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Books on the 7:47 book reviews A-Z Jen McNulty

My book reviews are listed alphabetically, by author. Hope you find your next great read here!

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The Murder Game by Rachel Abbott

Dangerous Women by Hope Adams

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

The Push by Ashley Audrain

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Tall Bones by Anna Bailey

Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie

The Body Lies by Jo Baker

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Snap by Belinda Bauer

Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Flats by Kate Birdsall

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

Pretending by Holly Bourne

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

The Echo Chamber by John Boyne

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley

The Cut by Chris Brookmyre

Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

Assembly by Natasha Brown

Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan

The Muse by Jessie Burton


Everything is Lies by Helen Callaghan

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

One Little Lie by Sam Carrington

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase

The Glass House by Eve Chase

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Endless Night by Agatha Christie

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Clocks by Agatha Christie

The Hollow by Agatha Christie

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

The Castaways by Lucy Clarke

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran

Scoundrels by Major Victor Cornwall & Major Arthur St. John Trevelyan


Vox by Christina Dalcher

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Clean by Juno Dawson

Girl A by Abigail Dean

Believe Me by JP Delaney

Time in my Pocket by Gina Dewink

The Biographies of Ordinary People by Nicole Dieker

The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson

The Beauty of Impossible Things by Rachel Donohue

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Cuckoo by Sophie Draper


The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo


Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

The Second Wife by Rebecca Fleet

The Mystery of Henri Pick by David Foenkinos 

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford

The Lost Ones by Anita Frank


An American Cage by Ted Galdi

Olive by Emma Gannon

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Snow Song by Sally Gardner

Peach by Emma Glass

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi


How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

The Foundling by Stacey Halls

Mrs England by Stacey Halls

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

The Mystery of Three-Quarters by Sophie Hannah

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris

Take Me Home by Alex Hart

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap

Fragile by Sarah Hilary

The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan

Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan

A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Harpy by Megan Hunter

Letters from the Dead by Sam Hurcom

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura

The Lies Within by Jane Isaac


Little Ruffle and the World Beyond by Jodie Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Never Greener by Ruth Jones

Us Three by Ruth Jones

Dubliners by James Joyce


The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly

Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

The Break by Marian Keyes

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

Himself by Jess Kidd

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson

The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson


Eggshells by Caitriona Lally

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Talent by Juliet Lapidos

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea

When Houses Burn by Laurèn Lee

Cranberry Lane by Laurèn Lee

The House by Simon Lelic

People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Murder of Graham Catton by Katie Lowe


The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning

It Started With A Secret by Jill Mansell

Echo Valley by JC Matheson

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

The Rapture by Claire McGlasson

The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Circe by Madeline Miller

Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford

Slade House by David Mitchell

The Carer by Deborah Moggach

What Happens Now? by Sophia Money-Coutts

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata


Snowflake by Louise Nealon

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

After Dark by Dominic Nolan

A Keeper by Graham Norton

Holding by Graham Norton

Home Stretch by Graham Norton

Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

Skin Deep by Liz Nugent


Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue

Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

After the Silence by Louise O’Neill

So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

The Black Painting by Neil Olsen

Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Not Working by Lisa Owens


Lost Property by Helen Paris

The Bees by Laline Paull

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Trying by Emily Phillips

Bone China by Laura Purcell

The Corset by Laura Purcell

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell


The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

Normal People by Sally Rooney

What the World Needs Now: Bees by Cheryl Rosebush

Track 9 by Sue Rovens

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Strungballs by Mike Russell


A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson

Everything You Ever Wanted By Luiza Sauma

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

People Like Them by Samira Sedira

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims

Why Mummy Doesn’t Give a ****! by Gill Sims

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Overkill by Vanda Symon


Animal by Lisa Taddeo

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Fear by C.L. Taylor

Sleep by C.L. Taylor

Pine by Francine Toon

There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

The Chalk Man by C J Tudor

The Taking of Annie Thorn by CJ Tudor

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth


The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste


The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

Who is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace

A Version of the Truth by BP Walter

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Come Again by Robert Webb

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Beast by Matt Wesolowski

Changeling by Matt Wesolowski

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Underbelly by Anna Whitehouse

People of Abandoned Character by Claire Whitfield

Little Bandaged Days by Kyra Wilder

Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Madam by Phoebe Wynne


The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto


Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman



Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende


The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite

Brando’s Bride by Sarah Broughton

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell


Inferno by Catherine Cho


Boy by Roald Dahl


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge


The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

Divorced, Beheaded, Died… by Kevin Flude


Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner

Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon


An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Our Rainbow Queen by Sali Hughes


You Are What You Read by Jodie Jackson

Odd Girl Out by Laura James


This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirby

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein


The Mitford Girls by Mary S. Lovell


Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Life in Pieces by Dawn O’Porter

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell


The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry

Rhubarb Rhubarb by Mary Jane Peterson and Jo Thompson


Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva


Inside Vogue by Alexandra Schulman


The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley

The Last Landlady by Laura Thompson

 The Kindness Journal by Jaime Thurston


How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb

Educated by Tara Westover

Money: A User’s Guide by Laura Whateley

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