Book Review of ‘The Skeleton Key’ by Erin Kelly

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

Audiobook Review of ‘Daisy Darker’ by Alice Feeney

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

Book Review of ‘The Twist of a Knife’ by Anthony Horowitz

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

Book Review of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ by Sofia Slater

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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

Book Review of ‘The Family Remains’ by Lisa Jewell

Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can’t stay buried for ever…. It doesn’t feel like it was two minutes since I was reading my first Lisa Jewell, and falling in love with her domestic psychological thrillers. She’s now one of my go-to authors and I automatically add each of her new releases … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Family Remains’ by Lisa Jewell

Book Review of ‘The Battle of Cable Street’ by Tanya Landman

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Political tensions are heightening on the streets of Stepney, and as Oswald Mosley comes to power, Elsie begins to see friendships torn apart ... Award-winning author Tanya Landman explores the rise of antisemitic fascism in 1930s London in this gripping new story. Life has always been tough on the streets of Stepney, where Elsie and … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Battle of Cable Street’ by Tanya Landman

Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Narrated by Miles Meili Duration: 7 hours 2 minutes This is a cozy-ish murder mystery set in Winnepeg, Canada. It begins with a barn full a pigs exploding. Authorities find the bodies of fifty-four pigs and one adult male. Vet Dr. Peter Bannerman has previous experience of helping out with police investigations, and when his … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott