Tag Archives: domestic drama

“Playing Nice” by J.P. Delaney – Book Review

Pete and Maddie – are the middle-class parents of two year old Theo. When Theo was born, he was premature and suffered from complications. Now though, he is a healthy, boisterous, active, charming little boy.     Miles and Lucy … Continue reading

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“Rules for Moving” by Nancy Star – Book Review

When she was growing up, Lane Mexler’s family moved… OFTEN!  They always seemed to be starting over and her mother frequently spouted her ‘Rules for Moving‘: 1.) Take only what you love 2.) Moving forward means never looking back 3.) … Continue reading

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“The Last to Know” by Jo Furniss – Book Review

“Behind closed doors – even doors surrounded by roses – all sorts of things could happen.” Rose Kynaston – a journalist who has survived imprisonment in Somalia and worse, has now moved to the Shropshire village where her husband Dylan … 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 Wife’s Secret” by Caroline England – Book Review

Previously published as Beneath the Skin Four wives. Four husbands. This is their story. Antonia and David Antonia has a secret. She has reinvented herself. Her name was not always Antonia. She is thirty years old, beautiful, is of mixed … Continue reading

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“Hope Close” by Tina Seskis – Book Review

In rural Surrey, there is a tiny insular enclave of four mismatched houses located on a cul-de-sac called Hope Close. Lets meet the occupants of the four houses: Layla and Charles Dolphin – live in a former manor house, the … 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 Lies We Hide” by S. E. Lynes – Book Review

Carol’s story is set mostly in the mid to late 1980s. Desperate, after a final, almost deadly attack from her husband Ted, Carol secrets her two children away and takes them to live in a shelter for abused families. This … Continue reading

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“The Woman in the Dark” by Vanessa Savage – Book Review

Sarah and Patrick are married and have two children, Joe who is seventeen and Mia who is fifteen. Since Sarah’s mother passed away, she is riddled with guilt and her emotional state is fragile. Now, she is told she tried … Continue reading

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“After the End” by Clare Mackintosh – Book Review

I’ve been a staunch fan of Clare Mackintosh’s work ever since reading the fantastic “I let you go” back in 2016. Such a fan that I will automatically read anything she writes. That being said, I would probably not have … Continue reading

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“Those People” by Louise Candlish – Book Review

A tranquil South London neighbourhood is mortally disrupted after “Those People” move in… You know what they say about one bad apple. Before Darren Booth moves in, Lowland Way is a tranquil and harmonious place to live. All that soon … Continue reading

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“A Mother’s Confession” by Kelly Rimmer – Book Review

The Tragedy – When we join the story, a thirty-seven year old man has recently died. David Wyatt Gillespie was charming, a successful businessman, an avid sportsman, was on the town council, and was married with an infant daughter. He … Continue reading

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“Seven Days of Us” by Francesca Hornak – Book Review

Christmas is a family time. We all put a lot of pressure on ourselves in trying to live up to the traditional Christmas ideal. Most of us fall short.  Although we all love our families, we don’t always like them. … Continue reading

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“The Winter’s Child” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

Susannah and John Harper were very much in love and they longed for a child. When they couldn’t conceive, they decided to adopt. Joel, the infant they adopted, was born addicted to drugs. They brought him home on Midwinter’s Day, … Continue reading

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“Our House” by Louise Candlish – Book Review

Louise Candlish has taken domestic noir to new and disturbing heights! We have all, at one time or another, misplaced our wallets, or had them stolen. We can all relate to the period of panic that that type of experience … Continue reading

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