Koethi Zan – Q&A

Today I’m pleased Koethi Zan to the blog. Koethi is the author of The Never List and her latest novel, The Follower was published by Harvill Secker on 18 May 2017 Koethi kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Follower. The Follower tells the story of…

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith – extract

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith is published by No Exit Press on 23 February 2017. The publishers have kindly given me permission to share an extract of the book. The old man was nearly to the Louisiana line when he saw the woman and child walking on the other side of the interstate, the…

J.S. Monroe – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome J.S. Monroe to the blog. His latest novel, Find Me, was published by Head of Zeus on. 9 February 2017. J.S. Monroe kindly answered some of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Find Me. Find Me opens with a scene that’s haunted me for much of my adult…

Jackie Buxton – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Jackie Buxton to the blog. Her debut novel, Glass Houses was published by Urbane Publications on 7 July 2016. Jackie kindly answered some of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Glass Houses Glass Houses is a tale of contemporary fiction about two women who make stupid mistakes, the…

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough – review

Published by Jo Fletcher Books Publication date – 1 December 2016 Source – review copy “Tonight is a special terrible night. A woman sits at her father’s bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters – all broken, their bonds fragile – have been there for the…

Perfect Remains by Helen Field – extract

Today I’m pleased to share with you an extract from Perfect Remains by Helen Fields which was published by Avon books on 26 January 2017 and both Helen and Avon have given me permission to post this extract. Mrs Yale could be heard before she was seen, yelling at her husband to let Callanach and Tripp…

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys – review

Published by Doubleday Publication date 23 March 2017 Source – review copy “It was a first class deception that would change her life forever 1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the…

The Selkie Legend by Su Bristow – Guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Su Bristow to the blog. Su’s debut novel, Sealskin, is published by Orenda Books on 15 February 2017. Today Su is talking about the Selkie Legend, which inspired the novel and how there’s more to it than first appears. I’d like to unpick the selkie legend a little, and talk about…

Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson – review

Published by Orenda Books Publication date – 15 January 2017 Source – review copy Translated by Quentin Bates “1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjörður. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old…

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb – review

Published by Piatkus Publication date – 7 February 2017 Source – review copy “New York at night. A young woman stumbles out on to a busy street – right in front of Lieutenant Eve Dallas and husband Roarke. Her name is Daphne Strazza, and she has been brutally assaulted. Confused and traumatised, she manages to…