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 →

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The Corset: Gothic mastery

The Corset by Laura Purcell, aka the queen of Gothic fiction, is a chilling, eerie tale which considers fortune, misfortune and the nature of evil. Purcell has followed The Silent Companions with an absolutely stunning novel which presents excellent characters, a gripping plot and some seriously disturbing scenes. The Corset by Laura Purcell will be... Continue Reading →

A review of The Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a brilliant historical novel which deals with heavy content through the eyes of various onlookers. I really would like to read another book about these characters, this time going more in depth about challenging perceptions. The Mercy Seat was published on 8 May, 2018 by Sceptre books.... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: The Hanging Women by John Mead

Book Spotlight Title: The Hanging Women Author: John Mead Publisher: The Book Guild Publication Date: 25 February, 2018 About the book: A historical crime thriller set in 1886 Chicago; the power house of America, a sink of corruption and vice which is haunted by riots and gangland killings.  A story of weak men and strong... Continue Reading →

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