I’m Traveling Along by Samuel Bjork

Traveling Alone is a German book, and in my case I read the version that was translated into English. It is set in Germany is a crime novel about a police drama with some horrific and sinister crimes.

Although I may not of been able to pronounce all of the characters name or all of the towns that they lived in; I felt as if I entered a fascinating and cultured world.

The style of which this book was written in, was very similar to Paul's Hawkins books. In the sense, that there are lots of different characters; all with their own story and link to the bigger picture.

Some characters I found it difficult to love or hate, but in the end it's clear the motives of the characters.

I was interested throughout, not knowing weather each page would bring my closer to the links or to the horrific crimes.

I found this book a longer book then normal and sometimes I loose interest when it's a long read but I was hooked all the way through. It was one of those books that when you put it down, you are left thinking about it.. why did she do that? What was that persons motives?

If your looking for a police novel, that's linked with chilling and unusual crimes, then this book is defo of interest for you!

It's was recommended to me, and now I am recommending it to you!

*****

DL 💋

Lying in the Wait – LiZ NugentΒ 

Lying in the wait, is a gripping crime novel that keeps you interested through out.

This book explores a range of characters of different classes and focuses on the contrast of the rich too the families on low income.  

It’s also explores different traits from control freaks to Submissive. 
Being set in 1980, also opened my eyes to some of the old Irish traditional views. For example how important it is to not “dirty the family name” 
As the story unravels, it is interesting to find out the lies and the secrets of the families. None of which are as perfect as they look. 
Unlike most crime novels I read, we are aware of who murdered who at the very beginning. This results in the book being focused on covering up and making sure no body find out.
There are many unexpected twists along the way. When you discover the first one and think it’s shocking, you will be even more shocked at the next hurdle.  
I thought the ending was starting to me very anti climax but nothing could of prepared me for the ending. It was unreliable and once again a ending like no other.
10 out of 10 and I would defiantly recommend 

The Escape by C L Taylor

Another fabulous book by CL Taylor. After feel very satisfied after reading the Missing by miss Taylor, I went on to buying The Escape. Again, I was so indulged I read it within three days ( even though i was commuting to London all week) 

This story is about a mother who suffers with agoraphobia. Her and her daughter have been threatened. She feels she has no choice but to keep running.
Like her other books, there are lots of characters introduced and you are never sure who to trust. I honestly didn’t know who to trust and when the ending plot was reviled I was shocked. I had some stages where I doubted certain characters and then next I would love them again. 
I have noticed the trend in C L Taylor’s book of the interest of phycology and this is an exciting element. A book written in third person, with someone who is having mental health issues takes you on a brand new type of journey. The book is very well written, and really allows you take on this persons character.  
The daughter is a lovable character, and I was hoping through your the book she would be safe.
This character takes you on an emotional journey of hope, grief and disappointment. 
The book is set in a number of places including Ireland. I loved the little touches, like she was eating “tayto crisps” for me this was something to relate too. 
I felt I was intrigued from the first page to the very last. I felt eager to understand why this was happening to them and the ending was very interesting. 
Once again, I am looking forward to reading her next book.  

The Missing by C.L Taylor

I have read plenty of crime books and plenty of stories about people going missing. They all are generally a guessing a game, who was the murderer? Did someone kidnap the child? Did they just run away? Those are the typical questions I ask myself.

This book has you asking more. Everyone becomes a suspect in the eye of controlling mum.
Being written in third person, allows you to take on the persona of mum. The constant of mention of memories, allow you to relate to all the characters and builds a good foundation of the background. You feel how chaotic mums life is, and how her worries are adding to her stress.
This book covers a aspect of social media and how this can effect teenagers life. It is a aspect that teenagers can perhaps relate to and a aspect that adults will be interested in. It is a style that that I have not until now read in a crime thriller.

There are also other elements of lies, cheat, rebelling and manipulation.

This book was one I could not put down. I went to work wondering why certain people had lied to poor mum, who was just trying find her son.

The last few chapters had me really feeling that the chaos is peaking, i felt like mum like I couldn’t take anymore. Then, bam a massive twisted ended.

I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I recommend this book highly, 5/5. I even tweeted the CL Taylor to thank her for such a great read. I was so looking forward to Reading her next book, that I finished The Missing this morning and I’ve already bought another of her books called “The escape” and reading it on my way home.