The Lost Man by Jane Harper – review

Published by Little, Brown Publication date – 7 February 2019 Source – free review copy He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death. Two brothers meet at the remote…

When You Read This by Mary Adkins – review

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Publication date – 7 February 2019 Source – free review copy Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three….

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris – review

Published by Simon and Schuster Publication date -10 January 2019 Source – free review copy Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music. Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s…

The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman – review

Published by Century Publication date – 7 February 2019 Source – review copy When a horrified bridesmaid finds the body of a young woman at a wedding reception, it makes the bride and groom’s choice of a Saints and Sinners theme all the more macabre. There are no means of identification and nobody knows the…

Tell Me a Secret by Jane Fallon – review

Published by Penguin Publication date – 10 January 2019 Source – review copy Best friends Holly and Roz tell each other everything. So when Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes Roz will be waiting to pop the champagne. But is she just…

Red Snow by Will Dean – review

Published by Point Blank Books Publication date – 10 January 2019 Source – review copy TWO BODIES One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik? TWO COINS Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend…

When All is Said by Anne Griffin – review

Published  by Sceptre Publication date – 24 January 2019 Source – review copy I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual -though tonight is anything…

The Double Clue and other short stories by Agatha Christie – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – Quickreads edition 2016. Source – own copy Theft of jewels, two clues left. The mysterious disappearance of a banker. Three mysterious deaths after the opening of a Pharoah’s tomb. A suicide that may be murder. Only Hercule Poirot can find out what really happened. These very short stories,…

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – originally published in 1934 Source – own copy Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his…

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – originally published in 1926 Source – own copy Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with…