Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Dusty Pages Review: The One

How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others...

 This is a brilliant book. I was recommended it by a friend and now recommend it myself. Imagine that one cheek swab could find you that one person in the world truly meant for you. It reminds me of the split soul theory (in which soul mates are connected by the fact that they each have half of the same spirit) but done in a very scientific way with having a gene that connects two people. You have to however imagine the complications, what if you or they are all ready with someone, married or turn out to be the same sex as you.

This is what this book explores. Its a P.O.V switcher but each switch is clearly established by the characters name as the beginning of each chapter (much like in the GOT books). The narrative follows five people who took the test and how it dramatically impacts their lives, not always for the better. My favourite couple was Christopher and Amy for they were the most unlikely pairing and I was on tender hooks to work out whether they would work out or not - I was laughing inside too for reasons that you will have to read the book to find out - I don't do spoilers if I can help it.

Its a very enjoyable read and has a little bit of everything thrown in so it'll suit most readers.

I give it

Monday, 24 July 2017

Pre Order is Live

Pre Order the next installment 
in the 
Cassandra Farbanks Series 
Cruel Games 
For the special Price of £1.99/$2.99

What do a kidnapped woman, an AWOL werewolf and a missing faerie mantel of power have in common?

Cassandra plans to find out. Forced to turn to an "old friend" for help, she follows the trail to a mysterious collector and his underground arena - where the only rule is win or die.

However with a new husband intent on keeping her at home, bizarre headaches and a stalker intent on seducing her, she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can Cassandra unravel all the threads in time or will the games end with another life forfeited?

Coming 4th of August 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dusty Pages Review: The Doll House

A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.
Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.
For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.
And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time . . .

Another Helen Grace mystery under my belt and I am still really enjoying the cast of characters and the fact that I can't guess who is committing the crimes until the police do. The authors throws out a lot of red herrings so just when you think you've worked out who it is and there motivation, it turns out not to be them because they have an alibi or were in police custody when another crime was committed. In fact there are so many of them I get a little frustrated.

I was also pleased in this book to see a certain character get their just desserts as they'd been trying to ruin Helen Grace for no reason other than their own vanity. However I do get a little irritated with the short sharp chapters and jumping from person to person. It was also odd to see the diversion from what I thought was the normal personality of the Jake character and getting him the boot. This leaves Helen Grace without any foreseeable love interest which isn't necessary I suppose in the Thriller genre but it gave her some feminine appeal to me as a woman reader, that she did like me crave more than her career.

I give it