Author Archives: Fictionophile

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.

“The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides – Book Review

Theo Faber contrives to work at a forensic psychiatric hospital in North London so that he might get the opportunity to work with Alicia Berenson. Her case is interesting in that following the murder of her husband, she has not … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = PAST

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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Finding your Christmas spirit – some thoughts for the season

Everyone I know is experiencing some holiday stress. With the big day only just over two weeks away, there is just SO much to do over a short time. Even though I’m retired, I still feel it a little bit. … Continue reading

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“The Poison Thread” by Laura Purcell – Book Review

Dorothea Truelove is a twenty-five year old woman of means. She lives a privileged life with her wealthy father, a ladies maid, and other servants. Her only friend seems to be her canary which she calls Wilkie. She lives in … Continue reading

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Edelweiss Reviewer’s Group on Goodreads

Hello Lovely Bookbloggers! Many of you know that I am a member of NetGalley and Edelweiss.  A while back I noticed that although there were a couple of Goodreads groups aimed at NetGalley reviewers, there didn’t seem to be any … Continue reading

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“The Lies We Hide” by S. E. Lynes – #BookReview @Bookouture #blogtour

Carol’s story is set mostly in the mid to late 1980s. Desperate, after a final, almost deadly attack from her husband Ted, Carol secrets her two children away and takes them to live in a shelter for abused families. This … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 83 – Churches

In my 83rd installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about churches on book covers. Many people find comfort and solace through religion, especially at this time of year. We must remember too just how many crimes were committed, … Continue reading

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Hello December 2019 – Fictionophile updates

Wow! 2019 is almost over and there are SO MANY more books I wanted to get read this year. December is always such a busy month that I hope I can squeeze a few more reads in. I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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“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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