Review: Bone China by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “Love is fragile, my mother once said.” Since I discovered Laura Purcell’s books earlier this year, I have become quite the fan. She has her signature tone and style locked down and if you too adore Gothic novels that are written in an engaging, clever, sophisticated way, then you’d better pick up a […]

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Audiobook Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Much hyped on Twitter, I’d read only positive reviews ofΒ The Silent Patient, so was looking forward to reading it. I love a great psychological thriller and have found they really work for me as audiobooks and as an audiobook, I have to say, this was great. It actually brought to mind a famous book from […]

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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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Monthly Review: November 2019

I KNOW everyone is probably thinking it, but I really can’t get my head around the fact there is now only one month left in 2019?? November has zipped by and I’ve felt so busy; something that’s reflected in my reading (i.e: I’m doing less of it). So yes, I only posted four reviews this […]

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Review: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Opening sentence: “‘If you’ll permit me’, said the Stranger, ‘I’d like to tell you a story.’” The Stranger Diaries is brilliant for this reason: it has all the atmosphere and chills of a Gothic novel BUT it’s in a modern day setting AND there’s a good-old detective on the trail of a killer theme mixed […]

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Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Published by Hamish Hamilton August 2018 / 336 pages Opening sentence: “Great Achilles.” The Silence of the Girls is a version of Homer’s Iliad but – here’s the twist – it’s mainly told from the point of view of one of the women, Briseis, who shines a light on the awful way women were treated […]

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