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.

“Weycombe” by G.M. Malliet – Book Review

For the past nine months Jillian White has been out of work. Before this she worked as a videographer for the BBC. An American, she is married to a fault-finding man who has aristocratic roots.  Her marriage is spiraling down … Continue reading

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In the mood for a mystery series? #kindledeals @JoffeBooks #crimefiction #mystery

Amazing deals to be had today for Kindle readers! Check out these great deals! Seriously…. you can buy two complete series for less than $2.00  – includes 15 titles! (and NO, I am NOT affiliated with Amazon – I just … Continue reading

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“Killing Mind” by Angela Marsons – #BookReview #KillingMind @Bookouture @WriteAngie #NetGalley

D.I. Kim Stone – An acerbic, brusque, and driven young woman who works as a Detective Inspector for the West Midlands Police, the second largest police force in the country. She is socially inept, and has been known to break … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s May 2020 #BookHaul

My greed in amassing books for review continues at an alarming rate. I sacrificed my 80% NetGalley badge and downloaded TEN more titles from them. This was a tough decision, but I can rationalize it by saying I’ll never get … Continue reading

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“The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard – #BookReview @Bookouture @heardkj1

Also published under the title “Before You Go“ “Predictions and nightmares, Dell often said, have exactly as much power as we give them and no more.” The story flips back and forth between 1990 and 1991 with some back references … Continue reading

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20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge #20BooksOfSummer20

Once again, I plan to partake in the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge created by Cathy at 746books.comHer rules are simple: If you want to join in, just nab her Books of Summer image, pick your own 20 books … Continue reading

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“Death Deserved” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – #BookReview @OrendaBooks #DeathDeserved

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, … translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the first to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is a … Continue reading

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“The Split” by Sharon Bolton – Book Review

Felicity Lloyd – works as a glaciologist for the British Antarctic Survey. She is twenty-eight years old, beautiful, and is emotionally damaged by severe childhood trauma. Regularly based in Cambridge, England, she has accepted a two-year term position in the … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 89 – Car mirrors

In my 89th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about car mirrors on book covers.  An odd choice you’re probably thinking – Yet… there are more than I expected.  And once again, they are mostly in the thriller … Continue reading

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New title for Agnes Ravatn! @OrendaBooks #SevenDoors #bookbuzz @simonschusterUK

As a book blogger, I am privileged to learn about new titles, often some months before they come out. This is a very pleasurable experience for a bookworm such as myself. Once in a while however, you learn of a … Continue reading

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“Summerwater” by Sarah Moss – Book Review

We follow various people who are residing in a holiday park in the Trossachs. Justine – middle-aged, married and the mother of two young sons.  Justine and her family have rented a cabin for two weeks away from their daily … Continue reading

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“Death of a Mermaid” by Lesley Thomson – Book Review

“…even sinners love those who love them.” It all started over two decades ago at a Catholic school. Four teenage girls who called themselves ‘Mermaids’.  When one of the Mermaids got ousted from their little friendship circle, bitterness remained. Now, … Continue reading

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“Girl in the Middle” a short story by Evie Gaughan – Book Review

A quirky short story about a woman who discovers that not all heroes wear capes… some of them don’t even have a pulse. But they do have a name. Gerald.I learned about this little story from Nicki over at the … Continue reading

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“Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas – Book Review

“A gothic-infused debut of literary suspense, set within a secluded, elite university and following a dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate who uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students . . . and the dark truth beneath her school’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = FAMILY

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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