Audiobook review of ‘Fragile Monsters’ by Catherine Menon

 A SPELLBINDING DEBUT NOVEL SET BETWEEN WW2 AND CONTEMPORARY MALAYSIA Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for as … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Fragile Monsters’ by Catherine Menon

Book Review: ‘One August Night’ by Victoria Hislop

5th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences. When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy. In the aftermath, the question of … Continue reading Book Review: ‘One August Night’ by Victoria Hislop

Book Review of ‘Invisible Girl’ by Lisa Jewell

I discovered Lisa Jewell earlier this year, and devoured 'The Family Upstairs' and 'The House We Grew Up In'. This latest novel did not disappoint. It's got the usual domestic setting, and beautifully-drawn characters, and some great twists and turns that leave you guessing until the last page. I really like Lisa Jewell's depiction of … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Invisible Girl’ by Lisa Jewell

What I read in March 2021

We've just stepped into April, the sun is shining, and it's time for a round-up of last month's reading... TitleAuthorDate PublishedFormatMy rating out of 5Link to my review The PearlJohn Steinbeck1947Audiobook4I Found YouLisa Jewell2017Audiobook5Marion Lane and the Midnight MurderT.A. Willberg2020Ebook2Read my reviewThe Valley of Lost SecretsLesley Parr2021Audiobook4The Distant HoursKate Morton2010Hardback4The Martian ChroniclesRay Bradbury1950Audiobook3Circus of WondersElizabeth … Continue reading What I read in March 2021