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…

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…

A Country Dilemma by Sasha Morgan – extract

A Country Dilemma by Sasha Morgan was published by Aria Fiction on 20 February 2020. Today I have an extract from the book to share. After another year of relentlessly hoping to start a family, Christie noticed another change in Stephen. He wasn’t going out on drunken nights anymore, but was putting in prolonged working…

Liz Trenow – Q&A

Liz Trenow is the author of The Poppy Factory, In Love and War, The Last Telegram, The Forgotten Seamstress, The Dressmaker of Draper’s Lane and The Silk Weaver. Her latest novel, Under a Wartime Sky is published on 21 February 2020 by Pan Macmillan. Liz kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us…

Beginner’s Spanish by the Superpolygotbros – guest post

The Superpolygotbros Beginner’s Spanish is out now from Audible. Todat the brothers give a little insight into how to learn Spanish. How to learn Spanish… in less than 20 minutes a day! Ever wanted to learn a language but thought that it was just too difficult? We wouldn’t blame you. From media articles telling us…

The House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood – extract

The House on the Lake, the latest book by Nuala Ellwood, is published by Viking on 20 February 2020. Today I have an extract of the book. Prologue Blood. That’s all I can think about as I sit here huddled in the corner. I close my eyes but I can still see it, a dark…

Lucie Whitehouse – Q&A

Lucie Whitehouse is the author of Before We Met, The Bed I Made, The House at Midnight and Keep Me Close. Her latest novel, Critical Incidents, was published by 4th Estate on 26 December 2019. Lucie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Critical Incidents. Critical Incidents begins a…