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 Blog Tour Review - A Power Unbound by Freya Marske Secrets! Magic! Enemies to. . .something more? Jack Alston, Lord Hawthorn, would love a nice, safe, comfortable life. After the death of his twin sister, he thought he was done with magic for good. But with the threat of a dangerous ritual hanging over every magician in Britain, he’s drawn reluctantly back into that world. Now Jack is living in a bizarre puzzle-box of a magical London townhouse, helping an unlikely group of friends track down the final piece of the Last Contract before their enemies can do the same. And to make matters worse, they need the help of writer and thief Alan Ross. Cagey and argumentative, Alan is only in this for the money. The aristocratic Lord Hawthorn, with all his unearned power, is everything that Alan hates. And unfortunately, Alan happens to be everything that Jack wants in one gorgeous, infuriating package. When a plot to seize unimaginable power comes to a head at Cheetham Hall―Jack’s ancestral fam

Review - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Review - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

She’s the person you think you know best…

But what if you don’t actually know her at all?

Andy Oliver thinks she knows everything about her mother Laura.

Until, in a moment of terrible danger, Laura steps forward into the line of fire.

Now, Andy must embark on a desperate race against time to uncover the secrets of her mother’s past.

Before they both run out of time…

This was very different to any of Karin Slaughter's previous novels that I've read. I really liked it.

Like her previous stand-alone, The Good Daughter, Pieces of Her abandons the police procedural (or medical examiner procedural?) in favour of telling the story from the perspectives of the victims. 

It opens with a fairly horrific inciting incident, a shooting in a coffee shop. This seems to be fairly par for the course with these books, though in the current political climate reading about any mass public shooting like this can be tough.

Then the book goes down a wonderful, mystery thriller route. Andy needs to make sense of her mother's past to understand what's happening to her in the present, and she needs to do that while on the run from mysterious assassins. The story unfolds at a great pace, with the mysteries slowly becoming clear, mixed with flash back scenes that show us Andy's mother as a young woman. It's not like the murder mystery I was expecting, but it pulled me along on a thrilling ride.


Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter is out now, published by HarperCollins UK

I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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