Monthly Archives: November 2019

“The Woman in the Dark” by Vanessa Savage – Book Review

Sarah and Patrick are married and have two children, Joe who is seventeen and Mia who is fifteen. Since Sarah’s mother passed away, she is riddled with guilt and her emotional state is fragile. Now, she is told she tried … Continue reading

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November #bookhaul redux

Yes, I know… I’ve already posted about my Kindle purchases this month. There were only thirteen of them – don’t judge me.  They were selfish purchases with no review commitments attached. Now, I’d like to share with you the seven … Continue reading

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“The Retreat” by Mark Edwards – Book Review

Lucas Radcliffe has written a best-selling horror novel. Since the accidental death of his girlfriend, his writing has been therapeutic, a way to momentarily forget his loss. Now his publisher is waiting for another bestseller – only there is one … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s November Kindle book purchases #bookhaul

Question: What happens when you put an obsessed bookblogger on a NetGalley request hiatus? Answer: She BUYS MORE books!   I bought thirteen Kindle books this month!  So many that I thought they deserved their own post. (I’ll still do a … Continue reading

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“Death by Dark Waters” by Jo Allen – Book Review

“Meet DCI Jude Satterthwaite, the protagonist in a crime series set in the English Lake District. Serious, sharp and impatient, he’s a hero to some and Judas to others. Jude’s doing a job he loves in the county where he … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 82 – Cutlery

In my 82nd installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about cutlery on book covers. We bookworms devour books, so I guess the imagery is fitting… They say you can never have a second chance to make a good … Continue reading

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Twitter #hashtags for #Bookbloggers revisited

A while back I composed a post which gave some suggestions on which Twitter hashtags were the most useful for bookbloggers. What is a hashtag, and what are they used for? A hashtag is a label for content. It helps … Continue reading

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“The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves – Book Review

The first novel in a new series which introduces Detective Matthew Venn. Two Rivers book one. “Now he could hear the surf on the beach and the cry of a herring gull, the sound naturalists named the long call, the … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday… books I would like to request from NetGalley

So many times my finger has hovered over the Request button… Then, I remind myself that I already have over 70 titles from NetGalley already that I haven’t read yet.  I repeat the mantra “I must not be greedy”,  “I … Continue reading

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Introducing…. “Who’s there?” by Kerena Swan

A while back I read and reviewed Kerena Swan’s “Scared to Breathe” and really enjoyed it. So, I was excited to learn that she has a new book out – a novel which she believes is her best work to … Continue reading

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“The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell – Book Review @AtriaBooks

A wealthy young family own a mansion in a desirable Chelsea neighbourhood. As their affluence wains, they eventually invite another family in – supposedly as a temporary measure. The patriarch of this family has other plans however. This family upstairs … Continue reading

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“The Slaughter Man” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

Seventeen-year-old Willow Tomms has just lost her identical twin sister. Her world is irrevocably changed. Not only were they womb mates, they had shared everything in their lives – including their face. “They belong together, and their sudden cleaving into … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = NUMBER

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“Retriever of Souls” by Lorraine Mace – Book Review

Published by Accent Press    ISBN: 9781786156792    294 pages The killer in this novel gets sexual satisfaction from mortally harming prostitutes. A real ‘sicko’, his extremely unhealthy relationship with his mother has marred his life forevermore. He believes that … Continue reading

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“She Lies in Wait” by Gytha Lodge – Book Review @randomhouse

“Seven kids had bedded down thirty years ago but only six of them had got up in the morning”. When a rebellious young girl hides from her parents at a camping site in the Brinken Wood of the New Forest, … Continue reading

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