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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.

“Dead Inside” by Noelle Holten – Book Review

“I was dead inside, numb to it all even as I tried to remember the happier times.” Staffordshire has a critical domestic abuse problem. Because of this, a new, specialized police team called DAHU (Domestic Abuse and Homicide Unit) have … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = FRAGILE

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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“The Peacock Summer” by Hannah Richell – Book Review

Present day – Maggie Oberon has been living a rather hedonistic life in Australia for the past year. She fled England after breaking up with her fiance under a dark cloud. When she learns of her beloved grandmother’s health issues, … Continue reading

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“The Lynmouth Stories” by L.V. Hay – Book Review

It takes talent to leave a lasting impression in a short story format. These three short stories are expertly wrought, with vivid settings and even more vivid characterization. All featuring female protagonists, the stories are dark in nature, though not … Continue reading

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“Blood Lines” by Angela Marsons – Book Review #MarsonsOfTheMonth

For some time now I have noticed that the D.I. Kim Stone series has been highly praised by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, I decided that despite my lengthy TBR, I would read the series in its entirety, one title … Continue reading

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Millennials and #Reading – you may be surprised

Wikipedia defines the term Millennials as: Millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 75 – Empty Dresses

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“Scared to breathe” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

Natasha Hargreaves, our protagonist, is thirty-two years old who works as a greeting card designer. She lives in a small, modest house with her fiance Reuben. Her life is turned upside down when she witnesses a stabbing on the way … Continue reading

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June 2019 #TBR

  Here are the eight titles I plan to read and review during the month of June. With my personal life in turmoil, I may not get all of them read in June. Fingers crossed… Also, I have switched over … Continue reading

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Hello June – Fictionophile updates

I know that I seldom put anything personal on Fictionophile. It IS a book blog after all. However, there is so much going on in my personal life just now that it can’t help but spill over into all aspects … Continue reading

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“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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