The Jealousy Man by Jo Nesbo
Oct07

The Jealousy Man by Jo Nesbo

I was very excited when I spotted The Jealousy Man by Jo Nesbo in Sainsbury’s recently, because Jo Nesbo is one of my favourite authors. But then I picked it up and realised it is a book of short stories. And I don’t like short stories. I think I read a book of short stories every three or four years, remember I don’t like them and have another long break from them. Despite knowing I don’t like short stories, I...

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The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
Sep30

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed is the third story in The Thursday Murder Club series by Richard Osman. I absolutely love The Thursday Murder Club, so I was very excited to read it. The action in The Bullet That Missed starts soon after the previous novel, The Man Who Died Twice, ends. There are some continuing characters from the previous book, including glamorous drug dealer, Connie Johnson. The Thursday Murder Club members are investigating...

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Magpie by Elizabeth Day
Sep23

Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Magpie is the fifth novel by Elizabeth Day and the first novel of hers I’ve read. I bought it for the reason I buy many of my books – I’d vaguely seen it on social media and it was cheap in Sainsbury’s! I’ve been reading more books than usual this summer and buying most of them in Sainsbury’s is a good way to keep the cost down. Marisa had an unhappy childhood. As an adult, she was always on the...

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Woman of a Certain Rage by Georgie Hall
Sep16

Woman of a Certain Rage by Georgie Hall

I bought Woman of a Certain Rage by Georgie Hall because I liked the cover. It was clearly a light read and definitely not a great work of literature, but that’s OK sometimes (or all of the time – no judgement from me!). Georgie Hall is apparently the alter ego of author Fiona Walker, who has written a lot of women’s fiction. I haven’t read any of her previous books and am not sure why she decided to write this...

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The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith
Sep09

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

The Ink Black Heart is the sixth part in the Cormoran Strike detective series by Robert Galbraith, which was published on 30th August. For anyone who doesn’t know, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym J K Rowling uses for this series. I absolutely love the Strike series and started reading the book on the day it was published. The detective agency is already overwhelmed with work when Strike’s business partner, Robin, is...

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Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
Sep02

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

I bought Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer because I’d recently enjoyed her novel, Snap. I’d also previously enjoyed her novel, Exit. Rubbernecker is an earlier book, published in 2013. It is the story of Patrick, who is 18 years old and has Asperger’s. He wants to understand the difference between life and death, and what happens when we die. So he heads to university in Cardiff to study anatomy. There, he is teamed up...

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