whistle-blowers are appreciated no more in the art world than elsewhere.

Pages:  227
Genre: 


Circle of Vanity
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Swindled by S E Shepherd



Swindled
by
S E Shepherd

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

‘He’s out there somewhere. He’s taken everything from me, and … I hate him!’

Lottie

Beautiful, but a little spoilt, Lottie Thorogood leads a charmed life. Returning home from horse riding one day, she finds a stranger, drinking tea in the family drawing room – a stranger who will change her life, forever.

Hannah

After a bad decision cut short her police career, Hannah Sandlin is desperate to make her mark as a private investigator. She knows she has the skills, but why won’t anyone take her seriously? She’s about to become embroiled in a mystery that will finally put those skills to the test and prove her doubters wrong. It will also bring her a friend for life.

Vincent

Vincent Rocchino has spent his life charming the ladies, fleecing them and fleeing when things turn sour. How long can he keep running before his past catches up with him?

S.E. Shepherd’s brilliant new novel is a tale of how the strong bond of friendship can overcome the darkness of deception, and a gripping new thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Pages:  378
Genre:   Private Investigator Mysteries


Swindled
  was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?


Saturday, 7 May 2022

Murder Before The Wedding by Lorna Snowden



Murder Before The Wedding
by
Lorna Snowden

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Lydia has settled in Ashdale where she and Greg are looking forward to Bella Sturdy's birthday party with a second party the following night at Robbie Parker's apartment in Leeds. Meanwhile, local Ashdale businesses are preparing for the inaugural wedding fair taking place at Ashdale Hall. The first wedding to take place at the Hall is that of Charlotte Worthington to Sir Gerald Pemberton, but Charlotte is trying to keep her affair with Adam Lewis a secret until after her wedding. The problems start when Adam takes the elopement joke seriously and buys a spanish villa, although it seems to be more about his own safety than romance as he is trying to avoid a couple of heavies sent after him by a London loan shark. Vinnie and Vivienne Buckley are also in Ashdale for the weekend and that surely means trouble ...


Pages: 356
Genre: Cozy Mystery

  
Murder Before The Wedding was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?