Quotes from a book : Dance first, Think later.

Here are some quotes that grabbed my attention while flipping through the pages of this book.

The title is quite significant to the theme of the book
The title in itself is quite significant to the theme of the book
I love this one.

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Jeffery Archer : Short story books

Jeffery Archer has a knack for the art of storytelling and his books have been bestsellers for years.

One unique feature about his short story collections is the twist in the ending of a story. A reader does not know what Archer really means to tell us until the very end.

Today I’ll be looking at three of his short story books :

  • A Twist in the Tale
  • A Quiver full of Arrows
  • Twelve Red Herrings

All three of these books fall under the genre of fictional mystery.

Examples of this creative and genius writing are in the books – A Twist in the Tale and A Quiver full of Arrows. These books are a collection of 12 or more short stories by Jeffery Archer. None of the stories last more than a few pages but involve jolts of suspense and a web of deception. The stories are built to change the whole narrative in less than a few lines, at the very end.

Twelve Red Herrings was a disappointment compared to the other two. None of the short stories stood out or sparked any enthusiasm. They were very slow and did not have a strong storyline.

Out of the three books, A Twist in the Tale is a recommend.

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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Ishita

Book Haul 2021

I finally got a chance to head out to my local bookstore and grab my first book haul for the year.

I picked out several murder mystery books by Agatha Christie.

1.Just one look

2.Before I go to sleep

3.Atomic Habits

4.How to be a Bawse

5.Death in the air

6.Dumb witness

7.Ikigai

8.Gone girl

9.A quiver full of arrows

10.Hickory Dickory Dock

11.The silent patient

12.Paper towns

13.The mysterious affairs at styles

14.The secret adversary

15.Emma

16.Cold hit

17.Mossad

18.The lesson of her death

19.Sherlock Holmes (Volume 1 )

20.Trapped

This year I am using -Goodreads to keep track of my reading list and my book reviews

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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

Hey book lover,
To every crazy book lover 
out there.
To every person who reads
like there is no tomorrow !

Happy world book day !

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

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