Tag Archives: England

“The Birdcage” by Eve Chase – Book Review

“The past lives on like the wrong tense in a Word document, constantly underlined, needing to be addressed.” “When there are three half sisters and three rivaling mothers with some overlap, it’s complicated.” “We didn’t look related – mismatching dolls … Continue reading

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“In Bitter Chill” by Sarah Ward – Book Review

DC Connie Childs – is a policewoman with a tiny stature but with an attitude that more than makes up for it. She knows the Derbyshire area well because it is her home county. She works with her instincts and … Continue reading

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“We Watch You” by NS Ford – Book Review

Four friends since childhood who are now in their early thirties: Tina Jameson – has suicidal thoughts and suffers from debilitating depression. It all stemmed from an event in her teens when her three closest friends turned against her… We … Continue reading

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“The Other Guest” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

The story is told via three points of view: Joanna Greenfield (Derby, England) – works as a Head of Counselling Services at a university. She is a very caring woman, so is excellent at her job. She lives alone (with … Continue reading

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“Local Gone Missing” by Fiona Barton – Book Review

Detective Inspector Elise King has had her world turned upside down. Her longstanding partner, Hugh, has left her for another woman – then, she received a diagnosis that she has breast cancer. Now, still on sick leave and irrevocably changed … Continue reading

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“The Companion” by Lesley Thomson – Book Review

“Murder slices through our best-kept secrets”. Power Fisheries has been a prominent business in Easthaven for generations. Now, with the business gone and both her parents dead, Freddie Power delivers seafood out of her van – she is the local … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 24, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #LocalGoneMissing @figbarton @BerkleyPub

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 May 24, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“99 Red Balloons” by Elisabeth Carpenter – Book Review

“The past is always part of my present.” Emma – is in her late thirties and is mother to eight year old Grace. Every mother’s worst fear is realized when Grace does not return home from school one day. Emma’s … Continue reading

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“The Beloved Girls” by Harriet Evans – Book Review

2018 –  Catherine Christophe is 47 years old and works as a very successful barrister in London. She is a workaholic, is happily married and is the mother of two teenage children. Catherine seems haunted by a mysterious event from … Continue reading

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“In Cold Blood” by Jane Bettany – Book Review

“Sometimes the truth can be unpalatable”. Detective Inspector Isabel Blood – at fifty-six years old, Isabel has worked her way up through the ranks of the Derbyshire Police. She is happily married and is a mother of three, with only … Continue reading

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