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Can Paula Hawkins live up to the success of Girl On The Train?

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book has been one of the most highly anticipated spring/summer releases this year, written by Paula Hawkins of The Girl On The Train fame it is her… Continue reading →

A little bit of a let down after the joy of Big Little Lies

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have a mixed relationship with Liane Moriarty, I’ve read 4 of her books now (including this one) and I find that it’s a bit of a love/hate… Continue reading →

A great new detective series gets off to a flying start

Gone Astray by Michelle Davies My rating: 4 of 5 stars Michelle Davies is a new author for me and initially, it wasn’t this book that caught my attention but her latest release Wrong Place. When I did some research… Continue reading →

A return to an author I used to love but was it worth the journey?

The Sleeper by Emily Barr My rating: 3 of 5 stars Emily Barr is an author I used to read very regularly several years ago but after finding a lull in her storylines I had taken a break for a… Continue reading →

A great mystery from an author who sadly died before her book was published

A Commonplace Killing by Si├ón Busby My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is introduced in the Foreward by the husband of the author who talks us through the difficult journey that his wife underwent while writing this novel,… Continue reading →

A good second novel from Lisa Hall who’s Between You And Me was a triumph

Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lisa Hall blew me away last year with her debut novel ‘Between Me and You’, it was quite simply one of those books that never leaves you… Continue reading →

The Magpies falls short of it’s potential

The Magpies by Mark Edwards My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book was riding high in the Amazon best seller list for a while, at the bargain price of 99p I ignored it for a while but then the… Continue reading →

Is Reconstructing Amelia the new Gone Girl?

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was recommended to my again by my mum, read the blurb on Amazon and thought it sounded an interesting idea for a plot. A high flying lawyer… Continue reading →

An interesting book with a plot twist for lovers of Gone Girl

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book seemed to be prominent on bookshelves over the last year, it’s presence always hovering and intriguing me as this author’s debut seemed to have gripped… Continue reading →

Can Seskis’ first novel outshine One Day?

One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was a recommendation to me from my mum. She’s heard it had good reviews and had been likened to One Day and thought it would… Continue reading →

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