The Suspect by @figbarton [review]

The Suspect

Title: The Suspect Author: Fiona Barton Series: Kate Waters #3 Publisher: Transworld [Synopsis] The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs. When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and… Continue reading The Suspect by @figbarton [review]

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The Dead Ex [review]

Title: The Dead Ex Author: Jane Corry Publisher: Penguin [Synopsis] 'I wish he'd just DIE.' Vicki's husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that… Continue reading The Dead Ex [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]

You Don’t Know Me [review]

Title: You Don’t Know Me Author: Imran Mahmood Publisher: Michael Joseph UK [My Review] You Don’t Know Me is a novel with a really interesting-sounding storyline but one which I unfortunately just didn’t get on with. The way the story told is unique – the defendant seems to have decided to represent himself and is giving his… Continue reading You Don’t Know Me [review]

If We Were Villains [blog tour review]

Today I'm very excited to be a stop on the blog tour for If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. Compared to Donna Tartt's A Secret History, which in itself hugely intrigued me as I really love that novel, this looks set to be a great debut - read on to find out what I… Continue reading If We Were Villains [blog tour review]

Blood Sisters [review]

Title: Blood Sisters Author: Jane Corry Publisher: Penguin [Synopsis] Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can't speak, and she has no memory of the accident… Continue reading Blood Sisters [review]

Little Deaths [review]

Title: Little Deaths Author: Emma Flint Publisher: Picador Books [Synopsis] It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy's body is found in… Continue reading Little Deaths [review]

The Last Days of Summer [review]

The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan

[Synopsis]   She can forgive. They can't forget. After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she's letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became. Teenage Katie distrusts this strange… Continue reading The Last Days of Summer [review]

Exposure [review]

I'm in Thailand at the moment, so apologies if I don't respond to everything for a while- I'll probably have limited access to wifi!  I've scheduled some posts to go out while I'm away though -I'll be doing a post with photos and what I read when I get back!    [Synopsis] London, November, 1860:… Continue reading Exposure [review]