September Wrap Up / October TBR

I’ve had a bit of a reading lull over the past few weeks, I’ve enjoyed books but haven’t adored them. (Disclaimer about that sentence, the books I’ve read over the past few weeks are not necessarily the ones that I’ve posted about over the last few weeks – due to scheduling in advance and publishing […]

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Review: The Mystery of Three-Quarters by Sophie Hannah

Published 23rd August 2018 by HarperCollins / 400 pages Opening sentence: “Hercule Poirot smiled to himself as his driver brought the motorcar to a stop with satisfying symmetry.” Sophie Hannah is a successful crime writer who, since 2014 (with permission from the Christie estate), has been writing new Hercule Poirot stories in the voice of […]

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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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Interview: Duncan Crowe and James Peak – Authors of Scoundrels

This month I had a little chat with authors Duncan Crowe (AKAΒ Major Victor Cornwall) and James Peak (AKA Major Arthur St. John Trevelyan) co-authors of a brilliantly funny book I recently read, Scoundrels – an adventure packed story of espionageΒ and outrageous talesΒ (read my full review here). I have given Duncan and James aliases as they […]

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Review: The Betrayals by Fiona Neill

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. The Betrayals by Fiona Neill Opening sentence: “Three is a good and safe number.” Narrated by Daisy Rankin, her brother Max, father Nick and mother Rosie, this book is about the consequences of Nick’s affair with Rosie’s best friend, Lisa and how it affects each member of both […]

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Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Vegetarian by Han Kang Opening sentence: “Before my wife turned vegetarian, I’d always thought of her as completely unremarkable in every way.” What an engrossing, unsettling little book this was! I didn’t know anything about it, it just caught my eye in the library as I’d had it on my mental TBR list for […]

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Review: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl – The Taming of the Shrew retold by Anne Tyler Opening sentence: “Kate Battista was gardening out back when she heard the telephone ring in the kitchen.” I have to admit, I don’t read much Shakespeare in my adult life. I did, of course, at school, but for some reason only ever studied […]

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