Transcription by Kate Atkinson [review]

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Title: Transcription Author: Kate Atkinson Publisher: Transworld [Synopsis] Transcription is a bravura novel of extraordinary power and substance. Juliet Armstrong is recruited as a young woman by an obscure wartime department of the Secret Service. In the aftermath of war she joins the BBC, where her life begins to unravel, and she finally has to come… Continue reading Transcription by Kate Atkinson [review]

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The Cliff House [review]

Title: The Cliff House Author: Amanda Jennings Publisher: HQ [Synopsis] Cornwall, summer of 1986. The Davenports, with their fast cars and glamorous clothes, living the dream in a breathtaking house overlooking the sea. If only… thinks sixteen-year-old Tamsyn, her binoculars trained on the perfect family in their perfect home. If only her life was as… Continue reading The Cliff House [review]

Love Will Tear Us Apart [review]

Title: Love Will Tear Us Apart Author: Holly Seddon Publisher: Atlantic Books [Synopsis] Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage… Continue reading Love Will Tear Us Apart [review]

Blog Tour: Veronica’s Bird [review + guest post]

Today I am really excited to be on the blog tour for Veronica Bird and Richard Newman's new novel, Veronica's Bird, with my thoughts and a guest post from Veronica about what life was like growing up as one of NINE children! Title: Veronica's Bird Authors: Veronica Bird, Richard Newman Publisher: Clink Street Publishing [Synopsis] Veronica Bird… Continue reading Blog Tour: Veronica’s Bird [review + guest post]

The Case of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered [audiobook review]

Title: The Case of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered  Author: Gitta Sereny Format: Audiobook [Synopsis] In December 1968 two girls who lived next door to each other - Mary, aged eleven, and Norma, thirteen - stood before a criminal court in Newcastle, accused of strangling two little boys; Martin Brown, four… Continue reading The Case of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered [audiobook review]

The Shadow Man [review]

Title: The Shadow Man Author: Margaret Kirk Publisher: Orion [Synopsis] Two brutal killings rock Inverness, and bring ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler the biggest challenge of his career... The body of the queen of daytime TV, Morven Murray is discovered by her sister, Anna, on the morning of her wedding day. But does Anna know… Continue reading The Shadow Man [review]

The Spark Girl [review]

Title: The Spark Girl Author: Fiona Ford Publisher: Orion [Synopsis] Spring 1940. Kitty Williams has suffered more than her fair share of tragedy but rather than wallowing, she's more determined than ever to do her part in the battle against Hitler. Stepping up her own war effort, Kitty leaves her home town of Coventry and… Continue reading The Spark Girl [review]

Penhaligon’s Attic [review]

Title: Penhaligon's Attic  Author: Terri Nixon Publisher: Piatkus [Synopsis] 1910. Anna Garvey arrives in Caernoweth, Cornwall with her daughter and a secret. Having come from Ireland to take up an inheritance of the local pub, she and her eighteen year-old daughter Mairead are initially viewed with suspicion by the close-knit community. Anna soon becomes acquainted with Freya… Continue reading Penhaligon’s Attic [review]

The Summer of Impossible Things [review]

[Synopsis] If you could change the past, would you? Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna’s mother. Something she’s only prepared to reveal after her death. Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother’s birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers,… Continue reading The Summer of Impossible Things [review]

Everyone Brave is Forgiven [review]

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

[Synopsis] From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Bee, a spellbinding novel about three unforgettable individuals thrown together by war, love, and their search for belonging in the ever-changing landscape of WWII London. It’s 1939 and Mary, a young socialite, is determined to shock her blueblood political family by volunteering for… Continue reading Everyone Brave is Forgiven [review]