Six Degrees of Separation – August 2017 – Pride and Prejudice

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

Tim Weaver – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tim Weaver to the blog. Tim is the author of Chasing the Dead, The Dead Tracks, Vanished, Never Coming Back, What Remains, Fall From Grace and Broken Heart. His latest novel, the 8th to feature David Raker, I Am Missing, is published by Penguin on 27 July 2017. Tim kindly answered a few…

Charlemagne’s mathematician by Sophie Jonas-Hill – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sophie Jonas-Hill to the blog. Sophie’s novel, Nemesister, was published by Urbane Publications on 6 July 2017. Today Sophie talks about Charlemagne’s mathematician. A meditation on King Charlemagne, during which I realise something for the first time. I like a good story, and I’ve always had a soft spot for…

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Eve Chase to the blog. Eve is the author of Rabbit Black Hall and The Wildling Sisters and her latest novel, The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde was published by Michael Joseph on 13 July 2017. Michael Joseph have kindly given me permission  to share an extract from The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde with you. Over…

Her Last Breath by Tracy Buchanan – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tracy Buchanan to the blog. Tracy’s previous novels include My Secret Sister and No Turning Back and her latest novel Her Last Breath, was published by Avon on 29 June 2017. Today Avon have kindly allowed me to share an extract from Her Last Breath. The doorbell went. Estelle cursed, realising her fingers…

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date – 9 March 2017 Source – Goodreads win “In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth… A murder without a body Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London…

#20BooksofSummer 2017

Not usually one who joins in with memes and the like I spotted this one devised by Cathy at 746Books and took part last year. You can see how I got on here. Cathy is hoping to read 20 books between 1 June and 3 September, meaning she has the mammoth task of reading about 7…

The Spy Who Chipped the China Tea Cup by Angie Smith – extract

Today I’m pleased to share an extract from The Spy Who Chipped the China Tea Cup by Angie Smith, published by Bloodhound Books on 18 May 2017. Chapter 1 Tuesday 27th September He looked confident strolling around the waterhole towards her, now less than two hundred metres from where she stood, his positive gait and…

Time to Win by Harry Brett – giveaway

Time to Win by Harry Brett was published by Corsair on 27 April 2017. In order to celebrate publication it really is time to win as I have three copies to give away. All you have to do is to answer the following question: Where is Time to Win set? Simply comment below with your answer….

Claire North – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Claire North to the blog. Claire is the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and The Sudden Appearance of Hop and her latest novel, The End of the Day was published by Orbit on 6 April 2017. Claire kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little…

The Summer House Party by Caro Fraser – extract

Caro Fraser is the author of the Caper Court series and her latest novel The Summer House Party, was published by Head of Zeus on 9 March 2017 in ebook and on 6 April 2017 in hardback. Today Head of Zeus have kindly given me permission to share an extract from The Summer House Party. When…

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel – review

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Publication date – Source – review copy “Beautiful. Rich. Mysterious. The Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there’s a dark truth about them which is never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies. Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot…