Review: The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

Book release date: 16 May 2021 (ebook); 24 June 2021 (paperback) Book blurb: ‘So that was all it took,’ I thought. ‘That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn’t so much after all.’ Chrissie knows howContinue reading “Review: The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker”

Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Book release date: 3 March 2020 Book blurb: Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion – also known as Crescent City – has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce’sContinue reading “Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas”

Review: I Couldn’t Love You More by Esther Freud

Book release date: 27 May 2021 Book blurb: Rosaleen is still a teenager, in the early Sixties, when she meets the famous sculptor Felix Lichtman. Felix is dangerous, bohemian, everything she dreamed of in the cold nights at her Catholic boarding school. And at first their life together is glitteringly romantic – drinking in Soho,Continue reading “Review: I Couldn’t Love You More by Esther Freud”

Review: The Stranding by Kate Sawyer

Book release date: 24 June 2021 Book blurb: Ruth lives in the heart of the city. Working, drinking, falling in love: the rhythm of her vivid and complicated life is set against a background hum of darkening news reports from which she deliberately turns away. When a new romance becomes claustrophobic, Ruth chooses to leaveContinue reading “Review: The Stranding by Kate Sawyer”

Review: The House Guest by Charlotte Northedge

Book release date: 13 May 2021 Book blurb: Kate trusts Della, and Della trusts Kate. Their downfall is each other. When Kate moves to London after the disappearance of her sister, she’s in need of a friend. A chance meeting leads Kate to Della, a life coach who runs support groups for young women, dubbedContinue reading “Review: The House Guest by Charlotte Northedge”

Review: False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Book release date: 24 June 2021 Book blurb: They thought they’d got away with it … they were wrong. Leigh and her sister Callie are not bad people – but one night, more than two decades ago, they did something terrible. And the result was a childhood tarnished by secrets, broken by betrayal, devastated by violence.Continue reading “Review: False Witness by Karin Slaughter”

Review: Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz

Book release date: 13 May 2021 (ebook); 15 July 2021 (hardcover) Book blurb: This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, sheContinue reading “Review: Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz”

Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Book release date: 5 July 2018 (audiobook) Book blurb: The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our bodyContinue reading “Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig”

Review: Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

Publication date: 2 February 2021 Book blurb: November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant. November 1944. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on – to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century. Because maybeContinue reading “Review: Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford”

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