I am really excited to be part of the Blog Tour for AJ Waines' new book, Dark Place To Hide! Read on for more information and my review! Synopsis: She’s trying to tell you – if only you’d listen… About to break the news to his wife, Diane, that he’s infertile, criminology expert, Harper Penn,… Continue reading Dark Place To Hide: Book Tour and Review!
The Girl on The Train has been on my ‘To-Read’ list for quite some time. I’ve seen various reviews, most very positive, and after a while I started to wonder if this was going to be one of those over-hyped books that isn’t worth of its excessive publicity. Would I read it expecting too much?… Continue reading The Girl On The Train is ‘Officially Worth The Hype’!
Interesting thoughts on Go Set A Watchman from The Readers Room!
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen some of the controversy surrounding Go Set a Watchman. The “sequel,” released last week, was actually written prior to To Kill A Mockingbird and focuses on Scout as an adult. Harper Lee’s editor liked the childhood flashbacks in Go Set a Watchman and encouraged Lee to rewrite the book focusing on Scout as a child and, thus, To Kill A Mockingbird was born.
Rumors and speculation abound around the “newer” novel. The timing of the book’s release along with information about Lee’s ability to provide informed consent — a drastic shift in position after years of stating she never wanted to publish again — is shady to say the least. You can read more about that here. Lack of informed consent in publishing is not new. Kafka requested that his works be destroyed after his death and he was clear…
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Wish You Were Here is Catherine Alliott's newest book, which follows her many previously-released and well-loved novels. Having never read any of her previous work, I wasn't sure what to expect- but I'm certainly converted now! Synopsis: When Flora, James and their two teenage daughters are offered the holiday of a lifetime in a chateau… Continue reading Wish You Were Here: a perfect summer read!
Synopsis: Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers… Continue reading Forensics by Val McDermid
I'm really pleased to be part of the book tour for The Lives Between Us by Theresa Rizzo, which was published on July 1st. Here's some info about the book, the author and then read on for my review! Synopsis: How far would you go to save the one you love? Reporter Skylar Kendall has… Continue reading The Lives Between Us – book tour & review!
Hello all. Time for another Reading group post (sorry it's been a while to post!) June's book club choice was: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman I've never read any Pullman before, and my friend who picked this one said she didn't go for any of the 'His Dark Materials'… Continue reading Book Club: Philip Pullman’s ‘The Good Man Jesus…’
Synopsis: You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious… Continue reading The Girls by Lisa Jewell
Synopsis: Pitched as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why. June barely has time to mourn the death of her best friend Delia, before Delia's ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls is an absorbing page-turner which falls into the… Continue reading Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls: review