The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton

Released: 2016   Run time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Synopsis:

“When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.” Continue reading “The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

★★★★★

Pages: 352   Price: £9.00   Published: 2011   Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blurb:

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.”
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Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

★★★★★

Pages: 368   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Harlequin Mira
Genre: Thriller, Young Adult, Suspense

Blurb:

“In an apartment in downtown Chicago, Quinn Collins wakes up to discover her flatmate Esther has disappeared. Quinn searches in vain for clues but the only thing she finds is a discarded letter addressed to ‘My Dearest’. Alex Gallo works in a coffee shop in a tourist town on the shores of Lake Michigan. When a mysterious woman turns up, the teenager is drawn to her, but what starts as an innocent crush soon spirals into something more sinister. As Quinn wonders about her friendship with Esther, and Alex falls under the strangers spell, both must question how well you can ever really know another person. And how can you  be sure that they are telling the truth?” Continue reading “Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica”

Echo Burning (Jack Reacher 5) by Lee Child

★★★★★

Pages: 572   Price: £8.00   Published: 2001 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller

Blurb:

“Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband’s in jail. When he comes out, he’s going to kill her. Her family’s hostile, she can’t trust the cops, and the lawyers won’t help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.”
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The Visitor (Jack Reacher 4) by Lee Child

★★★★★

Pages: 510   Price: £8.00   Published: 2000 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Age 16+
(The Visitor is also called Running Blind in other countries)

Blurb:

“Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they’re both dead. Found in their own homes, naked in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.” Continue reading “The Visitor (Jack Reacher 4) by Lee Child”

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

★★★★★

Pages: 289   Price: £13.00 (Hardback)   Published: 2017 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller

Blurb:

“You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That’s the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend is not so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe…” Continue reading “A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena”

Murderabilia by Craig Robertson

★★★★★

Pages: 418   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Thriller, Crime

Blurb:

“Murderabilia – collectible items related to murders, murderers and crime scenes. Some items are only available to buy on the dark net. The collector must be prepared to pay a high price. As Detective Inspector Rachel Narey and her partner, journalist Tony Winter are about to find out” Continue reading “Murderabilia by Craig Robertson”