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I am a big fan of reading, I've always loved to curl up with a good book. While passing 'The Works' the other day I noticed a sign advertising a deal they had on, were you could by any three books for just a fiver, I obviously had to go and have a mooch. I eventually chose these three books and I can't wait to get into them all.

I picked out this book because I liked the sound of the title and the cover looked creepy, not going to lie - I judge books by their name and cover most of the time. After deciding this book looked interesting I then turned it over and read the synopsis, it sounded so intriguing and I just needed to find out what was going on. I've actually just started reading this book and it's quite good already, it really drags you in I can't wait to find out what happened!

'The first things to shift were the doll's eyes, the beautiful grey-green glass eyes. Slowly they swivelled, until their gaze was resting on Triss' face. Then the tiny mouth moved, opened to speak.

'What are you doing here?' It was uttered in tones of outrage and surprise, and in a voice as cold and musical as the clinking of cups. 'Who do you think you are? This is my family.'

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out.

Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family - before it's too late . . .'

I've read a book by this author before and really enjoyed it, I loved the sound of this one so I thought I'd give it a go.

'Rule #1: Don't Scream

Four years ago, Theresa Herrera's ten-year-old son Rico was abducted. The police found little evidence and the case went cold. Theresa's husband has told her to move on, but she won't give up hope.

Rule #2: Don't call the police

Today a mysterious woman invaded Theresa's home and told her that Rico is alive. Theresa talks on the phone to a young man who is, without question, her son.

Rule #3: Don't run. Don't fight

The woman promises to reunite Theresa with Rico only if she will follow the rules. But it is the last rule that fills Theresa with horror . . .

Rule #4: Kill your husband and your son will live. . .

Malcolm Fletcher - a former FBI profiler and now the nation's Most Wanted fugitive - arrives in Colorado to help Theresa and her husband find their son. But his arrival coincides with a dangerous and shocking twist in the case.

Barely surviving his first encounter with a suspect, Fletcher embarks on his own secret investigation, with the police just behind him every step of the way.'

The title got me first when I saw this book, it's plain but mysterious, who is this lodger? I flipped it over to read the synopsis and felt an even bigger urge to buy it.

I can't wait to read this one, it's definitely going to be my next read!

'The Buntings are an elderly London couple who have fallen on hard times. They take in a lodger with the strange name of Mr. Sleuth, who pays handsomely for their shabby rooms. He seems to be a perfect gentleman but none the less they begin to suspect that he may be the Jack-the-Ripper-like serial killer known in the press as 'The Avenger'.

 As the number of murders in the city begins to mount, and Mr. Bunting's teenage daughter from an earlier marriage comes to stay, the couple must decide what to do about the man in their upstairs rooms. An early example of a psychological suspense story and a brilliant evocation of the fog-bound and gaslit streets of late Victorian London, The Lodger is still a wonderfully compelling thriller.'

Are there any books that you are excited to read?

Danielle xo

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