Monthly Archives: February 2019

“Dead Simple” by Peter James – Book Review

Six young men in their late twenties. Friends since their early teens, their natural leader is the charismatic, handsome, and wealthy Michael Harrison.  Michael Harrison is a prankster who has pulled some stunts on them over the years – some … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = ICE

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“Evil Games” by Angela Marsons – Book Review #MarsonsOfTheMonth

For some time now I have noticed that the D.I. Kim Stone series has been highly praised by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, I decided that despite my lengthy TBR, I would read the series in its entirety, one title … Continue reading

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Excited to learn Ann Cleeves has a new series!

One of my favourite crime fiction authors, Ann Cleeves, has begun a new series! Rejoice!  Best known for her Shetland novels and her Vera novels, this time Cleeves’ introduces Detective Matthew Venn in The Two Rivers Series. The blurb: In … Continue reading

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Recommended by Book Bloggers… Part 2

I am constantly adding to my TBR. The reason for this? BOOK BLOGGERS! As the recipient of a lot of book blogger support, I try to repay in kind by visiting other book blogger’s blogs. Over the years I’ve naturally … Continue reading

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“Everything she Forgot” by Lisa Ballantyne – Book Review

“Margaret Holloway, deputy head teacher, mother, wife, did not know what had happened to her when she was a little girl, and she was terrified to find out”. “Everything she forgot” was also published under the title “Redemption Road“. Blurb: … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “My name is Lucy Barton”

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read over three years ago. “My name is Lucy Barton” was a title that I got from NetGalley. … Continue reading

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“Her Dark Retreat” by J.A. Baker – Book Review

For me, this novel was the perfect storm. Setting, characters, and plot converged into a stellar read! BLURB: The coastguard’s residence Chamber Cottage, which sits high up on the North Yorkshire cliffs, overlooking The North Sea, holds many dark secrets. … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 69 – Suitcases

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“A Cold War” by Alan Russell – Book Review

Blurb: Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly. But instead of allowing her the peace she craves, Nina’s getaway from the … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of my Goodreads #TBR

I visit the Goodreads site every day – sometimes more than once a day. It is there that I keep track of my TBR.  How many review commitments I have, deadlines, etc. As many of you know, you can add … Continue reading

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Friday Finds (gems I found around the Internet) #FF

If you are a bookish nerd like I am, you might have dreamed of sleeping in a library at some point in your lives.  Guess what? You can! If you are planning a trip to Wales, you can sleep in … Continue reading

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“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier – Book Review

“This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years…” I’ve been meaning to read this novel for a while and thought … Continue reading

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20 Questions with William Shaw #authorinterview @william1shaw

William Shaw, one of my favourite authors, has graciously consented to an interview! He shares some of his thoughts on the writing process, his characters and setting, AND his new DS Cupidi novel due out in May 2019, “Deadland“. F: You’ve … Continue reading

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“The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor – Book Review

In the former colliery town of Arnhill in Nottinghamshire, a teacher brutally murders her son and then kills herself. “It is the sort of village that glowers at you when you arrive and spits on the ground in disgust as … Continue reading

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