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

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

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

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

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

Lost You by Haylen Beck

This book was not what I expected, with an unusual plot but it was extremely gripping throughout, right until the shocking end. You're looking for your son. But she found him first.When a little boy goes missing, his mother desperately wants to find him . . . before someone else does.Libby would do anything for … Continue reading Lost You by Haylen Beck

The New Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne

This is a clever, gripping and intriguing thriller that kept me hooked throughout with characters that are hard to crack and a plot that keeps on getting more interesting... Your Secrets. Her Lies.Cassie stares at the woman on her doorstep in disbelief. Just months after losing her only son, Josh, here stands a stranger claiming to be … Continue reading The New Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

This fun, light hearted book has lovely characters and a deeper meaning underneath the humour. Leena is too young to feel stuck.Eileen is too old to start over.Maybe it's time for The Switch...Ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue … Continue reading The Switch by Beth O’Leary

The Babysitter by Phoebe Morgan

What a book...! Full of twists and turns, just when you think you have it all figured out, another curveball is thrown in! On the hottest day of the year, Caroline Harvey is found dead in Suffolk. Her body is left draped over a cot – but the baby she was looking after is missing. … Continue reading The Babysitter by Phoebe Morgan

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet, but seeing as I recently re-read it I've come back to finally express my love for this book! Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy and Leon share a bedTiffy and Leon have never met...Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs … Continue reading The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary