Sample Saturday – two thrillers and a spy story

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone

Why I have it: Spotted at Orange Pekoe Reviews.

Summary: Widowed with a young child, Andy is certain that he will never again find love. Then he meets Anna. But when Andy ends up in hospital on his wedding night, he realises that Anna is not what she seems.

I’m thinking: No. The writing is a bit too ‘overblown suspense’ for my liking.

Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Why I have it: No idea.

Summary: Teo is a loner – the only time he feels emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver. He meets charismatic Clarice, his exact opposite, and becomes obsessed. There’s stalking and kidnapping.

I’m thinking: Maybe – but maybe too creepy?!

The Innocent by Ian McEwan

Why I have it: Spotted in Booker Talk’s #6degrees chain.

Summary: A member of a British-American surveillance team in Cold War Berlin finds himself in too deep.

I’m thinking: No – no immediate appeal so I might leave McEwan and his spy stories with Sweet Tooth

4 responses

  1. The McEwan is also only one that appeals to me – and have read it and really enjoyed. Not sure whether or not you’re put off by Sweet Tooth but if that’s the reason you don’t fancy can only say I thought this was miles better than Sweet Tooth!!!!

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