Sunday, April 16, 2017

Designated survivor

"Designated survivor" is a TV series that's not only about conspiracy or USA politics. It's also about human decency. A bit of an oxymoron, decency and politics in one paragraph, but there you have it. Extremely watchable.


Monday, April 10, 2017

I see you

"I see you" by Clare Macintosh is a page-turner. Call it a who-dun-it or a psychological thriller... this is a fast-paced nail-biter about real characters in an almost unreal (and yet chillingly plausible) situation.

(I found the author's much-acclaimed debut too melancholy-grey to read beyond the first few chapters - and that's despite being aware of the twist. This book was not depressing like the first, and it did have an OMG twist nonetheless.)


Blurb:

You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you're going.

You're not alone.

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .



The Memory Watcher

The Memory Watcher by Minka Kent is an intriguing psychological thriller with a twist I didn't see coming. I loved the message of the book "not everything you see online is real" - because, no matter how we know it intellectually, we keep falling for FaceMyth time and time again.

Blurb:
When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence.

From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account without so much as a warning.

Frantic and desperate to reconnect with her daughter, Autumn applies for a nanny position with the McMullens, manipulating herself into Grace's life under false pretences. And it's only then that Autumn discovers pictures lie, the perfect family doesn't exist, and beautiful people? They have the ugliest secrets.