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

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

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

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

This is a mesmerising, fantastical book about our stories and endings, with just a touch of magic thrown in for good measure. Are you lost or are you exploring?When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with … Continue reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

This was a heartwarming, fun and clever rom-com which everyone would enjoy! What if you almost missed the love of your life?Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine.Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy … Continue reading Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond

Wow, just wow. What a twisty, gripping and clever thriller. This was hard to predict with intriguing characters and an excellent setting. One Summer. One Stranger. One Killer...Two bad things happened that summer:A stranger arrived. And the first girl disappeared.In the wake of the crime that rocked her community, Felicity fled, knowing more than she … Continue reading The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

Have you read this? If not, you definitely need to... All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out.But that was thirty years ago. Now he's living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island … Continue reading Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

The New Girl by Harriet Walker

This excellent investigation into female rivalry, jealousy and motherhood creates a superb level of tension throughout this gripping thriller. Glamorous Margot Jones is the fashion editor at glossy women's magazine Haute, and pregnant with her first child. Margot's used to her carefully curated life being the object of other women's envy - who wouldn't want her … Continue reading The New Girl by Harriet Walker