Category Archives: debut novels

“Please See Us” by Caitlin Mullen – Book Review

The once vibrant and bustling New Jersey hot spot is now tawdry and in a sharp decline. The once thriving casinos and hotels are starved for business – at least the ones that are left. The economy is in free … Continue reading

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“The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael” by Beth Morrey – Book Review

“The outcome was always the same, alone in my barren old house, thinking of the people who’d gone.” Missy Carmichael – lives alone in a large house in Stoke Newington, London. The rooms echo her loneliness. Her husband is gone. … Continue reading

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“Just What Kind of Mother are You?” by Paula Daly – Book Review

This novel is told via three voices: Lisa Kallisto – a married mother of three who never has the time she needs for all she wants to do. Harried and often overwhelmed by her busy life and her job in … Continue reading

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“Winter Witness” by Tina deBellegarde – Book Review

“For a community so social and connected it seemed that there remained a great many secrets.” An elderly nun walks the convent’s cocker spaniel beside a rural lake. She is struck down with a rock. Another dog walker discovers her … Continue reading

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“Big Girl, Small Town” by Michelle Gallen – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

Majella lives a routine-filled, rather bleak existence in a small town in Northern Ireland. She is twenty-seven years old and lives with her mother who is a depressed, and depressing alcoholic. Majella’s Mother is not a widow, but she doesn’t … Continue reading

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“The Northern Reach” by W.S. Winslow – Book Review

This is a series of interrelated stories about families in a small Maine fishing community. It follows them all, the ‘haves‘ and the ‘have-nots‘ over a span of time from 1907 to 2017. The characters are related by blood or … Continue reading

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Five 5-star Dazzling Debut Novels

Anyone who reads a lot knows that it is a real thrill to discover a brand new author! With so many fabulous books out there, I can only imagine how daunting it must be to write a book for the … Continue reading

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“The Downstairs Neighbor” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

Present Day (Ten days in the lives of the inhabitants of a converted Georgian house in Kingston-Upon-Thames) Emma Brighton – in her mid thirties, is the owner of a vintage clothing shop which has just gone out of business. Emma … Continue reading

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“The Last Thread” by Ray Britain – Book Review

“The Last Thread puts the reader in the driving seat of a complex murder investigation with all the political and operational pressures that investigations engage.” In addition to his paid supervisory role, DCI Doug Sterling works as an unpaid negotiator … Continue reading

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“The Shadow Bird” by Ann Gosslin – Book Review

Erin Cartwright, a psychiatrist in her late thirties, is conflicted. Born in small-town Maine, she escaped the clutches of her dysfunctional family and fled to England. Now, back on American soil once again after twenty years, she is posing as … Continue reading

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“Dear Child” by Romy Hausmann – Book Review

“Things got really terribly out of hand”. Lena Beck – Thirteen years ago Lena was abducted. Over that time she has been kept in a remote cabin situated on the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia. The cabin has no running … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid – Book Review

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Silence” by Susan Allott – Book Review

“…two neighbor families, and shameful secrets from the past that refuse to stay buried.” THEN 1967 – On a quiet street by the sea, two young couples live as next-door neighbours. Mandy and Steve Mallory‘s marriage is floundering. Mandy fears … Continue reading

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“The Borrowed Boy” by Deborah Klée – Book Review

Angie Winkle, in her mid-fifties is a lonely woman with a small life. She still resides in the terraced house where she grew up. She has never married, never traveled, and has no social life to speak of. She spends … Continue reading

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“Seven Lies” by Elizabeth Kay – Book Review

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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