Tag Archives: stand-alone novels

“The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths

In the beginning we meet Clare Cassidy, an attractive, divorced, school teacher and single mum living in West Sussex with her teenage daughter and much-loved dog. She teaches creative writing in the English Department of Talgarth High, the same school … Continue reading

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“Bright Stars” by Sophie Duffy

Cameron Spark‘s life has not turned out as he had once hoped. He is the youngest of four brothers, whose dear Mum died when he was just an adolescent. Once he was the bright one, the studious, nerdy, asthmatic, clumsy … Continue reading

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“Lies that Poison” by Amanda Fleet

Set on the outskirts of a quaint Yorkshire hamlet, this novel reads like a ‘cozy mystery’ at the beginning… but don’t be fooled. Tom Bowman is a professional baker who has just moved to the area. He has purchased the … Continue reading

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“Our House” by Louise Candlish

Louise Candlish has taken domestic noir to new and disturbing heights! We have all, at one time or another, misplaced our wallets, or had them stolen. We can all relate to the period of panic that that type of experience … Continue reading

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“Go to my Grave” by Catriona McPherson

Present Day: The story begins with the protagonist, Donna Weaver. She is hosting a family reunion weekend for eight people. Donna and her mother own and run “The Breakers” a refurbished guest house near the sea in Galloway.  Her mother is … Continue reading

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“Foe” by Iain Reid

We don’t get visitors. Not out here. We never have.  Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One … Continue reading

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“The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti

It is spring in a small Pennsylvania mill town.  Ten years ago the mill closed its doors for the final time. Since then, the town has suffered a dramatic economic decline. Nate Winters, the high school baseball coach is eager … Continue reading

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“The Silent Companions” by Laura Purcell

I just had to end the month of October with a ghost story. And WOW, what a ghost story! Creepy, gothic, and utterly unique, this novel will remain in my memory for years to come. With two historical timelines, set … Continue reading

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“The House on Foster Hill” by Jamie Jo Wright

Blurb: Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house … Continue reading

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“That Last Weekend” by Laura DiSilverio

“It had started with such promise and ended in tragedy, suspicion, and a police investigation. Horrible.” Five young women, former college roommates, are the stars in this novel. The best of friends, they visit a country inn annually.  Until… the … Continue reading

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“The Visitors” by Catherine Burns

“…she wrapped her arms around Mother’s angular hips for comfort. Physical affection wasn’t encouraged, however, in the Zetland family, and she soon felt herself peeled off with extreme delicacy.” In this compelling debut thriller we first meet Marion Zetland.  Born … Continue reading

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“In her Shadow” by Mark Edwards #blogtour #bookreview

This is the story of two sisters, Isabel (Izzy) and Jessica.  One dead, and one very much alive. Jessica is still mourning the loss of Isabel who died when she fell from a balcony in her home five years ago.  … Continue reading

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“Follow you home” by Mark Edwards

Some real monsters are worse than any you can imagine… A thirty-something London couple, Daniel Sullivan and Laura Mackenzie, have decided to go on one last big trip before settling down and having a family.  They have an adventurous time … Continue reading

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“Where the memories lie” by Sibel Hodge

“And when the memories lie, sometimes it’s best to let the truth stay hidden.” Twenty-five years ago, Olivia Tate’s best friend Katie left their Dorset village, never to be heard from again. Olivia Tate, her husband Ethan, and her twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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“The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton

Ever since reading “The Forgotten Garden“, I have been a huge fan of Kate Morton’s novels.  Since they have been published in 34 languages and have been international bestsellers, it would seem I am not alone. “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” has … Continue reading

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