Audiobook Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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What better read for Friday 13th… Recommended to me by a few people, I’m so pleased that I’ve finally got round to reading The Thirteenth Tale. It is a haunting story that contains many elements I love: Identical twins (in general, I am fascinated by them) hidden family secrets, an ambiguous narrator and a story […]

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Audiobook Review: Endless Night by Agatha Christie

I guess I have to begin this review by saying that Endless Night sadly won’t be going down in classic Agatha territory for me. I saw it on one of those ‘lesser-known-but-still-great’ Agatha books lists that you find scattered across the internet and apparently it was one of Agatha’s own favourites. As I was in […]

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Audiobook Review: Everything You Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma

Opening sentence: “Iris first heard about life on Nyx on a freezing winter’s night.” If you were offered the opportunity to live on another planet, that is ‘a genuine alternative to life on Earth’ would you take it? That is what Everything You Ever Wanted asks. There is a caveat though… you can’t ever come […]

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Audiobook Review: The Taking of Annie Thorne by C J Tudor

The Taking of Annie Thorne is C J Tudor’s second novel. Her debut, The Chalk Man, was widely talked about and praised – by me too, I thought it was a great read – and as this one is in a similar psychological thriller / horror vein, I was very much looking forward to it. […]

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Audiobook Review: How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

This is my first book by Holly Bourne, she is primarily a YA author and How Do You Like Me Now? is her adult novel debut. I whizzed through this in a few days, this is her funny, witty – and very knowingly cutting – take on the unsaid social and life conventions of women […]

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Audiobook Review: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Opening sentence: “You’ve got to say this for desperation: it makes you much more open-minded.” Oh I just loved, loved, loved the story of Tiffy and Leon and was a more than a little sad when my walks to and from work were no longer accompanied by them. As I mentioned in a previous post, […]

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Audiobook Review: The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

Opening sentence: “He has a curious way of moving through his rubbish, he leans into it, skimming down the corridors like a fearless biker on a hairpin bend.” I purposely didn’t read anything about the plot of The Hoarder before starting it. I loved the unexpected elements of Jess Kidd’s debut novel, Himself, so wanted to be […]

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