Book Review – The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Pages: 446 Published: 15th June 2017 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Suicide, sexual references, voyeurism, microaggressions, animal death The text message arrives in the small hours of the morning: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes … Continue reading Book Review – The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Book Review – The Mystery Of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel

Pages: 306Published: 5th March 2019Genre: Middle Grade With a dad who disappeared years ago and a mother who's a bit too busy to parent, Emmy is shipped off to Wellsworth, a prestigious boarding school in England, where she's sure she won't fit in. But then she finds a box of mysterious medallions in the attic … Continue reading Book Review – The Mystery Of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel

Book Review – Tuesday Mooney Talks To Ghosts by Kate Racculia

Pages: 374 Published: 8th October 2019 Genre: Contemporary Trigger warnings: Alcoholism, sexual references, drugs Tuesday Mooney is a loner. She keeps to herself, begrudgingly socialises, and spends much of her time watching old Twin Peaks and X-Files DVDs. But when Vincent Pryce, Boston’s most eccentric billionaire, dies - leaving behind an epic treasure hunt through the city, with clues inspired by … Continue reading Book Review – Tuesday Mooney Talks To Ghosts by Kate Racculia

Book Review – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Pages: 377 Published: 3rd September 2020 Genre: Mystery Trigger warnings: Grief, suicide This was my fourth buddy read with Ellie, and our first which was not a Karen M. McManus book. We both enjoyed the discussions and it gave us lots of laughs, so thank you so much to her for reading it with me. In a peaceful retirement … Continue reading Book Review – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Book Review and Discussion – The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Pages: 451 Published: 31st October 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Injury detail, allusions to rape, child/baby death, grief This was my first buddy read of the year with Kriti, and this book gave us so much to talk about! After my review I shall include a few sections from our discussion (no spoilers), and in my next post … Continue reading Book Review and Discussion – The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Book Review – The End Of Her by Shari Lapena

Pages: 338 Published: 23rd July 2020 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Drug references, strong sexual references, gaslighting It starts with a shocking accusation... Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she has everything she ever wanted. Then a woman … Continue reading Book Review – The End Of Her by Shari Lapena

Book Review – Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

Pages: 323 Published: 8th January 2019 Genre: Young Adult Mystery Trigger warnings: Drug references, sexual exploitation, sexual references This was my fourth book by Karen M. McManus in the space of just a little over two months, and once again my reading companion was Ellie. We were not kept guessing quite as much as the other ones, but it … Continue reading Book Review – Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

Blog Tour Spotlight – Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher

Hello everyone, It is my turn on the blog tour for Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher, a paranormal mystery read that finished a wonderful eighth place in the Book Bloggers' Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) 2020. Many congratulations! BBYNA is an annual competition which celebrates the work of indie authors, with books read and scored … Continue reading Blog Tour Spotlight – Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher

Book Review – The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Pages: 403 Published: 1st November 2018 Genre: Mystery/Crime Trigger warnings: Animal harm, sexual references This was a buddy read with my friend Gem. It was seventh one and while not our best, we still had some very fun discussions! Death lies between the lines. A dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in … Continue reading Book Review – The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Book Review – One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

Pages: 372 Published: 7th January 2020 Genre: Young Adult Thriller Trigger warnings: Child death, strong sexual references, cancer sub-plot This was a buddy read with my friend Ellie. We have now read both books in this series together and are about to start Karen M. McManus' standalone novel Two Can Keep A Secret. As always, the buddy read was a lot … Continue reading Book Review – One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus