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Review: Humour, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

Book release date: 8 October 2020 Book blurb: When was the last time you really laughed? When we laugh, our brains release a cocktail of hormones that make us feel happier (dopamine), more trusting (oxytocin), less stressed (lowered cortisol), and even slightly euphoric (endorphins). Laughter produces protective hormones, regulates blood pressure, reduces the effects ofContinue reading “Review: Humour, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas”

Review: Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

Book release date: 4 February 2021 Book blurb: December 2023. The human race has fought a deadly virus and lost. The only things left from the world before are burning cities and rotting corpses. But in London, one woman is still alive. Although she may be completely unprepared for her new existence, as someone whoContinue reading “Review: Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift”

Review: This Charming Man by CK McDonnell

Book release date: 17 February 2022 Book blurb: Vampires do not exist. Everyone knows this. So it’s particularly annoying when they start popping up around Manchester . . . Nobody is pleased about it. Not the Founders, the secret organisation for whom vampires were invented as an allegory, nor the Folk, the magical people hiddenContinue reading “Review: This Charming Man by CK McDonnell”

Review: The Great Silence by Doug Johnstone

Book release date: 19 August 2021 Book blurb: Keeping on top of the family funeral directors’ and private-investigation businesses is no easy task for the Skelf women, and when matriarch Dorothy discovers a human foot while walking the dog, a perplexing case presents itself … with potentially deadly results. Daughter Jenny and grand-daughter Hannah haveContinue reading “Review: The Great Silence by Doug Johnstone”

Review: The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone

Book release date: 20 August 2020 Book blurb: Haunted by their past, the Skelf women are hoping for a quieter life. But running both a funeral directors’ and a private investigation business means trouble is never far away, and when a car crashes into the open grave at a funeral that matriarch Dorothy is conducting,Continue reading “Review: The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone”

Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Book release date: 26 March 2019 Book blurb: How well do you really know the person you love most? Their life was just like yours. Nice house, great kids, the perfect life. But they have a very dark secret. You might think you’ve read stories like this before. You’re wrong. My thoughts

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: Once Upon a Crime by Fergus Craig

Book release date: 19 October 2021 Book blurb: Inspired by the smash hit Twitter videos, Once Upon a Crime is a hilarious, ridiculous, gripping comic crime novel to make every reader’s life better. Exeter: a city in decline, East Devon’s capital of crime. Detective Roger LeCarre: a man on a quest to rid the worldContinue reading “Review: Once Upon a Crime by Fergus Craig”

Review: Lights Out In Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey

Book release date: 2 September 2021 Book blurb: Sometimes all it takes to bring a family together is the possible end of the world Meet the Altman family. Fifty-something Dan is struggling to cope with a mid-life career change. MBA-educated wife and mother Jen has dealt with life’s disappointments by becoming a closet alcoholic. Seventeen-year-oldContinue reading “Review: Lights Out In Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey”

Review: Panic As Man Burns Crumpets by Roger Lytollis

Book release date: 1 July 2021 Book blurb: You dreamed of being a journalist and the dream has come true. You love working for your local paper . . . although not everything is as you imagined. You embarrass yourself with a range of celebrities, from John Hurt to Jordan. Your best story is ‘TheContinue reading “Review: Panic As Man Burns Crumpets by Roger Lytollis”