Review: Golden Fool by Robin Hobb

Book release date: 2 October 2002 Book blurb: Fitz has been persuaded back to court, posing as a servant to the decadent Lord Golden (who is the Fool in disguise). In secret, he will train Prince Dutiful in the magic known as the Skill. The peace remains fragile, so the diplomatic wedding between Dutiful andContinue reading “Review: Golden Fool by Robin Hobb”

Review: Metronome by Tom Watson

Book release date: 31 March 2022 Book blurb: For twelve years Aina and Whitney have been in exile on an island for a crime they committed together, tethered to a croft by pills they must take for survival every eight hours. They’ve kept busy – Aina with her garden, her jigsaw, her music; Whitney withContinue reading “Review: Metronome by Tom Watson”

Review: The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Book release date: 20 January 2022 Book blurb: A young white female student becomes involved in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina, falling in love with one of her fellow activists, a Black man, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden from family, friends and especially the reemergingContinue reading “Review: The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain”

Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

Book release date: 20 January 2022 Book blurb: In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Only I know the truth of her disappearance. I’m no Hercule Poirot. I’m her husband’s mistress. Agatha Christie’s world is one of glamorous society parties, country house weekends, and growing literary fame. Nan O’Dea’s world is something very different.Continue reading “Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont”

Review: Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Book release date: 30 September 2021 Book blurb: Cheaper than Scientology, quicker than therapy and much less boring than church – this is the hugely funny and insightful book about happiness by top comedian Jimmy Carr, and anyone feeling stuck in a rut should devour it. In his mid-twenties, Jimmy was bored, boring, unfulfilled andContinue reading “Review: Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr”

Review: Billy Summers by Stephen King

Book release date: 3 August 2021 Book blurb: Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one lastContinue reading “Review: Billy Summers by Stephen King”

Review: Next of Kin by Kia Abdullah

Book release date: 2 September 2021 Book blurb: ON AN ORDINARY WORKING DAY… Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law’s voice is filled with panic. His son’s nursery has called to ask where little Max is. YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE… Leila was supposed to drop Max off that morning. ButContinue reading “Review: Next of Kin by Kia Abdullah”

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”

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