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…

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…

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….

Snow, Dog, Foot by Claudio Morandini, translated by J Ockenden – review

Published by Peirene Press Publication date – 15 Februrary 2020 Source – review copy The icy oblivion of the alps seen through the eyes of hermit. Available to pre-order in February or receive straight away by subscribing.  Adelmo Farandola doesn’t like people. In summer he roams the valleys, his only company a talkative, cantankerous old dog…

Amour: How the French Talk About Love by Stefania Rousselle – review

Published by Viking Publication date – 23 January 2020 Source – review copy Award-winning journalist and documentary maker Stefania Rousselle had stopped believing in love. She had covered a series of bleak assignments, from terrorist attacks to the rise of the far right. Her relationship had fallen apart. Her faith in humanity was shaken. She…

The Burning Men by Will Schindler – review

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publication date – 6 February 2020 Source – review copy When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window. They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak…

Highfire by Eoin Colfer – review

Published by Jo Fletcher Publication date – 28 January 2020 Source – review copy Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way – like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton…

The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith, illustrated by Katz Cowley – review

Published by Scholastic Publication date – 1 November 2019 Source – library copy Hee haw! Say hello to the Wonky Donkey’s daughter! Hurray – it’s finally here: the laugh-out-loud follow-up to viral sensation The Wonky Donkey. But this time, your hee-hawing hero isn’t alone. The Wonky Donkey now has a stinky-punky plinky-plonky winky-tinky pinky-funky blinky-dinky…

Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza – review

Published by Sphere Publication date – 9 January 2020 Source – review copy Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly became a nightmare. Fifteen years after those catastrophic, career-ending events, a copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle,…