Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

This was a beautifully written historical novel, with layered characters and a fantastic heroine at the centre. "Rebellion?"The word is a spark. They can start a fire with it, or smother it in their fingertips.She chooses to start a fire.You are born high, but marry a traitor's son. You bear him twelve children, carry his … Continue reading Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan

I've read all of Morgan's books and yet somehow, this latest one took me by surprise. I thought I knew what to expect, but this fast-paced thriller was edgy, dark and genuinely spooked me at moments. In a luxury lodge on Botswana’s sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration…THE BIRTHDAY GIRLHas it all, … Continue reading The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan

BLOG TOUR: Trust Me by T. M. Logan

I LOVED this. It was such an interesting plot, with a gripping beginning. The reader is left questioning, why would a mother abandon her child to a stranger? What happens is a plot full of intrigue and fast-paced drama. Ellen was just trying to help a stranger. That was how it started: giving a few … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Trust Me by T. M. Logan

BLOG TOUR: Mother by Laura Jarratt

I literally read this within a weekend, as I couldn't put this book down if I tried. It's gripping, haunting, and focuses on some fascinating themes of motherhood, instinct and forgiveness. Two Girls. One Chance.When Lizzie's car crashes with her two daughters inside, she faces a terrible choice. And when she recovers from her injuries, … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Mother by Laura Jarratt

BLOG TOUR: The Captive by Deborah O’Connor

Wow. This intriguing, unusual and fast-paced thriller kept me hooked throughout, with characters that were easy to connect to and a plot easy to get invested in. Hannah knows the cage intimately. Small, the size of a shopping centre parking space. A bed, a basin, a table and chair. A hatch and metal drawer through … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Captive by Deborah O’Connor

BLOG TOUR: Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

This book, for me, is one of the stand out books of 2020. Not just in the thriller genre, it's one of my favourite books of the year. This isn't a book you read, this is a book you live and breathe. In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

House of Correction by Nicci French

She’s a murderer.Everyone knows she killed Stuart Rees – why else would his dead body be found in her shed?So now Tabitha is in prison, awaiting trial.Coming back to the remote coastal village where she grew up was a mistake. She didn’t fit in then, and she doesn’t fit in now.That day is such a … Continue reading House of Correction by Nicci French

Before the Crown by Flora Harding

I've always loved historical fiction books about our monarchy but this particularly piqued my interest as firstly, I loved The Crown on Netflix, and secondly, it's about our current Queen which I found doubly fascinating. Before the crown there was a love story…Windsor Castle, 1943As war rages across the world, Princess Elizabeth comes face to … Continue reading Before the Crown by Flora Harding

BLOG TOUR: Other Women by Jean Levy

From the very start, I had no idea what to expect from this novel. The writing style is unique, it's brusque at times, literal yet emotional, and sometimes even humorous. Sophie thought she and Jonah were happy, bringing up their small daughter together, until one summer's day, she discovers that Jonah is far from the … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Other Women by Jean Levy

BLOG TOUR: The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

I loved the setting for this book - it was atmospheric, full of heat and passion, and beautifully reflected the tense nature of the plot itself. This was intriguing, excellently written and tense throughout. Elodie was beautiful. Elodie was smart. Elodie was troubled. Elodie is dead.Sylvie hasn't been back to her crumbling French family home … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola

What. A. Beautiful. Book. Bolu Babalola finds the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology and rewrites them with incredible new detail and vivacity in this debut collection. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines iconic Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from countries that no … Continue reading Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola

The Other People by C. J. Tudor

This is one of the few thrillers that gave me genuine chills at times... the added slightly supernatural element gave the book an unusual and gripping edge, with characters who were difficult to trust but easy to support. She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .Driving home one night, stuck behind … Continue reading The Other People by C. J. Tudor