I finished the year with a not insubstantial total of 124 books read, and in no particular order here are my top ten books from that list.
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
666 Charing Cross Road by Paul Magrs
Bryant and May investigate The Victoria Vanished by Christopher Fowler
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Heart Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Halfhead by Stuart MacBride
Taken by Robert Crais
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
Let’s start all over again in the morning shall we?
This is the book I didn’t want to put down. This is the book who’s main character grabs you by the shoulders, look you straight in the eye and says watch me unravel. This is the book that made me jealous. This is the book that made me sit down and write again.
They say I’m evil.
The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o’clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me.
And everyone believes it. Including you.
But you don’t know. You don’t know who I used to be. Who I could have been.
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever shake off my mistakes or if I’ll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons
Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time.