Join me in exploring one of the first modern detective novels.
I've done LOTS of reading in the last week or so. So many lovely books to share with you this week!
Introducing a brand new psychological thriller: 'Care for Me'
Review of a lovely new romance set in the Tuscan countryside.
What parent doesn’t want the best for their child? What parent doesn’t sometimes feel overwhelmed by the responsibility? What parent doesn’t respond to offers to be guided, helped and offered the best for their child? When Claudia finds that her four-year-old son, Henry, is being ‘difficult’ at nursery, she’s embarrassed and ashamed, thinking that her … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Hawthorne School’ by Sylvie Perry
Considering that I’ve been enjoying the summer break from teaching for the last three weeks, I haven’t really done too much reading in July, as I’ve been trying to get some writing done. I’ve been fortunate in getting the opportunity to read some fabulous ARCs this month. ‘A Line to Kill’ is the third in … Continue reading July Reading Round-up
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re looking at books that I’d want with me on a deserted island. If I ever do end up on my own on a deserted island with this … Continue reading TTT: Books I’d Want With Me On a Deserted Island
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re looking at books that were good enough to read in one sitting (or would have done if I’d had the time!) 1. ‘The Green Mile’ by Stephen … Continue reading TTT: Books I’ve read in One Sitting
I’ve been lucky enough to read some really gripping crime novels this year, and ‘How to Kill your Family’ is another great read. In this darkly sarcastic novel, the serial killer tells you all about their inventive killing spree as though you’re their best friend, and their chatty narrative makes you forget that there’s anything … Continue reading Book review of ‘How to Kill your Family’ by Bella Mackie
Daphne du Maurier is often referred to as a romantic novelist, but if you’ve read her novels then you’ll know that this is not really the case. Her novels are dark, twisted and moody. There are tones of Hardy and the Brontes in her depictions of landscape, and she humanises her characters with subtlety and … Continue reading Spotlight on… Daphne du Maurier