Review: Sleep by C.L. Taylor

Opening sentence: “If you’re reading this then I am no longer alive.” I always include the opening sentence in my reviews as I am a big fan of being sucked into the story from the very first line. If the first few sentences are duds, I’m not likely to be as excited about the read. […]

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WWW Wednesday: 10th April 2019

Welcome to my April WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words – if you’d like to join in too, all you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below, pop your blog link on Sam’s weekly post in the comments and have a little look […]

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Monthly Review: March 2019

I have to admit: I’ve been struggling with reading this month. It’s not that I’m not enjoying my current book, my mind is just a little all over the place for various reasons and I cannot concentrate. Hopefully it will pass soon as I have soooo many great books I want to crack on with! […]

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Blog Tour: The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

Opening sentence: “Tonight I joined the women of the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service as they rushed to the aid of civilians caught in the relentless bombing of this brave city.” Welcome to my stop on this wonderful blog tour! The American Agent is the 15th outing for crime investigator, Maisie Dobbs, but don’t worry if – […]

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Review: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Opening sentence: “Rosie was aware of nothing apart from her sister’s shadow.” The title of this book may seem innocent, however the plot is anything but. In 1997, Laurel and Primrose (known as Rosie) Bowman lure toddler Kirstie away from a playground. Soon after, Kirstie is found murdered, with signs of torture. 10-year old Laurel […]

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Review: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

Opening sentence: “As pale as a grub she’s an eyeful.” It’s been a while since I’ve read several books by an author and truly felt their natural, distinctive tone of voice shine through loud and clear in all of them, even when all the books have a very different feel in regards to plot and […]

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Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Opening sentence: “When the streets are at their darkest and quietest, a girl settles at a small desk in the cellar of a dollmaker’s shop.” First, let’s talk about the exquisite cover. I saw on Twitter that to create this the publishers actually got a real bell jar, had the book title painted onto it […]

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