Category Archives: NetGalley

“One Step Too Far” by Lisa Gardner – Book Review

“If you hoard other people’s tragedies, does that make your own easier to bear?”Frankie Elkin is, in her own words, a scrawny, middle-aged white woman. She is a drifter, an excellent bartender, and an alcoholic. For the past decade, Frankie … Continue reading

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“The Last House On The Street” by Diane Chamberlain – Book Review

1965 – Ellie Hockley  is a young white woman who risks her family’s scorn and disapproval to work towards helping black North Carolinians to register to vote. Her commitment to the cause and her ardent beliefs cause such friction that, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – January 11, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @CenturyBooksUK #OneStepTooFar @LisaGardnerBks

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 January 11, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Life She Wants” by Mel Sherratt – Book Review

Juliette and Danny – make the decision to relocate to the country to make a fresh start. They have recently lost their young daughter to meningitis, and feel that escaping their London life, with all its memories, would be good … Continue reading

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“The Girl Upstairs” by Georgina Lees – Book Review

The story of two young women living in an Islington house. Both single, they antagonize each other as neighbours. Both seem lonely in the congested metropolis that is London. Suzie, our protagonist, complains to the Council about the anti-social behavior … Continue reading

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“The Girl In The Maze” by Cathy Hayward – Book Review

“We are shaped by our mothers, and, if we lack them we are shaped by that loss.” “I once read that motherhood is your heart forever walking around outside of you.” Emma 2019 – our protagonist travels from her family … Continue reading

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“Darkness Falls” by Robert Bryndza – Book Review

Kate Marshall – a former police detective and university lecturer in criminology now has her own private investigator business.  Kate is a single mother in her mid-forties whose teenage son attends university. Though she has been sober for the past … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – December 14, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @StMartinsPress #TheLastHouseOnTheStreet @D_Chamberlain

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 December 14, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“If you want to get on in life, there’s things you have to ignore, so you can keep on.”This story tells of a Catholic businessman who shows his moral integrity with an act of compassion that took great courage. Bill … Continue reading

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“Unsettled Ground” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“It is hard to rewrite your own history”.Jeannie and Julius Seeder are twins who live in rural isolation deep in the heart of Oxfordshire. Their music is their solace. Julius does go out to work doing odd jobs and is … Continue reading

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“The Secret Next Door” by Rebecca Taylor – Book Review

Alyson and Justin Tinsdale have recently moved to Denver, Colorado from Nebraska. They have been married for seven years and have one five year old son. A social climber, Alyson pressured Justin into purchasing a house that they could not … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – December 7, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @Bookouture #LostGraves @dunphyshane1

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 December 7, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“A Gingerbread House” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

Kate and Gail – two middle-aged sisters. Sisters who are insane – and looking for another sister…    Kate is 54 and very skilled in all matters IT. She uses these skills to lure vulnerable and somewhat naive women to her … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – November 23, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday @GLees_author #TheGirlUpstairs@0neMoreChapter_

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 November 23, 2021 I … Continue reading

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“Bring Her Home” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist, and has just lost her lover and partner in a brutal, barbaric, crime. Reeling from her loss, she resigns from her job with the London … Continue reading

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