The Rosie Effect… affected me!

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect is the follow up to Graeme Simsion’s hugely successful novel The Rosie Project. Before I continue this review I would firstly advise anyone (who hasn’t already) to read The Rosie Project first before this one. I feel like it's quite necessary to learn about the characters and fully appreciate the story. We… Continue reading The Rosie Effect… affected me!

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The Secret Place review

The Secret Place by Tana French

The Secret Place by Tana French is set in a wealthy teenage girls’ boarding school in Ireland. Fifteen year old Holly (who incidentally is the daughter of detective Frank Mackey, apparently a character in previous books in the same series- I haven’t read the previous novels!) is a boarder at the school and takes a… Continue reading The Secret Place review

‘Daughter’ review: Naomi, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?

Daughter book cover

Daughter by Jane Shemilt is narrated from the perspective of Jenny, whose daughter Naomi doesn’t return home one night. A desperate search for her ensues and, a year on, the family are still none the wiser - but the effects of her disappearance have taken its devastating toll on them all. Daughter highlights the pain… Continue reading ‘Daughter’ review: Naomi, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?

Robert Galbraith’s ‘Cormoran Strike’ novels: fantastic detective stories

The Cuckoo's Calling & The Silkworm front covers

The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm are the first 2 books in the 'Cormoran Strike' series by Robert Galbriath (a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling). They both feature private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin. In The Cuckoo’s Calling private detective Cormoran Strike is instructed by John Bristow to investigate the death of his sister,… Continue reading Robert Galbraith’s ‘Cormoran Strike’ novels: fantastic detective stories