Category Archives: Book Reviews

“The bird tribunal” by Agnes Ravatn – #BookReview #Orentober

I thought I’d repost a review from 2017 in honour of Orentober. What is Orentober you ask? It is the October celebration of the books and authors represented by Orenda Publishing. “The Bird Tribunal” was my favourite read of 2017 … Continue reading

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“Mosaic” by Caro Ramsay – Book Review

Megan Melvick is returning home to say goodbye to her dying sister. At only 28 years of age, her sister Melissa is dying of anorexia.  She arrives just in time… Next thing you know the family is planning Melissa’s funeral … Continue reading

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“Deadland” by William Shaw – Book Review

Alex Cupidi lives in the atmospheric locale of Dungeness in Kent. She works for the Kent Serious Crime Directorate. A single mother of a seventeen year old daughter, Zoë, Alex faces challenges in both her work and her home life. … Continue reading

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“The Lying Room” by Nicci French – Book Review

Neve Connolly is just trying to slog through her life. She is the main earner for her family and the never-ending responsibilities, and having to be there for everyone, is tipping her over the edge…  The daily grind of work, … Continue reading

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“The Hunting Party” by Lucy Foley – Book Review

“Some people, given just the right amount of pressure, taken out of their usual, comfortable environments, don’t need much encouragement at all to become monsters.” “There is something unnerving about the isolation, knowing how far we are from everything.” Seven … Continue reading

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“The Girl I Used To Be” by Mary Torjussen – Book Review

Gemma Brogan, in her late twenties, is married and the mother of a three-year-old son, Rory. She owns and runs her own estate agency in Chester, England. Life is pretty good, though she laments not having more time to spend … Continue reading

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“Sarah Jane” by James Sallis – Book Review

Sarah Jane has had a difficult and complex life to date. Born in the American South to poor parents whose relationship was dysfunctional, she had a troubled childhood. Her adolescence was tumultuous and ended with a court-ordered stint in the … Continue reading

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“Her Sister’s Bones” by Geraldine Hogan – Book Review

Twenty-five years ago, while Anna Fairley  was helping her mother peg out clothes on the line, Anna’s baby sister Janey, was taken from her pram in the front garden of their cottage. The case of the missing baby girl was … Continue reading

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“A Perfect Sentence” by Patrick Starnes – Book Review

Desperately dissatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, and meandering through his days, Keir Buchan feels like he is just going through the motions of living. A writer of detective novels, he has just been made redundant from the University where … Continue reading

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“The Scholar” by Dervla McTiernan – Book Review

A complex, character-driven police procedural mystery set in Galway, Ireland. After almost a year, D.S. Cormac Reilly is still being ‘frozen out‘ of the good cases and relegated to the cold case files. His co-worker, D.S. Carrie O’Halloran, is meanwhile … Continue reading

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“Dying Truth” 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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“The Beach at Doonshean” by Penny Feeny – Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It spoke to the dysfunctional nature of families. Even the most stable families can be a tad dysfunctional on the inside. The characters were all fully developed and people who I enjoyed meeting via the … Continue reading

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“The Nanny” by Gilly Macmillan – Book Review

In her late thirties, Jocelyn Holt is a recent widow. She and her ten-year-old daughter, Ruby, still grieving, move from California to the Wiltshire manor house where Jocelyn grew up.  Financially strapped, Jocelyn must depend upon the generosity of her … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “House. Tree. Person” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read about five years ago. “House. Tree. Person” was, for me, a memorable FIVE STAR read. It is … Continue reading

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“The Sea Glass Sisters” by Lisa Wingate – Book Review

The prequel novella which introduces the Carolina Heirlooms series. Elizabeth Gallagher is a 911 operator. Blaming herself for an on-the-job mistake, she has lost confidence in her ability and feels guilty about the outcome of the case. Elizabeth’s guilt is … Continue reading

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