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“Blackberry & Wild Rose” by Sonia Velton – #BookReview @BlackstoneAudio @Soniavelton

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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“The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides – Book Review

Theo Faber contrives to work at a forensic psychiatric hospital in North London so that he might get the opportunity to work with Alicia Berenson. Her case is interesting in that following the murder of her husband, she has not … Continue reading

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“The Poison Thread” by Laura Purcell – Book Review

Dorothea Truelove is a twenty-five year old woman of means. She lives a privileged life with her wealthy father, a ladies maid, and other servants. Her only friend seems to be her canary which she calls Wilkie. She lives in … Continue reading

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“The Lies We Hide” by S. E. Lynes – #BookReview @Bookouture #blogtour

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 Retreat” by Mark Edwards – Book Review

Lucas Radcliffe has written a best-selling horror novel. Since the accidental death of his girlfriend, his writing has been therapeutic, a way to momentarily forget his loss. Now his publisher is waiting for another bestseller – only there is one … Continue reading

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Introducing…. “Who’s there?” by Kerena Swan #CoverReveal and #AuthorInterview

A while back I read and reviewed Kerena Swan’s “Scared to Breathe” and really enjoyed it. So, I was excited to learn that she has a new book out – a novel which she believes is her best work to … Continue reading

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“The Slaughter Man” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

Seventeen-year-old Willow Tomms has just lost her identical twin sister. Her world is irrevocably changed. Not only were they womb mates, they had shared everything in their lives – including their face. “They belong together, and their sudden cleaving into … Continue reading

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“Blood Orange” by Harriet Tyce – Book Review @GrandCentralPub

“Actions have consequences” Alison Wood is burning the candle at both ends in both her personal and professional life. She works long hours as a busy barrister in London and has just landed her first ever murder case. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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“Lacey’s House” by Joanne Graham – Book Review @Legend_Press

A beautifully written, well crafted, debut “Lacey’s house” is a novel told in two voices.  Alternate chapters introduce us to Rachel — a young, single, and solitary artist who has just miscarried — and Lacey, an elderly women with a horrific past … Continue reading

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“The Mausoleum” by David Mark – Book Review @severnhouse

“When lightning strikes an ancient crypt, it exposes a devastating wartime secret” Cordelia Hemlock is living in an English village near Hadrian’s Wall named Gilsland. A village which once housed a WWII POW camp. She lives alone in a grand … Continue reading

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“Crook’s Hollow” by Robert Parker – Book Review

Twenty-five year old Thor Loxley has been estranged from his family for two years after a major rift with his father. Now, inexplicably, someone has attempted to kill him – and very nearly succeeded. His assailant left him with the … Continue reading

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“The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae” by Stephanie Butland – Book Review

When we first meet Ailsa Rae she is in hospital, waiting for a new heart. Her twenty-eight year life has been a challenging one. She is cyanotic due to the fact that her heart cannot pump the blood and much … Continue reading

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“Echo Hall” by Virginia Moffatt – Book Review

2014 – The story opens with a young woman, Phoebe Flint, visiting a stately home on the English/Welsh border which is open to the public. Though she has paid to enter the building, this is, in fact, the house where … Continue reading

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“Devil’s Day” by Andrew Michael Hurley – Book Review

In rural Lancashire, almost on the Yorkshire border, there is a place called the ‘Endlands”. A place where generations of the same families have eked out an existence from farming. An insular place riven with superstition and long-standing family feuds. … Continue reading

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“Mosaic” by Caro Ramsay – Book Review

Megan Melvick is returning home to say goodbye to her dying sister. At only 28 years of age, her sister Melissa is dying of anorexia.  She arrives just in time… Next thing you know the family is planning Melissa’s funeral … Continue reading

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