Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan – review

Published by Harvill Secker Publication date – 26 January 2017 Source – review copy “YOU CAN RUN FROM YOUR PAST. BUT YOU CAN’T RUN FROM MURDER. The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners. With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused…

Death in Profile by Guy Fraser-Sampson – review

Published by Urbane Publications Publication date – 18 March 2016 Source – review copy “The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result…

Book Bingo

So I’d seen Book Bingo posts from the fabulous bloggers Cleo over at CleopatraLovesBooks and Marina at Finding Time to Write. I thought it seemed like a fun way of looking at the books I had read over the year so thought I’d give it a go myself.   Book with more than 500 pages…

Wildflower Bay by Rachael Lucas – review

Published by Pan Publication date 11 August 2016 Source – review copy “This little island has some big secrets… Isla’s got her dream job as head stylist at the most exclusive salon in Edinburgh. The fact that she’s been so single-minded in her career that she’s forgotten to have a life has completely passed her…

White Lies and Wishes by Cathy Bramley – review

Published by Corgi Publication date 26 January 2016 Source – review copy “What happens when what you wish for is only half the story…? Flirtatious, straight-talking Jo Gold says she’s got no time for love; she’s determined to save her family’s failing footwear business. New mother Sarah Hudson has cut short her maternity leave to…

The Book of Mirrors by E O Chirovici – review

Published by Century Publication date 26 January 2017 Source – review copy “A gripping psychological thriller full of hidden fragments and dark reflections. How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York,…

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell – review

Published by Headline Publication date – 12 January 2017 Source – review copy “Love is in the air in St Carys, but you’d never know it – the people of this seaside town are very good at keeping secrets… The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings –…

Harriet the Hedgehog by Victoria Brock – review

Published by Victoria Brock Publication date – 2 April 2013 Source – review copy “Beautiful Children’s book with traditional illustrations. This book is about a Hedgehog who doesn’t have any spikes. Written for my twin nieces who were diagnosed with leukaemia in September 2009 within a week of each other. £1 of every book sold…

Favourite Crime Films by Kati Hiekkapelto & Antti Tuomainen -Guest Post

Today I’ve something a little different. I’m a huge fan of Orenda Books and two of the latest novels to be published by them are The Exiled and The Mine. To celebrate the publication of both of these books the authors, Kati Hiekkapelto and Antti Tuomainen, decided to have a chat between themselves about their favourite crime…

2016 reading highlights

So it’s that time of year when the best books of the year lists emerge. I am always in two minds as to whether to do my own list. For starters I am so indecisive I can’t narrow books down to a certain number. And I always feel bad about books that I’ve left out….

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 have the…

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham – review

Published by Virago Publication date – 6 December 2016 Source – review copy “A funny, intimate memoir by Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, which recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls – the first and second time – and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. In this collection of…