Summary It’s time to solve the murder of the century. Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a famous children’s book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, its margins full of strange markings and annotations. Wanting to know more, he took it to his English teacher Miss Iles, not relaising the chain of events … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Twyford Code’ by Janice Hallett
I’m not too sure that I’d read much about this book before starting it - if I’m honest, I’d completely forgotten what the premise was, and so from the title alone, I was expecting a thriller. It certainly is a thriller, but also so much more, and I absolutely loved it. The novel begins in … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Last House on the Street’ by Diane Chamberlain
Description How well do you know your neighbour?Would you trust them with your life? I heard Emily before I saw her. The harsh smack of heels against cheap wooden floorboards. The loud phone calls. The incessant music. I knew Emily before I met her. Discarded receipts in our communal hallway. Sticky leftovers in the shared food waste bin. Wine … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Girl Upstairs’ by Georgina Lees
This family-centred contemporary psychological thriller is full of twists and turns, and it will keep you guessing right up to the end. MEET THE WALSH FAMILYLucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces…Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep…Connor: Son. Brother. Can never tell the truth… Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they … Continue reading Book Review of ‘All For You’ by Louise Jensen
A brand new novel for all you bibliophiles out there! Liesl Weiss has worked at the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at a prestigious university for many years. She’s given up hope of leading her own department, content to work in the shadow of her much-revered boss. When he has a stroke, Liesl … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Department for Rare Books and Special Collections’
This weekly challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you need to do to participate is to answer these three questions: What are you currently reading?What have you recently finished reading?What will you be reading next? This post features links to the mentioned books on Amazon. If you choose … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – Wednesday, 13th October 2021
I’d been lucky enough to get an early look at the first couple of chapters of ‘Care For Me’ a few months ago, and I was hooked from the start. We’re introduced to Amira, a woman who has her fair share of problems: she is the sole-carer for her mother who has dementia, is divorced … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Care For Me’ by Farah Cook
Publishing in September 2021, is 'The Magician', a new book by Colm Tóibín, author of many, many books including 'Brooklyn' and 'Nora Webster'. This is a largely fictional, yet meticulously researched, account of the life of Thomas Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning German author of 'Death in Venice' and 'The Magic Mountain'. The story begins with … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Magician’ by Colm Tóibín
One of the most anticipated sequels of the year!
Review of a lovely new romance set in the Tuscan countryside.