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.
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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To every crazy book lover
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Happy world book day !
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.
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
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.
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.
A book that grips you the start to the end.
132 WORDS – HALF A MINUTE
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.
Rating-4 out of 5