The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A striking refugee journey

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is a beautiful, emotional tale of the journey a married couple take from Syria to England after losing everything in the war. The writing in this book is effortless and poignant; I felt like I was in the story and feeling what they were feeling. I love how... Continue Reading →

The Secrets You Hide: Two stories, a thousand lies

The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm is an intriguing psychological thriller which tells two tragic tales and discovers some nasty secrets. With a great main character and concept, this book is gripping in parts and shocking at times. It is very well-researched in a variety of areas it explores, but perhaps explores too many... 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 →

The Dangerous Kind: A haunting novel

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O'Connor is a gripping, thrilling and haunting tale of scandal, abuse and murder. Very much a book of its political climate, this novel addresses many issues in society and the way that the people at the top of the food chain behave. It is a bleak reminder that this world... 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 →

A Review of Kiss Me Kill Me by James Carol

While I haven't read every single James Carol book, I have read a fair few and been extremely impressed. Carol has great imagination and also knows how people think, the way that we fall into patterns and repeat mistakes regardless of knowing how things have previously turned out. Kiss Me Kill Me was a quick,... Continue Reading →

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