Monthly Archives: May 2019

“Those People” by Louise Candlish – Book Review

A tranquil South London neighbourhood is mortally disrupted after “Those People” move in… You know what they say about one bad apple. Before Darren Booth moves in, Lowland Way is a tranquil and harmonious place to live. All that soon … Continue reading

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May 2019 #Bookhaul

  I had a fruitful month in May when it comes to new books. As a result, I managed to procure TEN new review commitments. Also, I went a bit wild on Amazon buying up some inexpensive and interesting sounding … Continue reading

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#CoverReveal – “Silent Night” by Geraldine Hogan @Bookouture

Many readers are familiar with the outstanding women’s fiction of Faith Hogan. Well, good news folks, she has turned her hand to detective fiction! Writing under her real name, Geraldine Hogan, she has a two book publishing deal with Bookouture. … Continue reading

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“A Mother’s Confession” by Kelly Rimmer – Book Review

The Tragedy – When we join the story, a thirty-seven year old man has recently died. David Wyatt Gillespie was charming, a successful businessman, an avid sportsman, was on the town council, and was married with an infant daughter. He … Continue reading

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Yes – these are REAL #words

While perusing the internet, I came across an article about words. So, of course I had to then stop and check it out. Reader’s Digest has compiled a list of 15 words that many folk argue aren’t words at all. … Continue reading

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“Block 46” by Johana Gustawsson – Book Review

“Outstanding, devastating, and memorable crime fiction” Originally written in French, it is brilliantly and seamlessly translated by Maxim Jakubowski.  The blurb: In Falkenberg Sweden, the mutilated body of a talented young jewelry designer Linnéa Blix is found in a snow-swept … Continue reading

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Great books I haven’t read yet… #bookblogger stress

All of the novels in the above graphic are on my TBR.  I do NOT have review commitments for any of them. But these are the ones I really, really, really want to read. Sometimes I wish I could live … Continue reading

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“The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton – Now in paperback!

Back in September 2018 I read and thoroughly enjoyed Kate Morton’s sixth novel, “The Clockmaker’s Daughter“. Today, it is being released in paperback format by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.Exclusive to the paperback is a timeline of the chronology of Birchwood … Continue reading

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“The Lighthouse” by Alison Moore – Book Review

All the women in Futh’s life seem to abandon him. First his mother, then his wife. In fact, he has never really gotten over the fact that his mother left – because – she was bored to death my his … Continue reading

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“Sweet Little Lies” by Caz Frear – Book Review

“Problem is, while the lie may be sweet as it falls from your lips, the feeling in your gut is always putridly sour. And almost always bang-on.” “I’ve spent most of my life, not exactly sure in the belief, but … Continue reading

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Amazing Literary Event to take place in London #capitalcrime19 @CapitalCrime1

Capital Crime Festival 26-28th September 2019 line up so far: https://www.capitalcrime.org/guests/ Abir Mukherjee| Ian Rankin| Kate Atkinson | Martina Cole | Ann Cleeves| Mark Billingham | |Tom Bradby | John Connolly| David Baldacci | Frank Gardner | Robert Glenister | Robert Harris | Charles … Continue reading

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English pronunciation poem

Saw this poem on Pinterest and just had to share it with you. Once again, it has made me fully appreciate how very difficult it must be to learn English as a second language. My love of my native language … Continue reading

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“Things My Son Needs to Know About the World” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“Words matter” The short personal essays in this collection will tug at your heartstrings. They will make you laugh and cry, and, they will make you examine your own parenting strategies. With an essay devoted to ‘poop’ and another to … Continue reading

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#CoverReveal – “The Road to Cromer Pier” by Martin Gore @rararesources @authorgore

Janet’s first love arrives out of the blue after forty years. Those were simpler times for them both. Sunny childhood beach holidays, fish and chips and big copper pennies clunking into one armed bandits. The Wells family has run the … Continue reading

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“Watching You” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review

High on a hill in Bristol, England there is a street of colourful houses. The neighbourhood is called Melville Heights. It is here, in this affluent, innocuous location, that a brutal murder took place… We meet some of the people … Continue reading

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