Review: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Opening sentence: “First, you light a cigarette, the smoke curling in on itself and up towards the ceiling.” When a two hour plane journey feels like five minutes, you know you have a great read on your hands. Blood Orange kept me company to and from Venice (which is a beyond amazing place, by the […]

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Blog tour: The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond

Published by Parthian Books 30th June 2018 / 155 pages Opening sentence: “Until the Russian turned up with his entourage, I was the only person at the funeral, and I had come two and a half thousand miles to be there.” Welcome to my stop on The Golden Orphans blog tour! This was a quick […]

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Review: One Little Lie by Sam Carrington

Published by Avon September 2018 / 384 pages Opening sentence: “It took approximately eight hours for Sean Taylor to die.” One Little Lie is a pacy thriller told by three women: Alice, Deborah and Connie. Alice’s son, Kyle, murdered Deborah’s son, Sean, and now Alice thinks reaching out and befriending Deborah is a good idea. The […]

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Review: The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton Opening sentence: “On the hottest day of the year, Larry Glassbrook has come home to his native Lancashire for the last time, and the townsfolk have turned out to say goodbye.” Mix a good old-fashioned murder mystery with elements of witchcraft and yes, I’m going to be interested. I heard […]

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Review: Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan

Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan Opening sentence: “It should have been me.” If you’ve ever found yourself scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and envying – wanting – the perfect life of someone you see on there, then let Her Name Was Rose be a warning to you. A majority of the time, it’s […]

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Review: The Chalk Man by C J Tudor

The Chalk Man by C J Tudor. Audiobook narrated by Andrew Scott and Asa Butterfield. Opening sentence, “The girl’s head rested on a small pile of orange and brown leaves.” Our lead character, Edward Adams, tells us the creepy story of The Chalk Man in both 2016 and 1986 (the year events are triggered) and […]

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Review: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene Opening sentence: “Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.” I grew up in Brighton and remember reading this book at school, being caught up in the excitement of actually studying a famous novel that was set in my home town. I […]

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