Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza
May18

Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza

Deadly Secrets is the sixth, and currently final, book in the Detective Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, which was published in April. Regular readers will know that I love the Erika Foster novels and I was desperately waiting for this one to be published. Then when it was published, I couldn’t find it in either Waterstones or Sainsbury’s, so I had to bite the bullet and order it from Amazon. Because I had to read...

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Dissolution by C J Sansom
May11

Dissolution by C J Sansom

I like few things more than a good murder mystery to get stuck into, but then my friend lent me Dissolution by C J Sansom. A murder mystery set in 1537. A murder mystery revolving around the dissolution of the monasteries. A murder mystery with a very boring brown cover. I trust my friend’s impeccable good taste in books, but it took me a long time to brave reading Dissolution. I’m not a big fan of historical fiction...

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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
May04

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

I read a couple of Lisa Jewell books back in the day when she was a chick-lit writer and I was a chick-lit reader. But people change – authors and readers – and now she’s turned her hand to my favourite genre, thrillers. When I read the blurb to Then She Was Gone, I knew it was a book I had to read. Ellie was 15 and Laurel’s youngest child, intelligent and happy, with her whole life ahead of her. But, just...

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Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Apr27

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh was one of my absolute favourite reads of last year, with her second novel, I See You, not far behind. So when I saw her latest novel, Let Me Lie, in the airport on the way to Copenhagen, I knew I had to grab it! And I wasn’t disappointed. A year on from her mother’s suicide, new mum Anna is still coming to terms with it. Caroline Johnson threw herself off a cliff, just months after her...

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Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Apr20

Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors (Life After Life is possibly my favourite book EVER) and I thought I’d read all of her books, so I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover a couple that I hadn’t read, including Human Croquet. Set in the 1960s, It is the story of 16 year old Isobel Fairfax, an awkward and often lonely teenager raised variously by her mother, father, aunt, grandmother and stepmother. Her...

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He Said/ She Said by Erin Kelly
Apr06

He Said/ She Said by Erin Kelly

My friend lent me He Said/ She Said and it took me a while to get round to reading it. I’d never heard of the book or Erin Kelly before and the blurb didn’t particularly excite me. I read it straight after Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a really tough act to follow. I thought I was going to be disappointed in whatever I read next. But I’m pleased to say that I wasn’t. Far from it. In 2015,...

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