In A House of Lies… really a number one?

Okay, I understand that Ian Rankin can write crime. That much is obvious. But In A House of Lies has been coined a 'thriller', and honestly, the first half of the novel is about as thrilling as my Monday evenings. Rankin takes a lot of time setting the scene with so many different characters, both... Continue Reading →

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#WorkinPublishing: No Normal Routes

After talking to some people who I had never met before, never seen at the SYP or book events but who managed to get the jobs and internships that everybody was after, I came to the conclusion that we need to stop dismissing certain routes into publishing. Firstly, let's debunk what these are: The 'normal'... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: Dead End Q&A with Rachel Lynch

Book spotlight Dead End by Rachel Lynch Canelo Previous Books in the D.I. Kelly Porter series: Dark Game Deep Fear Genre: Crime/thriller Release Date: 8 October, 2018 My review: Dead End: Another stunner!  Here's my in-depth Q&A with Rachel Lynch: I felt that this book had an almost equal split between Kelly’s personal life and... Continue Reading →

Aaru: An adventurous world

Aaru by David Meredith is a unique creation which I enjoyed reading this week. The characters are well crafted and I cared about them all, who they were and what might happen to them. The story was gripping and really considered the effects of fame and 'big brother' on families and teenagers. This is not... Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s It: Horrific genius

Oh, wow. I have just finished listening to the entire 44 hour, 53 minute long audiobook of It by Stephen King and loved nearly every second. Would I recommend listening to this as an audiobook rather than reading it? YES! With incredible narration and long chapters, this is the perfect listen for a long plane... Continue Reading →

Nine Perfect Strangers: A Review

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty is a confusing book incorporating many different characters in a confined space with a word limit. Moriarty had some good plot lines within the text, and I found most of it interesting enough to continue, but somehow this book misses the gel which should bind story lines and characters... Continue Reading →

The Cuckoo Wood: slow, but thrilling

The Cuckoo Wood by M. Sean Coleman is an intriguing, slow burning crime thriller with myth-busting elements. Dr. Alex Ripley leads the first in what I expect will be a successful series, which I feel makes the book unique within its genre and made me enjoy it more than reading from a detective's point of... Continue Reading →

Agh it’s October already!

So, it's nearly Halloween, wahoo! September has been a fun, busy month for me. I went to Ibiza, got back in one piece, organised an editorial board meeting and took on some more responsibilities at work! To recap, this month, I have read and reviewed: The Hunger by Alma Katsu 5* The Corset by Laura... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: A Blade So Black

Blog Tour A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney Publisher: Titan Books Purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blade-So-Black-L-L-Mckinney/dp/1789090059/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538147103&sr=8-1&keywords=a+blade+so+black Guest post from Elle McKinney: Ones to watch: what are your most anticipated books for the rest of the year, and why? Whew, there are so many books I’m looking forward to. I’m actually glad the limit of “for the rest... Continue Reading →

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