Gilly Macmillan – Q&A

Today I’m very pleased to welcome Gilly Macmillan to the blog. Gilly’s debut novel, Burnt Paper Sky, was published by Piatkus on 27 August 2015. Today Gilly kindly answers a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Burnt Paper Sky. Burnt Paper Sky is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a…

The Widow by Fiona Barton – Review

Published by – Bantam Press Publication date – 14 January 2016 Source – copy received at Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival “‘The ultimate psychological thriller’ Lisa Gardner We’ve all seen him: the man – the monster – staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about the woman who…

Choose Your Own Adventure by Steve McHugh – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Steve McHugh to the blog. Steve’s latest book in the Helliquin Chronicles series, Lies Ripped Open is out now. Steve tells us about the books that made him fall for Urban Fantasy fiction. Choose Your Own Adventure In the late 1980s, when I was 10 years old, Urban Fantasy wasn’t…

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds – Review

Published by Faber and Faber Publication Date – 3rd September 2015 Source – Net Galley “1946, Texarkana: a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders – young couples who’ve been slaughtered at a local date…

Saskia Sarginson – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Saskia Sarginson, author of The Twins and Without You to the blog. Saskia’s new book The Other Me was published by Piatkus on 13 August 2015. Saskia kindly agreed to answer a few questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Other Me. It’s about a girl who’s running from her past, her father…

The Hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto – Review

Published by Arcadia Books Publication date – 15 September 2014 Source – review copy Translated by David Hackston “Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, has a past. Just beginning her career as a criminal investigator in a northern Finnish coastal town, she is thrust into a high-profile, seemingly unsolvable case that…

What this anniversary means to me by Sheila O’Flanagan – Guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sheila O’Flanagan to the blog. To celebrate the publication of her 20th book, My Mother’s Secret, Sheila tells us what writing her book anniversary means to her. I’m often asked if I ever dreamed that I’d be a published author – and of course I did, all the time! It was always an ambition to write a…

Sarah Jasmon – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sarah Jasmon to the blog. Sarah’s debut novel, The Summer of Secrets was published by Black Swan on 13th August 2015. Sarah kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions 1. Tell us a little about The Summer of Secrets. It’s a coming of age novel set along the…

George’s Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle – Review

Published by Gallic Books Publication date – 16 March 2015 Source – review copy from Publishers Translated by Anna Aitken “At the age of 83, retired butcher George Nicoleau is about to set off on the greatest adventure of his life. George and his neighbour Charles have long dreamt of a road trip, driving the…

The House of Dolls by David Hewson – Review

Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date – 25 September 2014 Source – received from publisher “Where dark secrets lurk behind every door . . . Anneliese Vos, sixteen-year-old daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago in mysterious circumstances. Her distraught father’s desperate search reveals nothing and results in his departure from the…

Want to read my diary? – Guest post by Jack Croxall

Today Jack Croxall has kindly stopped by the blog and written a guest post taking about why he ‘made’ his protagonist write a diary in his latest book, Wye. Want to read my diary? A diary is an immensely personal thing. People pour their innermost thoughts and emotions into the pages of a diary, often…

One to watch – The Widow by Fiona Barton

I’m introducing a new feature to the blog – One to Watch. Here I will be highlighting some books that I think will be highlights of the book year once they are released. Of course I’m no expert so you’ll not have to take my word for – you’ll have to read the books for yourself 🙂…