My Sister, The Serial Killer: funny but deadly

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a humorous portrayal of what it would be like to have a serial killer for a sister in a culture so embedded in family loyalty. I really enjoyed this story, especially the way that it is so relatable in terms of family dynamics and the feeling... Continue Reading →

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An audiobook review of My Absolute Darling

For my first re-read in about two years, I chose to listen to the Audible version of My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, which I read and reviewed a proof copy of in 2017. I am so glad that I chose to listen to this novel even though it's so dark, because it is truly... Continue Reading →

The Familiars: charming and magical

The Familiars by Stacey Hall is a charming tale of female friendship, pregnancy, betrayal and witchcraft. With a light magical undertone, this book reads like a historical mystery set in my home county of Lancashire. I found this story easy to get into and impossible to put down. The Familiars by Stacey Halls is out... Continue Reading →

How can books become more diverse?

I always see a lot of posts about the ways authors use certain characters in fiction. If somebody has written a 'diverse' narrative, the characters all say and do what those characters are expected to say and do; the story ends up based on them being diverse. This used to be great. Not many authors... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: The Glass Woman

Blog Tour The Glass Woman Caroline Lea 7 February, 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Books Blurb: 1686, Iceland. A wild, isolated landscape that can swallow a man without so much as a volcanic gasp, where superstitious Icelanders are haunted by all-too-recent memories of witch trials. RĂ³sa is leaving her home in Skalholt. Betrothed unexpectedly to the... Continue Reading →

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