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…

To cull or to keep, that is the question…

Any book lover will know that there is nothing better than getting your hands on a new book. It might be the latest novel from your favourite author, the book that everyone is talking about or a newly discovered gem from a charity or second hand book shop. Adding it to the book case or…

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant – review

Published by Virago Publication date – 3 November 2016 Source – review copy “The new novel by the acclaimed author of Upstairs at the Party and the Booker-shortlisted The Clothes on Their Backs. The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on…

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys – review

Published by Doubleday Publication date 23 March 2017 Source – review copy “It was a first class deception that would change her life forever 1939, Europe on the brink of war. Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons. She is instantly seduced by the…

Book Bingo

So I’d seen Book Bingo posts from the fabulous bloggers Cleo over at CleopatraLovesBooks and Marina at Finding Time to Write. I thought it seemed like a fun way of looking at the books I had read over the year so thought I’d give it a go myself.   Book with more than 500 pages…

The Book of Mirrors by E O Chirovici – review

Published by Century Publication date 26 January 2017 Source – review copy “A gripping psychological thriller full of hidden fragments and dark reflections. How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York,…

2016 reading highlights

So it’s that time of year when the best books of the year lists emerge. I am always in two minds as to whether to do my own list. For starters I am so indecisive I can’t narrow books down to a certain number. And I always feel bad about books that I’ve left out….

Heaven’s Rage, An Imaginary Autobiography by Leslie Tate – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Leslie Tate to the blog. Leslie is the author of Purple and Blue and his latest book, Heaven’s Rage was published on 1 December 2016. Here Leslie talks about writing Heaven’s Rage. HEAVEN’S RAGE, AN IMAGINARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY If you’re like me, when you look back at childhood, the scenes in…