Book Review – Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

Pages: 320 Published: 24th December 2017 Genre: Crime/Thriller One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the northwest of England, 21-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, stepfather and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the Macleod Massacre. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to … Continue reading Book Review – Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2022

Hello everyone, All of a sudden, we are in the final month of the year. The Christmas decorations are just about to go up and the end of 2022 is imminent. For me, that also means lots and lots of blog posts! This will be the first of up to 20 posts throughout December, ranging … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2022

Book Review – Nothing More To Tell by Karen M. McManus

Pages: 352 Published: 30th August 2022 Genre: Young Adult Mystery Trigger warnings: Alcohol dependency, PTSD This was a buddy read with Ellie @ Read To Ramble, the fourth time we have read a Karen M. McManus book together. Cue lots of fun discussions! Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favourite teacher. … Continue reading Book Review – Nothing More To Tell by Karen M. McManus

Book Review – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Pages: 401 Published: 13th September 2011 Genre: Fantasy Trigger warnings: Suicide The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But … Continue reading Book Review – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Review – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Pages: 210 Published: 1st December 2016 Genre: Crime Before I get to the review, I will admit that I have read this series out of order. I began with Changeling, the third book in the series, which I read and reviewed back in 2019. That was followed by Beast and Deity in 2020 and 2021 respectively. As it has become one of my … Continue reading Book Review – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Book Review – The Dictionary Of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Pages: 416 Published: 31st March 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Misogyny, sexual content Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood at her father's feet as he and his team gather words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. One day, she sees a slip of paper containing a forgotten word flutter to the … Continue reading Book Review – The Dictionary Of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Book Review – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Pages: 371 Published: 12th May 2022 Genre: Paranormal Thriller Trigger warnings: Drug references, sexual references, missing baby storyline Late October. After midnight. You’re waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He’s late. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn’t alone: he’s walking toward a man, and he’s armed. You can’t believe it when you … Continue reading Book Review – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister