Thursday, 25 January 2018


Girl Targeted is the first book I have read by Val Collins. This story does have an issue with jumping 

around a little too much, if you can keep up then I believe you will enjoy it.  There are numerous 

suspects for our  heroine Aofie a investigative journalist. A murder at the charity where she works 

part time has her trying to find the killer. 

All the characters from Rachel to Gavin are well crafted and all as utterly flawed as the next.  It was 

nice to read a story set in Ireland as i haven't read that many. It was a fast paced novel and perhaps 

that is why it did jump a little. I read it in one sitting and found myself lost in the novel.

So many false leads in this novel and it will keep you guessing until the end. 

The hubby and mother in law are a strange pair and a number of times i would have loved to lock 

them in a cellar.

Are secrets really worth murdering for?  If you like psychological thrillers then this book is worth a 


Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Discovering the Woodsman is the first book in a trilogy by author N. M. Brott. The language is rather

old fashioned and reads like a 19th Century Novel and yet it does have a certain charm being a fairy

story. Our Tale  starts where we are introduced to Heather the heroine and a description of the

cottage being at the edge of a forest. This reminded me of the Little Red Riding Hood Fairy tale.

Her Best Friend is Princess Malva.

Heather has a great liking for Woodcutters and although as a lady she was destined to be a

nobleman's wife she longed to belong to the woodcutters of her childhood tales.

Meeting Japser in the forest Heather falls in love but he isn't the type of man she should marry. I

don't want to give too much away and ruin the ending for people. It's a fairly pacey novel so and the

pace moves fairly quickly. The story does draw you in and you do want to know how it ended.

If you don't like the old fashioned style of writing then this book probably won't be for you but if you

love a good romance tale and a young girls hopes and dreams then you will enjoy the tale.

I would read the other books in the trilogy and to see what Heather gets up too.

I'd give it 4/5 stars