Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: After You by JOJO MOYES

Published: 30/06/2016 Format: Paperback 409 pages Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Published: 10/03/2015 720 pages Format: Paperback When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm,... Continue Reading →

Book review: Letters to the Pianist by S.D. Mayes

Published: 19/09/2017 412 pages Format: Kindle Rating:  A FAMILY TORN APART ... A PAST THEY CAN'T ESCAPE  In war torn London, 1941, fourteen-year-old Ruth Goldberg and her two younger siblings, Gabi and Hannah, survive the terrifying bombing of their family home. They believe their parents are dead, their bodies buried underneath the burnt remains –... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Retreat by MARK EDWARDS

Published: 10/05/2018 335 pages Format: Kindle Rating:  A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found—and Julia... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Murder of Magpies by MARK EDWARDS

Published: 27/02/2018 by Amazon Publishing 93 pages Format: Kindle Rating: The terrifying sequel to the #1 bestseller The Magpies. Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, ‘Dark Angel’ Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Visitor by K. L. Slater

Published: 02/03/2018 by Bookouture 252 pages Format: Kindle Rating: Everyone has a secret in their past. Everyone pretends to be something they’re not. But someone is always watching… and that someone is closer than you think. Holly returns to her home town after some time away – she has been through something terrible and now... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Last Laugh by TRACY BLOOM

Published: 23/02/18 294 pages Format: Kindle Rating: ‘I’ve googled it, how to die,’ Jenny says to Maureen. ‘It was full of climbing this mountain, swimming that sea, becoming a marathon runner and raising millions for charity.’ ‘Sounds like bloody hard work. You can make it more fun than that surely?’ Jenny discovers her days are... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Me Before You by JOJO MOYES

Published: 02/01/2012 385 pages Format: Paperback Rating:   Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived... Continue Reading →

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