In Bloom [review]

Title: In Bloom Author: CJ Skuse Series: Sweetpea Publisher: HarperCollins UK [Synopsis] If only they knew the real truth. It should be my face on those front pages. My headlines. I did those things, not him. I just want to stand on that doorstep and scream it: IT WAS ME. ME. ME. ME. ME! Rhiannon… Continue reading In Bloom [review]

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Trying [review]

Title: Trying Author: Emily Phillips Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton [Synopsis] A hugely funny, searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting. Olivia and Felix are trying for a baby. They even moved to the suburbs in anticipation of their future family. But despite approaching her cycle and their sex life with military precision, there's… Continue reading Trying [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]

The Power [review]

Title: The Power Author: Naomi Alderman Publisher: Penguin 'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped… Continue reading The Power [review]

The Stars Are Fire [review]

Title: The Stars Are Fire Author: Anita Shreve Publisher: Little Brown UK [Synopsis] In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect… Continue reading The Stars Are Fire [review]

About Last Night [review]

Title: About Last Night Author: Catherine Alliott Publisher: Michael Joseph (Penguin) [Synopsis] The funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life - but will she have the courage to take it? Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube for the… Continue reading About Last Night [review]

Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem [review]

[Synopsis] My name is Izzy. I drink too much, am clumsier than a newborn foal, and my brain-to-mouth filter often malfunctions. My daredevil husband killed himself in a parachuting accident five years ago and my best friend Jack has decided it’s time I jump back in the dating pool. He’s perfectly happy to throw me… Continue reading Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem [review]

Black Water Lilies [review]

Black Water Lillies by Michel Bussi

[Synopsis] Giverny. During the day, the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his waterlilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme Morval,… Continue reading Black Water Lilies [review]

Jane Steele [review]

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

[Synopsis] Reader, I murdered him. A Gothic retelling of Jane Eyre. Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked - but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves… Continue reading Jane Steele [review]

[Book Club] A Book For Her

A Book For Her - Bridget Christie

[Synopsis] Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women’s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever. A Book For Her details Christie’s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that… Continue reading [Book Club] A Book For Her