Category Archives: NetGalley

“She was the quiet one” by Michele Campbell

Rose and Bel Enright are fraternal twin sisters. They are the offspring of a privileged New England college student and a Mexican scholarship student.  Now they are fifteen years old and orphaned.  Sent to live with their wealthy grandmother in … Continue reading

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“The last wave” by Gillian Best

A novel that shows how ordinary people can be extraordinary. This novel is about the Roberts family who live in Dover, England. In particular, it is about Martha Roberts – wife, mother, and long distance swimmer. We first meet Martha … Continue reading

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“Mr. Flood’s last resort” by Jess Kidd

“A spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets.” Elderly Cathal Flood lives in a gothic Victorian mansion in West London called Bridlemere. It is a large dwelling with four stories with … Continue reading

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“The sewing machine” by Natalie Fergie

“The sewing machine has provided work in manufacture, eased work in the home and facilitated work when there was none to be had.” A well researched historical novel that alternates between several timelines. 1911 Clydebank, Scotland where we meet an … Continue reading

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“The Lido” by Libby Page

First we meet Kate Matthews.  In her early twenties she has moved from her home in the suburbs of Bristol to take her chances in the big city of London.  She has settled in the London community of Brixton where … Continue reading

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“The death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware

With echoes of the favourite books of my past, “The death of Mrs. Westaway” was very appealing.  A young woman in a dire financial situation coupled with a mysterious family, an old manor house in Cornwall and an unexpected inheritance.  … Continue reading

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“The lie” by C.L. Taylor

“Your past doesn’t have to define your future.” “I was escaping from a job I hated, Al was escaping from a failed relationship, Daisy was tagging along for the adventure, and Leanne… well, she was looking for somewhere to call … Continue reading

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“Us against you” by Fredrik Backman

“The game is simple: everyone gets a stick, there are two nets, two teams. Us against you.” Last year I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal, so I was super excited to learn that there was going to be a sequel.  … Continue reading

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“Motherland” by G.D. Abson (official @TheMirrorBooks #blogtour)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD “Motherland” is a fast-paced, police procedural crime novel set in the beautiful, yet corrupt, St. Petersburg, Russia.  The protagonist is Natalya Ivanova, a Russian police detective with the Criminal Investigations Directorate. (Russian … Continue reading

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“The stolen girls” by Patricia Gibney

Almost exactly a year ago, I read the first novel in Patricia Gibney’s Lottie Parker police procedural series.  It was fantastic! I’ve been meaning to read the second in the series for some time now – I’m SO glad to … Continue reading

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“Dear Mrs. Bird” by A.J. Pearce

Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you’d expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.  It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet … Continue reading

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“Broken Grace” by E.C. Diskin @ecdiskin #thriller #bookreview

When we first meet Grace she is in a panic. She is driving away from something or someone horrible. She is driving too fast and hits a deer – then travels off the road and hits a tree.  A week … Continue reading

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“Persons unknown” by Susie Steiner

In the summer of 2016 I read a fantastic novel called “Missing, presumed“. WOW! What a series debut!  The characterization was nothing short of stellar. Here is a brief quote from my review of “Missing, presumed“: “And the police… I … Continue reading

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“Our kind of cruelty” by Araminta Hall

“We make a funny pair,” she said to me once, “you with no parents, me with no siblings. There’s so little of us to go around. We have to keep a tight hold of each other to stop the other … Continue reading

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“The woman before me” by Ruth Dugdall

Rose Wilks has been in prison for four long years. Incarcerated for something she didn’t do.  Another tragic part of a life filled with tragedy and betrayal. Rose is serving a sentence for manslaughter. She is charged with setting a … Continue reading

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