Book review: Hickory Dickory Dock

Rating: 3.5/ 5

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Genre :Murder mystery

Hercule Poirot is back with his immaculate mustache and Belgian accent. In his world – order and routine reigns supreme ,so when his highly efficient assistant Ms. Lemon makes not one – but three typing errors, he takes it upon himself to bring back order.

He is called down to the students hostel at the end of Hickory Road by the sweet bubbly caretaker Ms. Hubbard (Ms. Lemon’s sister) when she finds various items  missing and  vandalized.

She assumes it to be just some cruel joke until Hercule Poirot steps in and calls it “a unique and beautiful problem.”

He takes one look at the list of bizarre and yet unseeming random list of items that were stolen and vandalized – a stethoscope, some lightbulbs, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, some boracic powder and a diamond ring .

He knows something is amiss in Dickory road. Something much bigger than petty thefts and robberies.

Hickory Dickory Dock is  a very classic detective novel with an interesting twist. A nice light read.

The storyline focuses on character buildup which I thoroughly enjoyed. The ending was mildly surprising.

I really enjoyed unique nuances of Hercule Poirot.

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BOOK REVIEW ~ BEFORE HER EYES

One small slip up and the killer is found .

Or is he?

Naomi Hannah has been blind since birth.She has tried to end everything multiple times but has no courage to do so.

She stumbles upon a body of a woman who is covered in blood.She senses that she is not alone.

She knows that the killer is standing right there.

Why was she left alive ? 

The small claustrophobic town is on its toes to find who committed this gruesome crime particularly  after the disaster of Haley Miller’s disappearance -20 years ago.

It’s a twisted tale of corruption ,murder and power.

It’s a small town where everyone is stepping on each others toes.People know things they are not supposed to.

Whereas some are blind to it all.

When Noami becomes the number one suspect , Detective Sergeant Marcus Campbell is on a mission to unearth the dirty and frightening secret of this town,with or without help.

Little do they know that the killer is right under their noses.

This book is an absolute page turner.A psychological thriller that reels you in.

You just cannot read this book fast enough.

Jack Jordan is an artist who makes the book come alive through the turmoil inside a blind girl’s head.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Genre- Psychological thriller ,murder

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Happy world book day !

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT BOOK REVIEW

Reading time -2 min 

It takes just one sentence to change the entire story.

.EDEN.

Eden is happily married and has a perfect life with Aaron until they decided to start a family.Eden longs to hold the hand of a child.

IVF procedures,blood tests and more fertility treatments only leading to a misconception every single time.

Eden has seen her life crumble before her eyes ,time and again.She has now turned into an addict who needs her daily fix.She NEEDS to hold a child.She has reached the brink of a psychological disillusion and  possibly losing her mind.

.JESSIE.

Jessie is a insomniac.She hasn’t slept in a week and could die.

The world record is 11 days.

When Jessie carries out her mother’s dying wish to truly find herself ,she discovers that Jessie Sloane does not exist.Her social security number turns up in the dead persons database.

Jessie has started hallucinating.She hears voices and sees things.But she just has one question mind?Who is really Jessie Sloane and what does the picture her mother has hidden in the wall of their house have anything to do with it?

The story is written through the perspective of these two woman-Eden and Jessie who’s lives intersect one another in the most thrilling way.

Rating – 4 out of 5 

Genre -Psychological thriller

A book that keeps you gripped and hungry for more.

A shout out to Anushka Rai and Meenakshi Viswanathan who are as crazy about books as I am.Thank you for your part in my journey.

THE LYING GAME BOOK REVIEW

READING TIME -1 minute

4 girls .1 game. 5 rules

Isa and her 3 best friends from school played the lying game ,convincing others of the most outrageous and repulsive lies ever with a scoring system.

17 years later the 4 girls are forced to meet again in Salten after one text.

 I need you.
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This is not a friendly get together as a body has been found.Kate’s father who was presumed to be missing has now turned up in the Reach.

The girls are trapped as the game has caught onto them .They have to get their stories straight before questions are asked.

They are playing the
 lying game
 but one of them 
 is not following the rules.

Ruth ware is a master storyteller who knows how to keep her reader hooked from the first page.This book you  simply cannot put down.

Rating -4.5/5 

White Bones Book Review

WHITE BONES BOOK REVIEW

– Graham Masterton

READING TIME 45 SECS

Eleven women buried in one grave.On a desolate farm.Stripped off their flesh,to reveal just their white bones.All dating back to 1915

A story that revolves around mythology,ancient rituals and superstitious beliefs .This book will give you goosebumps and send shivers down your spine.

Now 2 more women are found dead ,the same way.Flesh removed and buried.And there is none but one lead,A small doll tied to their bones.

Read as Katie Maguire find this monster.This person whose heart is made of stone and oozes black.

Hang onto every word as time is running out.

You will never see it coming

Beautiful,revolting and mesmerising all in one book.

Rating 4.8/5
COULD.NOT.PUT.DOWN.

HAVE.TO.FINISH.

A book that grips you the start to the end.

GENRE-Thriller,mythology,crime,murder mystery

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING -BOOK REVIEW (1 min )

Reading time – 1 min 

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17 year old Maddy is allergic to the world.Allergic to the human touch ,the smell of perfume ,the air outside .

She suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency.She lives inside a bubble.A bubble with filtered air ,herself and her mom.

She has never felt grass beneath her feet,she has never smelled freshly baked bread from the bakery and has never attened high school.

The boy next door changes her story.

But before you jump to a cocnclusion,this is not a complete lovey -dovey romance book ..

 Maddy’s bubble is just an illusion ,an illusion in which she has lived for 17 years.

Must read.And reread

Nicola yoon beautifully paints a picture of love ,romance ,happiness ,joy and celebration .

This book touches your heart.

A book I always come back to.

Just one word to describe it : Beautiful 

Rating – 5/5

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR-SHARI LAPENA

132 WORDS – HALF A MINUTE

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They would only be gone for a few hours.The party was just next door.The baby monitor was on.the  would check on her every half hour.

Everything should be okay ..

Boy were they wrong !

Hold on tight as Shari Lapena takes you through a gripping and chilling tale of a couple whose baby daughter is missing and the kidnapper has left no clue behind expect for the baby’s onesie.

Everybody has their secrets.Some more deadly  than others.

Here nothing is what you see .Here you can’t trust anybody

Follow the story as it begins to unravel disturbing ,bone chilling and  suspenseful events.

Conclusion-A gripping tale from beginning to the end.Must finish in one sitting.

Genre-Crime,Mystery ,Murder 

Rating-4 out of 5