Books read in 2022

I read alot more than I review so I thought I’d try and keep a list of all books I read (or want to read) this year.

Whilst I only review crime fiction, I’m always happy to hear about other books worth a read so get in touch if you have any suggestions!


Recommended by a friend this was a great read about 2 sisters seperated by a plane crash. Utterly compelling story that flips between the two sides. Not for feint hearted flyers though!
Fascinating read of a real life Criminal Minds. Dr Ann Burgess was the first female member of the FBI’s behavioural science unit and her pioneering work changed the way that crime was investigated. Highly recommend.
This was a present from my sister.
Interesting read about a mother with dementia, as her daughter struggles to cope with looking after her secrets emerge that shows her mother might not be who she thought she was.

February 2022

Absolutely superb. No other words to describe this fantastic take on a serial killer story.
Interesting Nordic thriller, with great female lead
Audible – excellent debut set in a military town

March 2022

Another superb standalone. Alice was a police officer until she has a breakdown. Twists and turns abound.
Interesting look at gender imbalance and how the fact that so many things are based on male measurements.
Great start to a fun new series, retired detectives solve crime.
Audible – A young couple discover a body in their grandmothers house. A good story that I enjoyed.

April 2022

Revisiting an old classic via Audible, laugh out loud story of the hapless Rachel.
Second classic of the month. Dug out my old copy of Wind in the Willow in advance of a trip to the theatre.
Picked up on a trip to Waterstones, really enjoyed this. A great read with plenty of twists.

May 2022

Beautiful story of a Japanese baker who strikes up a friendship with an elderly lady.
A 60 something ‘disease control’ specialist is coming to the end of her career. Compelling and unique.
Esther steps outside for the first time in 16 years and realises danger comes in many forms. Enjoyable read.
Audible – Really enjoyed this crime told backwards.

June 2022

Great story. A girl goes missing and years later clues resurface when a new teacher arrives. A twisty read.
Another superb story by Harlen Coben, a sequel to the Boy In The Woods as Wilde trys to track down his family.
Audible – Rachel is back and all grown up. Made me laugh outloud but also some heartbreaking scenes.

July 2022

A great story of a new boyfriend and the father that doesn’t trust him. A good fun read with a great twist.
I’ve been a big fan of Catherine Ryan Howard since her debut and I have to say this was the best yet. An author survives a serial killer, but the killer is hunting her again.

August 2022

A netgalley find, with a creepy ‘collector of people’ at the heart. Good story that I enjoyed.