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 →

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 →

Blog tour: The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Blog Tour The Chestnut Man Soren Sveistrup Publisher: Michael Joseph Publication date: 10th January, 2019 Amazon pre-order link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chestnut-Man-S%C3%B8ren-Sveistrup-ebook/dp/B07D9Y4GGF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546196985&sr=8-1&keywords=the+chestnut+man Trigger warnings: child abuse, abduction, rape and mutilation The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup is a very well-written serial killer thriller. I loved just how dark and twisted it was, and managed to sympathise with most... Continue Reading →

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