Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT Supernatural #Horror THE GIRL WHO WASN’T THERE by @NickClausen9

Today’s team review is from Karen, she blogs here

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Karen has been reading The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Nick Clausen

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The story starts when Andy leaves his little sister outside the library. When he returns some minutes later – she is gone.

With The Girl Who Wasn’t There”, Nick Clausen has created an intriguing plot about a boy who wants to save his sister; he is soon convinced that she has been abducted, and luckily gets unexpected advice at his favourite location. “The Girl Who Wasn’t There” comprises authentic characters with sufficient depth; I got very close to Andy and his mindset. Nick Clausen introduces his characters with care. I had a great time reading – this is a very compelling read; I was drawn into the story right away, close to Andy and his allies. The plot offers food for thought, still keeps me thinking. There were some surprising turns, and I was fascinated to see in what manner Nick Clausen’s story reaches the finishing line.

The cover is great – perfect for this story.

This is for you if you like thought-provoking stories and teen and young adult horror and mystery.

A remarkable story to read again.


Book description

Monsters are real. And they steal children.

A young girl disappears without a trace.
The police have no clue as to what might have happened.
The severed family is thrown into despair as weeks go by, and still no sign of her.
The girl’s older brother begins looking for her on his own.
Soon he becomes convinced that a supernatural being has taken her.
Unfortunately, it turns out he’s right …

The Girl Who Wasn’t There is a gripping supernatural thriller.

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Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT DOWN SOLO by Earl Javorsky #TuesdayBookBlog #Thriller

Today’s team review is from Terry, she blogs at

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Terry has been reading Down Solo by Earl Javorsky


DOWN SOLO by Earl Javorsky

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by me as a member of Rosie Amber’s Review Team

Another gritty, unusual and often darkly amusing thriller from Earl Javorsky, this time with a clever hint of the supernatural. Charlie Miner is a fast talking, various substance snorting PI involved with many shady characters; the fact that he’s actually dead adds another dimension to his dealings.

He has a drink-crazed ex-wife and a daughter, Mindy, who he loves dearly and who has to deal with the scattered lives of her parents. Among the cast are drug dealers, gang members, a priest, shady investment entrepreneurs, and a particularly perceptive taxi driver, Daniel.

The dialogue in this book is excellent, sharp and realistic, and zips along, with prison visits, road trips, kidnappings, arson, gunfights, from Santa Monica to Mexico. It’s not predictable at all, which I loved, and there’s never a dull moment; aside from this, Earl Javorsky is just a very stylish writer, and Charlie is a great narrator.

I didn’t like it quite as much as his other book, Trust Me, because I would have preferred it if it was just a straight thriller without the supernatural element, and I felt it could do with a little tidying up in places, but the first reason is only personal taste, and I’d certainly say, yes, read this. It’s good!

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