The Last: Dystopian fiction at its best

The Last by Hanna Jameson is an exciting, mysterious, at times bleak, but overall compelling dystopian novel which addresses how people would deal with being the last people on earth after nuclear destruction. Told from the perspective of an actionable narrator, this book has left me wanting so much more from Jameson. This could be... 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 →

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 →

The Flower Girls: Dark and mesmerising

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts is a dark, twisted mystery novel which will shock and mesmerise you. The characters are so deeply interconnected and I felt that their treatment was accurate, even though it will make some readers uncomfortable. The plot is one which takes you on a stop-start journey, building the tension slowly... 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 →

The Twisted Tree: A horrifying Norse tale

The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge is a fantastic horror/ghost story based on Norse mythology. Burge's incredible use of setting, atmosphere and language makes you feel engulfed in Nordic winter screaming to get out. Although this is marked as a young adult novella, if you removed the small romantic element, it would read as an... Continue Reading →

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