Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift – Review

Published by Scribner Publication date – 25 February 2016 Source – review copy “It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?…

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben – Review

Published by Century Publication date – 24 March 2016 Source – Net Galley review copy “If your husband was murdered And you were a witness How do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam? You thought you trusted him. Now you can’t even trust yourself. Dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for…

Natasha Solomons – Q&A

Today I’m very pleased to share with you this Q&A with Natasha Solomons. Natasha is the author of Mr Rosenblum’s List, The Gallery of Vanished Husbands and The Novel in the Viola. Her latest novel, The Song Collector, was published in paperback by Sceptre on 24 March 2016. I had a chat with Natasha and she…

Sinead Moriarty – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Sinead Moriarty to the blog. Sinead is the author of 11 novels including The Secrets Sisters Keep, Mad About You, This Child of Mine and The Baby Trail. Her latest novel, The Way We Were, was published by Penguin on 24 March 2016. Sinead kindly answered a few of…

Fever at Dawn by Peter Gardos – Review

Published by Doubleday Publication date 7 April 2016 Source – review copy “In an over-crowded hospital ward in the summer of July 1945, Miklos is propped up against a pillow. He is writing a letter of hope. It doesn’t matter that Miklos is bruised and battered, that his skin shares the same colour as a…

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr – Review

Published by Headline Publication date – 12 February 2015 Source – review copy “After a summer fighting wildfire, US Park Ranger Anna Pigeon sets off on a camping trip to the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. With her are four women: Heath, Leah and their two teenage daughters. For Heath, who is paraplegic, it is…

My Friend in Crime by Jorn Lier Horst – Guest Post

Today I’m pleased to welcome guest blogger Jorn Lier Horst to the blog. Jorn Lier Horst is one of Norway’s most experienced police investigators, but also one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. He writes engaging and intelligent crime novels that offer an uncommonly detailed and realistic insight into the way serious crimes are investigated,…

Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein – Review

Published by Sphere Publication date – 18 February 2016 Source – review copy “The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City’s most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the busy George Washington Bridge. But Detective Mike Chapman is about to become far too well acquainted with the dangerous side of the…

Adam Brookes – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Adam Brookes to the blog. Adam is the author of Night Heron and his latest novel to feature Philip Mangan, Spy Games, was published by Sphere on 10 March 2016. Adam kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Spy Games.  Spy Games marks the…

Where do your ideas come from? – Guest Post by Jane Isaac

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Jane Isaac to the blog. Jane is the author of An Unfamiliar Murder, The Truth Will Out and Before It’s Too Late. Her first novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, featuring DCI Helen Lavery, was re-released on 1 March 2016. Jane has kindly written a guest post discussing where her ideas…

The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace – Review

Published by Doubleday Publication date – 10 March 2016 Source – review copy “Martha is lost. She’s been lost since she was a baby, abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris. Ever since, she’s waited in station lost property for someone to claim her. It’s been sixteen years, but she’s still hopeful. In…

Before the Blog reviews – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

I thought it would be a good idea to put all of my reviews in one place. I’ve therefore created a Before the Blog review page where all of these reviews can be found. I will hopefully be able to say where it was first posted and when I read it. Title – The Sentinel…