Book Review – Bone China by Laura Purcell

Pages: 430 Published: 19th September 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Miscarriage, suicide, drug and alcohol dependency Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, … Continue reading Book Review – Bone China by Laura Purcell

Book Review – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Pages: 465 Published: 22nd July 2021 Genre: Mystery Trigger warnings: Missing person storyline, strong sexual references, coercive control 2017: 19 year old Tallulah is going out on a date, leaving her baby with her mother, Kim. Kim watches her daughter leave and, as late evening turns into night, which turns into early morning, she waits for her return. … Continue reading Book Review – The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Book Review – Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman

Pages: 401 Published: 27th January 2022 Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical Realism Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, sexual references, references to psychological abuse This was a buddy read with my friend Pauliina, and once again while it did not turn out to be the five-star read we are searching for, we still had a wonderful time reading it. She has such great … Continue reading Book Review – Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman

Book Review – I Know You Did It by Sue Wallman

Pages: 249 Published: 6th May 2021 Genre: Young Adult Thriller Trigger warnings: Bullying, cyber bullying, child death, sexual harassment A secret from her past threatens to detonate her present... On her first day at a new school, Ruby finds a note in her locker saying I Know You Did It. She's terrified that someone has found out she was … Continue reading Book Review – I Know You Did It by Sue Wallman

Book Review – The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Pages: 416 Published: 9th February 2021 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Anti-Semitism, bullying, sexual content Paris, 1939. Odile Souchet is obsessed with books and the Dewey Decimal System, which makes order out of chaos. She soon has it all – a handsome police officer beau, an English best friend, a beloved twin, and a job at the American Library … Continue reading Book Review – The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Book Review – My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Pages: 223 Published: 27th July 2018 Genre: General Fiction/Contemporary Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, injury details Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions … Continue reading Book Review – My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Book Review – Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

Pages: 287 Published: 26th December 2019 Genre: General Fiction/Psychological Thriller Trigger warnings: Alcoholism, suicide, sexual references It has been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around. Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories … Continue reading Book Review – Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

Book Review – Things In Jars by Jess Kidd

Pages: 403 Published: 4th April 2019 Genre: Historical Mystery/Paranormal Trigger warnings: Sexual references, allusions to sexual assault, descriptions of gore Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading … Continue reading Book Review – Things In Jars by Jess Kidd

Book Review – Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Pages: 381 Published: 22nd June 2021 Genre: Thriller The atmosphere on board the inaugural non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Numerous celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class and journalists will be waiting on the ground to greet the plane. Mina is one of a hand-picked team of flight attendants chosen for … Continue reading Book Review – Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Book Review – Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

Pages: 494 Published: 16th November 2021 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy Trigger warnings: Violence, injury detail It is fair to say that after reading These Violent Delights at the end of 2020, I had found perhaps a new favourite book and so that catapulted this follow-up to the very top of my most anticipated list. Once again, I read it with my wonderful … Continue reading Book Review – Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong