Category Archives: debut novels

“The Last Thread” by Ray Britain – Book Review @Ray_Britain #TheLastThread #BookReview #policeprocedural

“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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“Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas – Book Review

“A gothic-infused debut of literary suspense, set within a secluded, elite university and following a dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate who uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students . . . and the dark truth beneath her school’s … Continue reading

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“All In Her Head” by Nikki Smith – Book Review

NOW – Alison Reid is a nervous, edgy, woman who works in a library. She feels insecure in her life and in her job. She feels that her boss wants to get rid of her, and she is certain that … Continue reading

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“The Companion” by Kim Taylor Blakemore – Book Review

At a tender age, Mary Blunt used deception to wheedle her way into a position as maid at the mansion of the Burton family, in mid-19th century New Hampshire. It is a household with six servants who work for Mr. … Continue reading

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“The Authenticity Project” by Clare Pooley – Book Review

What Happens When You Tell Your Truth? Monica – 37 years old, a former corporate lawyer, she now owns and runs “Monica’s Cafe” in Fulham, London.  Monica is in her mid-thirties and her biological clock is ticking louder and louder … Continue reading

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“Mercy House” by Alena Dillon – Book Review

Mercy House, a women’s shelter in Brooklyn, is run by three aging nuns. It opens its doors to all manner of woman, regardless of religion, race, or bias. It gives succor to women who have been abused, either mentally or … Continue reading

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“The Doll Factory” by Elizabeth Macneal – Book Review

Twins, the Whittle sisters are twenty-one years old and working in a doll factory when we first meet them. They are in the employ of a drug-addled despot named Mrs. Salter. They work grueling hours and live in a damp … Continue reading

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“The Whisper Man” by Alex North – Book Review

“If you leave a door half open, soon you’ll hear the whispers spoken. If you play outside alone, soon you won’t be going home. If your window’s left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass. If you’re lonely, sad, … Continue reading

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“Blackberry & Wild Rose” by Sonia Velton – Book Review

Inspired by the life of Anna Maria Garthwaite, “Blackberry & Wild Rose” is a fictional rendering of  the mid-eighteenth century silk industry in Spitalfields, London. Esther Thorel – married into money and privilege, she is an Englishwoman in her late … Continue reading

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