Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards

Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards

Title - Because She Loves Me
Author - Mark Edwards
Published - Sept '14
Publisher - Thomas and Mercer
Genre - #Psychological Thriller #Mystery #Thriller #Crime 
Pages - 348
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £4.99 Kindle - £3.98
ISBN - 177824863

Andrew Sumner was at the hospital when he met a beautiful and unique women names Charlotte. As Andrew and Charlie as she prefers to be called, begin on an intense and passionate relationship Andrew starts to notice things, someone is following him, things keep being moved round in his flat, this strangeness then starts to not only affect him but his friends and family too. 

Is Andrew losing his grip on reality? Is Charlie really the women of his dreams or the stuff of nightmares?

Mark Edwards has done it again, a truly wonderful book. Full of twists and turns you do not see coming. I was so sure I knew who was behind all the strange occurrences affecting Andrew but boy was I wrong, I wasn't even close. I listened to the audiobook version of this book and even my wife who isn't a big reader found herself staying awake at night to listen to it with me. 

This book was so well written which of course I wouldn't expect anything less from Mark Edwards, he's such an amazing author and is definitely my all time favourite author this year. 

The characters are likeable, well written and realistic. They fit the storyline perfectly. The plot was captivating, unpredictable and kept me totally hooked. I couldn't stop listening. I now have the audiobook and the Kindle version and it won't be long before I buy the paperback to add to my collection.

Rating - Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

Title - The Light Between Worlds
Author - Laura Weymouth
Published - Nov '18
Publisher - Chicken House 
Genre - #Young Adult #Fantasy
Pages - 416
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £7.74 Kindle - £4.74
ISBN - 1911490036

It's been six years since Phillipa, Evelyn and their older brother were all swept away from a war-torn London and taken to a magical woodland kingdom. Phillipa is relieved to be home but Evelyn is heartbroken and has spent the last six years mourning the woodlands kingdom. 

When Evelyn goes missing, Phillipa must face up to what happened to them six years ago and the fact that Evelyn would go to extreme lengths to return to the woodlands. 

This book was part of my October Book Box Club subscription (See October Reveal Post) so I was very interested in reading it, it has also been a while since I'd read a fantasy book based on another world. 

Unfortunately, I found this book to be rather boring, I thought it was very slow going and it didn't seem to speed up or get going at all. It never seemed to get interesting either, this made me lose interest very quickly. 

I found I couldn't get on with the characters either. I found Evelyn to be annoying and whiny which also stopped me enjoying the book. 

For all these reasons I was unable to finish the book. I have chosen to give it a single star.

Rating - One out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - No
Would I Recommend? - No
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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