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July 2016

Book Review: To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Book reviews By July 31, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

Having loved Eowyn Ivey’s first novel, The Snow Child, I was interested to see what she did next – and while her setting is once again that of Alaska, she’s written a very different novel to her debut but one that is every bit as rewarding to read. Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he…

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Book Review: Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary

Book reviews By July 28, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

The third outing for Sarah Hilary’s D. I. Marnie Rome is a gripping read: if it hadn’t been for the pesky day job and equally pesky family demanding meals, I could quite easily have finished this in one glorious binge-reading session. It’s a terrific story set in present-day London which, as with the author’s other books, not only deals with…

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Book Review: The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

Book reviews By July 14, 2016 Tags: , , 1 Comment

It’s a rare book that can immerse me in another world and time when I’m teaching homestay students but Anna Mazzola’s debut novel, The Unseeing, managed to do just that. And it kept me up far too late while doing so! Out today from Tinder Press, The Unseeing takes a real historical crime as its inspiration for this story of a…

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Book Review: Fell by Jenn Ashworth

Book reviews By July 13, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

If you liked the atmospheric writing of The Loney, you’ll enjoy this haunting novel set just up the coast around Morecambe Bay with its seeping, shifting sands, creeping decay and sinister Sycamores full of starlings. These last two are helping nature to reclaim the abandoned family home Annette Clifford inherits. She’s an unwilling beneficiary, reluctantly returning to deal with the…

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