Category Archives: Fiction

“A Shape on the Air” by Julia Ibbotson – Book Review @lume_books @JuliaIbbotson #AShapeOnTheAir #BookReview

Viv DuLac present day – a university lecturer in medieval studies who has recently been betrayed and swindled by her live-in partner. The stress of the ending of this relationship coupled with the imminent loss of her home create the … Continue reading

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“Nine Elms” by Robert Bryndza – #BookReview #NineElms @RobertBryndza @AmazonPub

Kate Marshall – a former police detective, now works in a university as a lecturer in criminology alongside her young and talented research assistant. Kate is a single mother whose teenage son lives with his grandmother, Kate’s own mother. Though … Continue reading

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“The Ghost in the House” by Sara O’Leary – Book Review

“I have broken the natural laws by my return. And there are, as always, consequences.” “I shouldn’t have ever had to see him with someone else, but I have.” When Fay returns to her marital home after being dead for … Continue reading

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“Poor Little Rich Girl” by Phyllis Mallett – Book Review

Blurb: Just hours after her beloved mother’s funeral, Elaine Carson discovers she was adopted at birth, and that her real mother is Carrie Williams, a best-selling author. Feeling lost and alone, and with nothing solid tying her to her life … Continue reading

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“Seven Lies” by Elizabeth Kay – #BookReview @PamelaDormanBks @AnyOtherLizzy #SevenLies

Two lonely little girls met in school at the age of twelve. From then on they were inseparable – finding in each other someone to share their innermost thoughts. As is often the case, the girls were opposite in many … Continue reading

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“The Girl from Widow Hills” by Megan Miranda – Book Review

Olivia Meyer works as a hospital administrator in North Carolina. She is a solitary woman in her mid-twenties who lives outside town in a semi-rural location. One day she receives a box containing some things that belonged to her mother … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 90 – Roads

In my 90th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about roads on book covers.  Since this pandemic is causing many of us to have ‘staycations’, you might find yourself  ‘on the road’ this summer. In this compilation, … Continue reading

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“Remain Silent” by Susie Steiner – Book Review

“Human beings cannot bear too much reality.”It has been my absolute JOY this week to read the third novel in the Manon Bradshaw series. And, no surprise, it was just as wonderful – if not more so! “Remain Silent” will, … Continue reading

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Susie Steiner – author extraordinaire

In the summer of 2016 I read a fantastic novel called “Missing, Presumed“. WOW! What a series debut!  The characterization was nothing short of stellar. Here is a brief quote from my review of “Missing, presumed“: “And the police… I … Continue reading

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“The Sea Gate” by Jane Johnson – Book Review

“The house is full of secrets, and sometimes they come out and whisper together in the night.” A wonderful story that switches between dual timelines featuring two strong, courageous, and resilient women artists. 1943 – Olivia Kitto is sixteen years … Continue reading

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“A Bad, Bad, Thing” by Elena Forbes – Book Review

Eve West is a beautiful, petite, Detective Inspector working for London’s Metropolitan Police.  She is a very private person whose past holds many secrets.  She suffers from insomnia. Though she doesn’t have a serious relationship with anyone, she is having … Continue reading

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“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 – Book Review

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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“The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard – Book Review

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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