Witness by Cath Stainclife

Witness by Cath Staincliffe

Title - Witness
Author - Cath Staincliffe
Published - July '1
Publisher - Robinson 
Genre - #Crime #Thriller
Pages - 272
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £7.99 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 1849013446

When a terrible shooting of a teenage boy takes place, there are four witnesses, four people in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fiona is a midwife who is suffering from panic attacks. Mike is a delivery driver and family man who is forced to choose between his family or the court case. Cheryl is a young single mum who wants a better life for her child. Finally Zac a homeless man who says he will speak in exchange for witness protection. 

This was the first book by Staincliffe that I didn't enjoy as much as the rest of her books. I found this book to be a bit slow and I was finding myself getting bored, to be honest. I found I couldn't engage with the characters the same way I had with previous books. I found I wasn't enjoying the plot and it was a bit slow and wasn't grabbing my attention. 


Rating - Three 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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Missing by Cath Staincliffe

Missing by Cath Staincliffe

Title - Missing (A Sal Kilkenny Novel)
Author - Cath Staincliffe
Published - June '07
Publisher - Alison and Busby
Genre - #Crime #Mystery 
Pages - 272
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £0.76
ISBN - 0749080256

Sal Kilkenny is a private investigator, one week in June she finds herself on a missing person case, after wrapping up that case and finding the missing person she suddenly finds she has two new missing person cases. Janet has been missing for over a week, her husband reported her missing when she failed to collect her kids from school. Berfan has also gone missing, he is under threat of being deported back to Iran.  Can Sal balance her work and personal life and find these missing people. 

When I read this book, I didn't realise it was the middle of the series. Which seems to be a habit of mine, I read one in the middle of the series, enjoy it then end up reading the whole series from the beginning. Which is what's happened here too.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a nice refreshing change to read about a female private investigator, one who balances work and personal life including having kids an relationships. 

I really enjoyed seeing how she manages to juggle her children and personal relationships alongside her work life. Yet again another fantastic book from Staincliffe, well written with wel thought out characters, an interesting and easy to follow plot. I found this book very unputdownable. 

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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Blink of an Eye by Cath Staincliffe

Blink of an Eye by Cath Staincliffe

Title - Blink of an Eye
Author - Cath Staincliffe
Published - July '13
Publisher - C & R Crime 
Genre - #Crime 
Pages - 272
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £6.80 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 1780335687

Your whole life can change in the blink of an eye. What started off as a fun family BBQ, soon ended in tragedy and chaos. Naomi and her boyfriend Alex are celebrating, they've had some good news. Whilst driving home a fatal accident leaves Naomi fighting for her life, Alex battered and bruised and nine-year-old Lilly dead. 

Naomi is so traumatized she has no memory of the accident. Alex tells Naomi and everyone else that it was Naomi who was driving after she had been drinking at the BBQ. Naomi has no choice but to believe him as she cannot remember anything after getting to the party. 

Will Naomi be prosecuted for driving dangerously and go to prison? or can she regain her memory in time to save herself and remember what really happened.

This book really shows you how your life can change in the blink of an eye. It also shows you how you have to cherish and fight for everything you have in life. This book was fantastically written, a real eye opener, this book makes you feel real empathy for Naomi and her family and it gets you really angry towards Alex, right from the start, I had a feeling Alex was lying and the more I read the more I hated him. 

I love it when a book sends you on a roller coaster of emotions and this book definitely did this. Wonderfully written with great characters both ones you love and ones you hate, an easy and interesting plot, keeps you gripped and engaged in the story. 

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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Letters To My Daughters Killer by Cath Staincliffe

Letters To My Daughters Killer by Cath Staincliffe

Title - Letters to my Daughters Killer
Author - Cath Staincliffe
Published - Jan '18
Publisher - Harper Collins 
Genre - #Mystery #Crime #Contemporary 
Pages - 400
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £3.99 Kindle - £3.99
ISBN - 0008172145

Ruth Sutton's daughter is killed, Ruth decides to write letters to her daughters killer in prison. Ruth is left to raise her granddaughter after her daughters death. She hates her daughters killer more than anything in the world but she needs answers, she needs to know why he dd what he did. Why her daughter? Why now?

I was unsure about this book at first but once I got into it I really enjoyed it. The only criticism I have really is, I kept expecting a reply back from the killer, I think even if just the last chapter was a reply this would of been very interesting. I felt this was what was missing from this book. 

But none the less, I did enjoy the book, I had a feeling about a quarter of the way through who I thought the killer was and I was right. I wasn't however expecting the plot twist towards the end of the book, I found this really added to the story line. 

Another brilliant story by Staincliffe, with fantastic characters, a wonderful plot which was interesting and easy to follow, it kept me gripped and wanting to turn the next page which is what I always look for in a good book. 


Rating - Four 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 Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe

The Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe

Title - The Silence Between Breaths 
Author - Cath Staincliffe 
Published AQA- Sept '16
Publisher - Constable 
Genre - #Thriller #Crime 
Pages - 272
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £6.47 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 9781472118004

Passengers on board a train bound from Manchester to Euston, leaving at 10.35am. Each passenger travelling for different reasons with no idea there journey's about to be brutally ruined. 

Holly has just landed her dream job, Jeff is heading for his first interview. Naz is working on board the train as a customer service assistant. Nick and his family are on their way to a wedding. Meg and her partner are off on a hiking holiday. Caroline is off to visit her friend and get some space. Rhona is travelling with work, but she is desperate to get back home to her child as she is unwell. In the middle of them all is Saheel and he's about to change the lives of everyone on board forever.

Cath Staincliffe has yet to write a book that I haven't loved and this one is no different. From the first page I was hooked, I couldn't put it down. It had me totally gripped and I spent the whole night reading. 

This book is a powerful and thought provoking story, about a terrible incident that could happen to us or to someone we love and make you really appreciate how precious life is and how we cannot take anything for granted. This book was beautifully written, each character was given the perfect amount of attention within the book. When I first started reading I was worried there would be too many characters to keep track off but I found it really easy to follow and the plot had me completely hooked. It had me desperate to turn the page and find out what was happening next. 

Another great novel by a great author. 


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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