THIS REUNION WILL TEAR A FAMILY APART ...Summer, 2021. Nell has come home at her family's insistence to celebrate an anniversary. Fifty years ago, her father wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt, Sir Frank Churcher created a fairy story about Elinore, a murdered woman whose skeleton was scattered all over England. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Skeleton Key’ by Erin Kelly
A lovely warm hug of a novel.
Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice Feeney Daisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . . Daisy Darker is arriving at her grandmother’s house … Continue reading Audiobook Review of ‘Daisy Darker’ by Alice Feeney
In the fourth of Horowitz's Detective Hawthorne novels, chapter one opens with Horowitz stating, rather vehemently, that he absolutely will definitely not be penning another fly-on-the-wall crime novel about Hawthorne. It's all rather tongue-in-cheek, as readers have come to expect, and is of course a completely fabricated piece of dialogue with a completely fabricated detective. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Twist of a Knife’ by Anthony Horowitz
As the brutal Second World War stretches on with no end in sight, everyday life for people in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands is perilous and full of hardship. There is very little to eat and they face the constant threat of arrest adn enslavement. After the murder of her beloved uncle and the capture of her … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Resist’ by Tom Palmer
Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Millie Partridge desperately needs a party. So, when her (handsome and charming) ex-colleague Nick invites her to a Hebridean Island for New Year’s Eve, she books her ticket North. But things go wrong the moment the ferry drops her off. The stately home is more … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ by Sofia Slater
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. After banning myself from requesting any more books on NetGalley in January (unless, of course, I absolutely NEED to have them), I'm slowly working my way through my TBR (To … Continue reading TTT: Books that have been lingering on my TBR pile for far too long!
I was delighted to win a proof copy of 'The Homes' from Viper on Twitter last month. I have to admit that I hadn't heard of this book or the author before, but Viper is fast becoming my new favourite book imprint, so I couldn't wait to get stuck in. There were good people in … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Homes’ by J.B.Mylet
Grief is like an inside joke: you have to have been there to really get it. The only things Cassandra knows about her family are the stories she’s heard in snatches over the years: about the aunt and cousin she never got to meet, about the man from the folded-up photograph in one of her … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Wild Fires’ by Sophie Jai
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a really fun one, and has led to hours of indulging in looking at some fabulous bookish merchandise. These are ten of my favourites… Book Stack Earrings Book Shirt Dress Hunt a Killer mystery boxes Stephen King Book Cover throw Reading Girl Book Ends A candle that smells … Continue reading TTT: Bookish Merchandise I’d Love to Own