Category Archives: NetGalley title

“Secrets we keep” by Faith Hogan

Kate Hunt, a successful London lawyer, takes a much needed break from the ‘rat race’. She escapes in late December by visiting her great aunt Iris who owns a guest house in the charming village of Ballytokeep.  Even the name is … Continue reading

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“The Old Jest” by Jennifer Johnston

“Death is an old jest but it comes new to everyone.” ~ Ivan Turgenev A few years ago I read an astounding novel by Jennifer Johnston called “Shadows on our skin“, so I thought I HAD to add a novel … Continue reading

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“The beautiful dead” by Belinda Bauer

When you read a lot of thrillers like I do, reading that a book features a serial killer is almost to be expected.  However, if you think THIS novel is just another serial killer novel, you would be sadly underestimating … Continue reading

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“Out of the blue” by Gretta Mulrooney

“Love is the most selfish of all the passions” ~ Alexandre Dumas Blurb:  When Liv Callaghan inherits her grandmother’s cottage in Ireland, it offers escape from London and her marriage to her alcoholic husband Douglas. She travels back to the … Continue reading

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“This is your life, Harriet Chance” by Jonathan Evison

Life is made up of long stretches of unmemorable periods, interspersed with memories of such clarity that those memories seem to define us.  It is these memories that feature in Jonathan Evison’s novel, “This is your life, Harriet Chance!“. Harriet … Continue reading

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“Breaking light” by Karin Altenberg

After reading the last page of this touching and tragic story, I view the wonderfully perfect cover as particularly poignant.  Two small boys, hand in hand… But let me tell you a bit about the story.  First we meet Gabriel, a … Continue reading

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“The thing is” by Kathleen Gerard

It is a fact that animals can help their owners overcome loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Their very presence instills in some a sense of calm – and they have been know to create a decrease in blood pressure. In The … Continue reading

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