With the Easter break coming up AND my birthday I’ve been thinking about how I wanted to spend it. My first thought was total isolation with a good book! Haha! I feel bad for even thinking it and my 5 year old would not forgive me if we didn’t celebrate a birthday properly. I think she lives by the mantra “if it’s your birthday, it’s my birthday”. Anyway it got me thinking about what I wanted to read. I’m not into chick-lit (sorry) so I’ve pulled together a list of the best crime fiction books to devour over the holidays. Let me know if you’ve read them and if you’ve any other recommendations!

Thanks for dropping by, J ♥

The Confession – Jo Spain (click to buy)

I discovered the Irish author at the end of last year when I read Sleeping Beauties. It was incredible – well paced, unnerving and downright clever. So I can’t wait to get stuck into her latest thriller!

Splinter In The Blood – Ashley Dyer (click to buy)

I love a good police procedural drama and apparently this novel’s plot and detective protagonists make it a compelling read. Plus it’s a new author for me so good to broaden my crime horizons.

The Liar’s Girl – Catherine Ryan Howard (click to buy)

Based in my adopted home Dublin I know this story of a serial killer is going to be uncomfortably good! It’s new but already has a tonne of positive reviews, particularly around the main players. As another reader put it “it’s a crime novel driven more by character than by twists“. That was the clincher for me, add to basket…

The Midnight Line – Lee Child (click to buy)

Ok I’ve been a fan of Jack Reacher long before Tom Cruise tried to be him! My brother-in-law Andy and I obsess over Lee Child books because well Reacher is just bloody amazing. I pray Child never stops writing about this character.

Let Me Lie – Clare Mackintosh (click to buy)

This is the latest novel from former police woman Clare Mackintosh. I haven’t read her first two books but apparently she’s the queen of psychological thrillers so I’m in!

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