Monthly Archives: September 2016

Hello October (Fictionophile updates)

Autumn is fast encroaching.  It is the favorite season of many booklovers, myself included. Autumn lends itself to cuddly blankets, cups of tea, and books.  Alternately reading outside in autumn is wonderful as well.  I enjoy both. September was a great month … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Sara Bailey

I am so grateful that Sara Bailey took the time to answer my interview questions.  I’m sure you’ll agree her answers are a delight! Like your protagonist, Helena Chambers, you have also returned to Orkney after years away.  Do you … Continue reading

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“Dark water” by Sara Bailey – Book Review

Off the northernmost coast of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands.  It is here that Helena Chambers returns to visit her aging father who is awaiting heart surgery.  She hasn’t returned for over a decade, using the excuse that her PR job, … Continue reading

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My fiction wish list is never-ending…

I had a conversation with a fellow book club member about titles we want to read.  I was talking about a specific title and I guess I was raving…. Gulp! Who me? Rave about a book????   Anyway, she said … Continue reading

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“Under the harrow” by Flynn Berry – Book Review

An outstanding debut thriller, “Under the harrow” is a ‘harrowing‘, disturbing, yet compelling read with a twist that is more like a hairpin curve. Nora Lawrence is a writer whose day job is working for a landscape designer. We first … Continue reading

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“Then she was gone” by Luca Veste – Book Review

Yes, I know… I’ve arrived late to the party.  I’ve been hearing good reviews about Luca Veste‘s novels for some time on Goodreads and I’m only now reading one of them. It was worth the wait! Although “Then she was … Continue reading

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“The murder of Halland” by Pia Juul

What a clever, enigmatic, and disorientating book! Bess is a writer.  A grieving, eccentric, bizarre writer who drinks more than she writes. Her husband Halland has been shot. The story is told solely from Bess’s point of view.  Since she … Continue reading

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20 Questions with David Young (author of Stasi Child)

I am delighted to have novelist David Young visit my blog today!  Author of the award-winning debut thriller “Stasi Child“, David has graciously consented to an interview. Thanks so much David! Congratulations on your three book deal with Bonnier Zaffre! … Continue reading

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“Stasi Child” by David Young – Book Review

An original and accomplished debut thriller, “Stasi Child” is a compelling police procedural set in 1970s Cold War Germany. Publisher’s blurb:  East Berlin, 1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a girl’s body at the foot of the … Continue reading

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“Dangerous minds” by Priscilla Masters – Book Review

Publisher’s description: Can a psychiatrist prevent a crime when it exists only in a patient’s mind? When she receives a wedding invitation from one of her former patients, forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget is more than a little alarmed. Highly … Continue reading

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