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 Other Guest” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

The story is told via three points of view: Joanna Greenfield (Derby, England) – works as a Head of Counselling Services at a university. She is a very caring woman, so is excellent at her job. She lives alone (with … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘S’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For April 2022, the 17th month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letters ‘Q‘ and ‘R‘. (I have included … Continue reading

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“Local Gone Missing” by Fiona Barton – Book Review

Detective Inspector Elise King has had her world turned upside down. Her longstanding partner, Hugh, has left her for another woman – then, she received a diagnosis that she has breast cancer. Now, still on sick leave and irrevocably changed … Continue reading

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“The Midcoast” by Adam White – Book Review

“If you’re happy all the time, you don’t appreciate anything. You have to have contrast, to have low moments to bring out the high moments in relief.” “When your head is down, and you’re trying to outrun your past, your … Continue reading

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“The Companion” by Lesley Thomson – Book Review

“Murder slices through our best-kept secrets”. Power Fisheries has been a prominent business in Easthaven for generations. Now, with the business gone and both her parents dead, Freddie Power delivers seafood out of her van – she is the local … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – June 7, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheOtherGuest @HelenCooper85 @HodderBooks

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday June 7, 2022 I … Continue reading

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Miserly Monday (#Kindledeals Ebook bargains) June 6, 2022

It has quite some time since I did a ‘Miserly Monday’ post, so I’m long overdue. Today I’m letting you know about 3 bargain Kindle purchases. These books might vary in price from Amazon.ca to Amazon.com to Amazon.co.uk but they are all still BARGAINS!  … Continue reading

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“Unhinged” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the third to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is 48 years old and a Detective Chief Inspector of the Homicide division … Continue reading

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“Iris In The Dark” by Elissa Grossell Dickey – Book Review

Iris Jenkins is a young single mother who has very low self-esteem. Her mother and her ex-boyfriend told her she was ‘worthless’ and ‘stupid’, and a part of her believes them. Essentially alone in the world since her grandmother’s death, … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – June 1, 2022 #readingforpleasure #bookbloggers #WWWWednesday #bookworms

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. I’ve linked the book descriptions to the Goodreads site for the book. Just answer the three questions below and leave … Continue reading

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