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Book Reviews

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

This is a chilling novel which really had me spooked! A fast paced thriller which really gets the tension going from page one. I was able to read a copy of this book via Netgalley.    Here’s the blurb: Someone’s getting married. Someone’s getting murdered. […]

One Wish In Manhatten by Mandy Baggot Book Review

As Bookouture Christmas comes into an end, I have a great review to leave you with. This is a lovely, romantic story which is just the Christmas tonic I needed. This a great book if you want a piece of escapism set in the magical […]

Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin Book Review #BookoutureXmas

   Holly says this is the perfect book to curl up by the fire with, and I totally agree! Christmas at Lilac Cottage is a snowy whirlwind of romance and full of Christmas charm. I was able to read this book by taking part in […]

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off by Sue Watson #BookoutureXmas

     First of all let me say Welcome to Bookouture Xmas!  I was thrilled to be able to read an advance copy of Bella’s Christmas  Bake Off from Bookouture via Netgalley as part of the #BookoutureXmas event. Check back each day until 27th October […]

Secrets of The River by Jess McGlynn Book Review

Secrets of The River is the debut novel of blogger Jess McGlynn. Jess very kindly sent me an ebook version of her book in order for me to undertake a review.    Here’s the Blurb: Some secrets simply can’t remain hidden…  When Isabelle moves to […]

Evil Games by Angela Marsons Book Review

A thrilling, tense page turner, this second book in the Kim Stone series doesn’t disappoint…. I received an eBook copy of Evil Games via NetGalley    Here’s the Blurb: The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game… When a rapist is found mutilated in a […]

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton Book Review

A tense psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the end, this is great read… I received a copy of this book from Netgalley Here’s the Blurb: What’s the worst thing your best friend could do to you? Admittedly, it wasn’t murder. A moment’s […]

Blood Relatives by Stevan Alcock Book Review

An easy, comfortable read about a young man and his sexuality at the time of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.  I received an electronic version of this book via Netgalley    Here’s the Blurb:  ‘The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the […]

Secrets of the Tower by Debbie Rix Book Review

I love a historical fiction novel, I am a big fan of Kate Mosse so was really looking forward to this book, set in Pisa and spanning the centuries. I reviewed an ebook copy via Netgalley Here’s the Blurb: Two women, centuries apart, bound together […]

Normal by Graeme Cameron Book Review

A Very readable, original book and a great twist in the serial killer genre I recieved a copy of this book via Netgalley. Here’s the Blurb: He lives on your street, in a nice house with a tidy garden. He shops at your local supermarket. […]