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 Power: A clever portrayal of gender roles

The Power by Naomi Alderman is a creative, intelligent novel which I have enjoyed listening to via Audible. I found that the genuine reversal of gender roles blended well with the fantasy elements and made for a very compelling read. I found the characters interesting and multi-dimensional each with a well portrayed back story and... Continue Reading →

Aaru: An adventurous world

Aaru by David Meredith is a unique creation which I enjoyed reading this week. The characters are well crafted and I cared about them all, who they were and what might happen to them. The story was gripping and really considered the effects of fame and 'big brother' on families and teenagers. This is not... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Friend of the Family

Blog Tour Friend of the Family Tasmina Perry Purchase link:¬†https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friend-Family-invited-wants-ebook/dp/B077MPRJMX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537471493&sr=8-1&keywords=friend+of+the+family Friend of the Family by Tasmina Perry is a gripping domestic drama told from the voice of a successful woman in the city. This book exudes the same flair and charm as Perry's previous novels, with focus on the familial and friendship elements of the... Continue Reading →

Why publishing needs to be INCLUSIVE…

...Diverse. Ask someone at least 20 years older than you what their view of publishing is. I'll bet that they will all say middle class white males editing literary fiction and publishing it. They will think of suits, cigars and whisky. You will be shocked as you think of the young, female-dominated crowds at publishing... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading Recommendations

You like to read and I like to read, so let's read together! I have compiled a list of book recommendations for over the summer period, whether you are basking under the hot Spanish sun or having lunch in the Pret near your office. If you're going on holiday... If you are going to be... Continue Reading →

The Pool House: A shocking page-turner

The Pool House is the first book that I have read by Tasmina Perry, but it certainly will not be the last. It was a compelling narrative, with great plot twists and shocking character reveals. Perry writes stylishly and understands her characters along with the lives they are trying to lead. The Pool House by... Continue Reading →

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