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…

The Break Line by James Brabazon – extract

James Brabazon’s debut novel, The Break Line is published by Penguin on 24 January 2019. Penguin have kindly allowed me to share an extract from the book with you. He eased himself off the bed and stood an arm’s length in front of me: six foot six and two hundred and fifty pounds of soft-…

Sadie Pearse – Q&A

Sadie Pearse’s novel, This Child of Ours, was published by Sphere on Sadie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about This Child of Ours. It’s part love story, part moral dilemma – Sally and Theo are a loving couple, enjoying life with their 7-year-old daughter Riley. Then one day…

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…

Reading Bingo 2018

I spotted Book Bingo posts from the fabulous bloggers Cleo over at CleopatraLovesBooks and Marina at Finding Time to Write and I thought it seemed like a fun way of looking at the books I had read over the year. I gave it a go last year and thought I’d try my hand at it…

Attend by West Camel – extract

West Camel’s debut novel, Attend, was published by Orenda on 13 December 2018. Today Orenda have kindly allowed me to share an extract from Attend with you. Chapter 2: Deborah, 1913 ‘That day in 1913, the day I found the strip of cloth with the motif stitched onto it – the day she gave it…

Christie Covers – A look at the covers of Agatha Christie novels

On the final day of the Twelve Days of Christiemas I thought I’d take a look at the variety of covers that have graced the books of Agatha Christie over the years. There are of course still first editions available out there, (for an eyewatering price). You can therefore still own a piece of the…