Hello Book Lover, When Viper books put a post on Instagram stating they had a few copies of The Last House on Needless Street I knew I wanted to read it. I had seen on Twitter Bookishchat raving about it and that woman knows good books. I was quick off the mark and lucky enough… Continue reading Review – The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward.
Hello Book Lover,I adore anything about witches, as a child I loved Fairy Tales and I remember visiting Pendle I was captivated by the stories of women who were deemed witches. This has stayed with me throughout my reading life, and I have often gravitated towards books which have featured witches, healing women and elements… Continue reading Review – Cunning Women by Elizabeth Lee
Hello Book Lover, February has gone in the blink of an eye but it has left behind the promise of lighter nights, warmer weather and beautiful blooms. February has been a great month for reading, with some corkers, I have read some new releases and also a few from my backlist. Dead Famous by Greg… Continue reading February Wrap Up
Hello Book Lover, Last year I took part in the blog tour for Death Deserved the first novel by Norwegian writers Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger, translated by Megan Turney. I absolutely loved it, it was everything I look for in a police procedural crime novel, you can read my full Review – Death… Continue reading Review – Smoke Screen by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger. Translated by Megan Turney.
Hello Book Lover, Bernard and Pat featured on my ones to watch in 2021 Post, which you can read here. Those who follow me know I love to champion Northern writers - being a northerner myself, Blair James hails from Gods own city. I was really intrigued by the synopsis of this one, as I… Continue reading Review – Bernard and Pat by Blair James.
Hello Book Lover, All I wanted as a new mum was a hot cup of tea......oh and some sleep....... and time for a shower....and, to be fair the list went on and on. Once that post natal fog began to lift and I was reading again (it took me around 7 months before I attempted… Continue reading Review – The Almost Mothers by Laura Besley.
Hello Book Lover, Where do I start? Firstly, as with all my reviews I won't be revealing any spoilers therefore I have included the synopsis at the end, to give a flavour of the plot. It is very difficult to review a book like this without talking about details of the plot, but I am… Continue reading Review – How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones.
It's that time of year again, I spent Autumn and Winter purusing book catalogues, writing up lists of screen shots I had taken throughout the year, and have been hanging around the social media version of the water cooler listening to what all the cool kids are talking about in the bookish world. From all… Continue reading Ones to Watch in 2021
Hello Book Lover, Little Scratch featured on my Ones to Watch post in 2020. Sadly, publication didn't happen in 2020, but there is well known phrase that states "all good things, come to those who wait" and Little Scratch was no exception, the pull of this book is extraordinary, I couldn't stop reading it while… Continue reading Review Little Scratch by Rebecca Watson.
Hello Book Lover, 2020 what a year it has been, I am not going to dwell or comment on it too much, we all know it's been a shit show. The constant in my life, has been books, the later half of the year I shied away from my blog and social media I just… Continue reading Top Reads of 2020.