The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Jun07

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Dry by Jane Harper was one of my favourite reads of 2017 and Force of Nature was one of my favourite reads of 2018. So I had high hopes for Jane Harper’s third novel, The Lost Man. I wasn’t disappointed. Jane Harper’s two previous novels featured Aaron Falk, although they were only very loosely related. The Lost Man is an entirely stand alone novel. In the unrelenting heat of the Australian outback, two brothers...

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Our Little Lies by Sue Watson
May31

Our Little Lies by Sue Watson

I can’t actually remember when and where I picked up Our Little Lies by Sue Watson. But I know I liked the sound of the blurb, so I thought I would give it a go. Marianne has a beautiful house and three beautiful children. She is happy to stay at home and cook and clean, while her husband Simon works as a surgeon. Everything seems fine until Simon mentions Caroline, a colleague. Caroline is a young, beautiful and successful...

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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
May24

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

I know that Liane Moriarty is pretty big right now, but I’d never read any of her books before. So when I saw Nine Perfect Strangers for a good price in Sainsbury’s, I though I would give it a go. And I wasn’t disappointed. Nine strangers (although technically they’re no all strangers from each other as some are married or family) go to a luxury retreat, trying to change their lives. They want to get healthy,...

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Dark Fire by C J Sansom
May17

Dark Fire by C J Sansom

Last year I read Dissolution, the first in the Shardlake series by C J Sansom. I put off reading it for a long time, mainly because I didn’t like the brown cover (I’m not even joking), but I then enjoyed the book. I recently borrowed the second in the series, Dark Fire, from my friend and was again put off by the brown cover. But then I started reading it. And I was hooked! The Shardlake series is set in the time of King...

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If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
May10

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

I read a review of If I Die Before I Wake a few weeks ago, and knew I just had to read it. Then I discovered that the author, Emily Koch, was coming to our local Waterstones to talk about the book. Needless to say, I went along to see her. (The more observant of my book review readers will notice that I have been to see three out of the last four authors I have featured.) If I Die Before I Wake is a unique psychological thriller. It...

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Transcription by Kate Atkinson
May03

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of my absolute favourite authors. I would say that her book, Life After Life, is a work of absolute genuis and possibly my favourite book of all time. Last year, I went to hear her speak about her new book, Transcription, at Cheltenham Literature Festival. And I couldn’t wait to read it. Except I had to wait until it came out in paperback (hardbacks being too expensive for people who read as much as I did),...

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