Book Review – The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke

Pages: 404 Published: 22nd February 2018 Genre: Domestic fiction Trigger warnings: Psychological abuse, references to domestic violence Newly married, newly pregnant, Lucy Robin is having trouble remembering the little things. Like what day she’s due to visit her mother. Or where she left her shoes. Or whether she’s left the gas hob on. Forgetting the little things is … Continue reading Book Review – The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke

Book Review – The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Pages: 352 Published: 20th September 2011 Genre: Mythological Fiction Trigger warnings: Sexual content, allusions to rape Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the … Continue reading Book Review – The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Book Review – If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

Pages: 310 Published: 11th January 2018 Genre: Psychological Mystery Trigger warnings: Suicide, sexual references Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, he can only listen. But he soon begins to suspect that his accident wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and … Continue reading Book Review – If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

Book Review – VOX by Christina Dalcher

Pages: 386 Published: 21st August 2018 Genre: Dystopian Fiction Trigger warnings: Discrimination, strong sexual references Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re … Continue reading Book Review – VOX by Christina Dalcher

Book Review – Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan

Pages: 317 Published: 24th January 2019 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Child death, attempted suicide When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant Dr Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months. As the person behind … Continue reading Book Review – Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan

Book Review – The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Pages: 400 Published: 15th January 2019 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Trigger warning: Racism It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When … Continue reading Book Review – The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Book Review – The Missing by C.L. Taylor

Pages: 467 Published: 7th April 2016 Genre: Psychological Thriller When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't … Continue reading Book Review – The Missing by C.L. Taylor

Book Review – Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Pages: 309 Published: 25th July 2019 Genre: Crime/Mystery Trigger warnings: Strong violence, sexual references In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses--and into the owners' computers as well--learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are … Continue reading Book Review – Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Book Review – The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow

Pages: 384 Published: 10th September 2019 Genre: Historical Fantasy Trigger warnings: Racism, animal cruelty Synopsis In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she … Continue reading Book Review – The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow

Book Review – I Know You by Annabel Kantaria

Pages: 323 Published: 28th June 2018 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Sexual references, child death Synopsis You trust her. You shouldn’t. That picture you just posted on Instagram? I’ve seen it. The location you tagged? I’ve been there. You haven’t been careful enough, have you? Because I know all about you. But when I meet you, I won’t tell … Continue reading Book Review – I Know You by Annabel Kantaria