The Lost Man by Jane Harper – review

Published by Little, Brown Publication date – 7 February 2019 Source – free review copy He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death. Two brothers meet at the remote…

When You Read This by Mary Adkins – review

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Publication date – 7 February 2019 Source – free review copy Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three….

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris – review

Published by Simon and Schuster Publication date -10 January 2019 Source – free review copy Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music. Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s…

In Safe Hands by J.P. Carter – extract

In Safe Hands by J.P. Carter was published by Avon on 24 January 2019. Avon have kindly allowed me to share an extract of the book. She learned that an armed response team was being dispatched and that the three men who had descended on the nursery had posed as detectives from Rotherhithe CID. She…

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup – extract

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup was published by Michael Joseph on 10 January 2019. Michael Joseph have kindly allowed me to share an extract of the book with you. Tuesday 31 October 1989 Red and yellow leaves drift down through the sunlight onto the wet asphalt, which cuts through the woods like a dark…

The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman – review

Published by Century Publication date – 7 February 2019 Source – review copy When a horrified bridesmaid finds the body of a young woman at a wedding reception, it makes the bride and groom’s choice of a Saints and Sinners theme all the more macabre. There are no means of identification and nobody knows the…

Rachael Featherstone – Q&A

Rachael Featherstone is the author of Puzzle Girl which was published by Dome Press on 10 January 2018. Rachael kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Puzzle Girl. Cassy is a rising star in the world of digital marketing and everything in her life is on track (so says…

Under the Reader’s Radar – celebrating the quiet novel

There are thousands upon thousands of books published each year. Only a small percentage of those make it to the best-seller list. That doesn’t mean that the rest aren’t worthy of reading. It may be that they are written by self-published authors who don’t have the marketing knowledge or a small independent publisher who doesn’t…

Around the world in 80(+) books

I do like to challenge myself every now and then, though I’m not sure why I put the pressure on myself. This time I’ve decided I want to read a book or short story set in, or at least partly taking place in,  or written by someone from every country in the world. Now of…