The Museum of Broken Promises by Elizabeth Buchan – review

Published  by Corvus Publication date – 2 April 2020 Source – review copy Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated – a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby’s shoe. And each represent a moment of grief or…

Emily Koch – Q&A

Emily Koch is the author of If I Die Before I Wake. Her latest novel Keep Him Close, was published by Harvill Secker on 19 March 2020. Emily kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Keep Him Close. It’s a dark domestic drama about the friendship between a woman…

One Dark, Two Light by Ruth Mancini – extract

Ruth Mancini is the author of In the Blood, The Lies You Tell and His Perfect Lies. Her latest nove, One Dark, Two Light was published by Head of Zeus on 5 March 2020. Today I have an extract from the book to share with you. The rain has eased off, thankfully. I open the…

Messy, Wonderful Us by Catherine Isaac – extract

Catherine Isaac is the author of You, Me, Everything and the author of nine novels under the pseudonym Jane Costello.  Her latest novel, Messy, Wonderful Us is published in paperback original on 5th March 2020 by Simon & Schuster. Today I have an extract from the book to share. ‘You have some connection with the…

The Cutting Place by Jane Casey – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – 16 April 2020 Source – review copy You’ve got to be in the club to know the truth. Everyone’s heard the rumours about elite gentlemen’s clubs, where the champagne flows freely, the parties are the height of decadence . . . and the secrets are darker than you could possibly…

Rules for Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – extract

Peter Swanson is the author of The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear. His latest novel, Rules for Perfect Murders was published by Faber and Faber on 5 March 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. I contacted Old Devils, a mystery bookstore in…

An interview with Yaniv Iczkovits, author of The Slaughterman’s Daughter.

MacLehose Press published The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits on 20 February 2020. Today I’m pleased to share an interview between Yaniv and his editor at MacLehose, Elise Williams. Hello everyone! I’m delighted to be talking to Yaniv Iczkovits about his debut novel in English translation: The Slaughterman’s Daughter, translated from the Hebrew by Orr…

Perfect Kill by Helen Fields – review

Published by Avon Publication date – 6 February 2020 Source – review copy Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim. Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home….