Sunday, 22 May 2022

Review: Quick Reads - Wish You Were Dead - Peter James


Gritty-ish quick read.   Loved the menacing and dark location, the criminal characters seemed a little one dimensional, but I imagine it's quite difficult to build layers to a character in only 124 pages.  However, the other characters were believable.   This is my first Peter James read but I would happily read more.  Any writer that does a good job of a Quick Reads book is definitely worth investing more time in.    In my opinion the Quick Reads scheme is a great concept, and most authors pull it off.  This definitely works as a standalone novel, but if you're reading the series I am not sure how it would stand up to the full-length novels.  It's an excellent length for a holiday read and to introduce a reader to crime novels or Peter James. 


Roy Grace and his family have left Sussex behind for a week’s holiday in France. The website promised a grand house, but when they arrive the place is very different from the pictures. And it soon becomes clear that their holiday nightmare is only just beginning.

Bookworm Blessings.  x

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Review: Amazon Prime - A Highland Practice - Jo Bartlett

This was an easy, gentle read, with a few twists and a happy ever after ending. I found it to be a quick read with good chapter lengths. The medical emergencies were well written but we were saved any gory details, it was more about how the two main characters worked as team. This is a sweet romance about loss, love and coming together. A lovely read to lose yourself for a few hours.  I will be looking out for more from this author and I have already added Murder at the Highland Practice to my "to read" wish list. 

Bookworm Blessings.  x