Tag Archives: England

“The Descent” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 39 years old, unmarried, and lonely. She recently had a severe career setback at her previous posting in Bristol due to a betrayal from a co-worker. Now, she lives in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and … Continue reading

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“The Secrets of Strangers” by Charity Norman – Book Review

“A gunshot rings out in a London cafe and the lives of five strangers will never be the same again. The only thing that’s certain is that nothing is as it seems” D.I. Eliza McClean – a forty-five year old … Continue reading

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“The House at Magpie Cove” by Kennedy Kerr – Book Review

Mara Hughes has recently separated from her wealthy lawyer husband. She is in her early thirties and is the mother of nine-year old twins. Her husband Gideon was unfaithful, and has decided to move his new woman into Mara’s family … Continue reading

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“In the Sweep of the Bay” by Cath Barton – Book Review

Ted and Irene Marshall – married in the 1950s when social and gender roles were much different than they are today.  The first blush of young love every so gradually dissipating with the drudgery of everyday life’s routines, and disappointments. … Continue reading

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“Deadly Cry” 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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“One Step Behind” by Lauren North – Book Review

Jenna – a forty-one year old married mother of two who works as an emergency room physician.  Jenna feels she is failing completely as a mother due to the long hours of her work and her absolute devotion to her … Continue reading

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“Truth and Lies” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

“It’s hard to accept the truth, isn’t it? When lies are all you want to hear”. D.I. Amy Winter – adopted at the age of four by the policeman who arrested her parents for their notorious deeds. A respected policeman, … Continue reading

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“A Winterfold Christmas” by Harriet Evans – Book Review

Way back in the summer of 2015 I read this author’s “A Place for Us” and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I realized that this novella featured the same family and characters I was keen to read it. It was lovely … Continue reading

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“His & Hers” by Alice Feeney – Book Review

“There are at least two sides to every story: Yours and mine. Ours and theirs. His and hers. Which means someone is always lying.” HIS – Detective Inspector Jack Harper is head of the ‘Major Crime Team’ in a rural … Continue reading

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“Who’s There?” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

I’ll briefly introduce a few of the principal characters for you: Arnold Eastwood – born with Downs Syndrome, he is trusting, vulnerable and in many ways an innocent. His favourite things to do are keeping things neat, watching Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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“Dear Amy” by Helen Callaghan – Book Review

Margot Lewis is a school teacher by day and an ‘agony aunt’ in her free time. She answers letters with advice to those who seek it on matters of life and the heart for the local paper. On a personal … Continue reading

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“Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“Pain as well as joy makes us who we are.” Frances Jellico 1969 – nearing her fortieth birthday, she is socially inept and has never experienced love, or even a man’s attentions.  She left her place at Oxford to take … Continue reading

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“The Au Pair” by Emma Rous – Book Review

Seraphine Mayes – 2017 – Twenty-five years old and still reeling from the accidental death of her beloved father, Seraphine lives at Summerbourne. Her twin brother Danny travels a lot, and her older brother Edwin lives in town in the … Continue reading

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“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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“The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant” by Kayte Nunn – Book Review

1951-52 – Esther Durrant has just lost her infant son. Blaming herself, and suffering from post-natal depression, she is despondent and lethargic. Her husband, at a loss as to what to do, sends her to one of the Isles of … Continue reading

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