Book Review – Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins

Pages: 352 Published: 1st February 2020 Genre: Mystery Trigger warnings: Missing child storyline, animal death, misogyny When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers. As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging - an eerie and ancient house - … Continue reading Book Review – Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins

Book Review – The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Pages: 385 Published: 13th June 2017 Genre: General Fiction Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, strong sexual references, homophobia Ageing and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why … Continue reading Book Review – The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review – The House Of Fortune by Jessie Burton

Pages: 400 Published: 7th July 2022 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Racism, sexual content Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, winter has set in - her father Otto and Aunt Nella … Continue reading Book Review – The House Of Fortune by Jessie Burton

Book Review – Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Pages: 256 Published: 9th January 2021 Genre: Young Adult Trigger warnings: Racism, sexual references, drugs If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he … Continue reading Book Review – Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Book Review – Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

Pages: 272 Published: 8th February 2019 Genre: Mystery/General Fiction Trigger warnings: Injury detail, sexual content, death of unborn baby Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago - and her killer hasn’t been caught. Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers. … Continue reading Book Review – Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

Book Review – As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Pages: 548 Published: 5th August 2021 Genre: Young Adult Crime Trigger warnings: Injury detail/gore, drug use, allusions to rape Pippa Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her. . . and this time it’s all about Pip. Pip is used to online death threats, … Continue reading Book Review – As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Book Review – Daughter Of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Pages: 498 Published: 11th January 2022 Genre: Fantasy Trigger warnings: Injury detail This was a buddy read with Pauliina @ The Bookaholic Dreamer, and it was our best one yet! As always I really enjoyed our discussions, and it was wonderful how enthralled we both were by this book. Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, … Continue reading Book Review – Daughter Of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Book Review – Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

Pages: 309 Published: 27th June 2019 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Child death, sexual references, homophobia Over thirty years ago Vivienne's pregnant sister Ruby was murdered by her boyfriend Jack. It was an open and shut case, as Vivienne heard him commit the crime and the evidence of other witnesses placed Jack at the scene. Vivienne still has awful … Continue reading Book Review – Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

Book Review – The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn

Pages: 372 Published: 6th February 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Discrimination/bullying, injury detail When should my story begin? Not when I was born, a butcher's son, in a tiny cottage just like all the other tiny cottages in Oakham. Who'd have thought then that I'd ever have much of a story to tell? Perhaps it starts when people … Continue reading Book Review – The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn

Book Review – Circus Of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Pages: 375 Published: 13th May 2021 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Discrimination, animal death/cruelty, attempted rape, sexual references 1866. In a coastal village in southern England, Nell lives set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin. But when Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders arrives in the village, Nell is kidnapped. Her father has sold her, … Continue reading Book Review – Circus Of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal