Book Review – Cunning Women by Elizabeth Lee

Pages: 382 Published: 22nd April 2021 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Animal death/cruelty, suicide, allusions to rape, misogyny Lancashire, 1620. Young Sarah Haworth and her family live as outcasts. They are 'cunning folk', feared by the local villagers by day, but called upon under cover of darkness for healing balms and spells. Against the odds, love blossoms when Sarah … Continue reading Book Review – Cunning Women by Elizabeth Lee

Book Review – The One Hundred Years Of Lenni And Margot by Marianne Cronin

Pages: 372 Published: 1st June 2021 Genre: General Fiction Trigger warnings: Terminal illness storyline, child death Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen year old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it's not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with. Dodging doctor's orders, … Continue reading Book Review – The One Hundred Years Of Lenni And Margot by Marianne Cronin

Book Review – The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

Pages: 408 Published: 15th September 2022 Genre: Mystery Trigger warnings: Suicide, drugs references It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail … Continue reading Book Review – The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

Book Review – Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Pages: 554 Published: 27th May 2021 Genre: Urban Fantasy Trigger warnings: Bullying, Fatphobia, sexual references This was a buddy read from my amazing friend Pauliina @ The Bookaholic Dreamer, and it was a long book which provided lots of joyful discussions! Ever since Anna can remember, her aunt has warned her of the dangers of magic. She has taught … Continue reading Book Review – Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Book Review – Circle Of Doubt by Tracy Buchanan

Pages: 281 Published: 5th January 2021 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Drug references, sexual references, child abduction Emma and Dele’s dreams came true nine years ago when they adopted their daughter, Isla. It felt like fate, like they were meant to find each other, and now they’re living the life they always wanted. But then one day a new … Continue reading Book Review – Circle Of Doubt by Tracy Buchanan

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

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