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Book Review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper #ForceofNature

Blog tour, Book reviews By February 8, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

Her debut The Dry, which I reviewed here, was one of my standout books from last year as well as being a Sunday Times Bestseller, so I was very keen to read Jane Harper’s follow-up, Force of Nature, which is out today. Aaron Falk’s first case had taken him back to his childhood home and forced him to revisit a traumatic event from…

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Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Blog tour, Book reviews, Books By November 9, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Celeste Ng’s second novel Little Fires Everywhere is out today in the UK and I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour to celebrate its publication. Here’s what the blurb says about it: Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and…

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Book Review: Death in the Stars by Frances Brody #DeathintheStars #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By October 6, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m happy to say that tenacious amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton is back for her eighth outing. (I wrote about my first encounter with Kate in Whitby here.) This time she’s in for some starry encounters, as she scores an unusual invitation to view the 1927 eclipse and is drawn into investigating some dramatic deaths. Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and…

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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke #BluebirdBluebird #BlogTour

Blog tour, Books By October 4, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

Today I’m thrilled to be able to share an extract from Attica Locke’s latest novel, Bluebird, Bluebird, a powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice and the first in a timely new series about the cost of justice in the American South. This is taken from Chapter One:  The tiny brass bell on the cafe’s door rang…

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The Snow Globe Blog Tour #TheSnowGlobe

Blog tour By September 26, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m happy to be part of the blog tour for one of my favourite historical fiction writers today to celebrate the UK ebook release of Judith Kinghorn’s The Snow Globe. Give The Snow Globe a gentle shake and you’ll find a father falling off his pedestal, a mother forced to reassess her life, both past and future, and a daughter on the cusp of…

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Guest Post: A Sense of Place by Alex Christofi #LetUsBeTrue

Authors, Blog tour, Books By August 9, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

I’m very happy to welcome Alex Christofi today as part of the blog tour for his latest novel, Let Us Be True. Set in post-war Paris, it follows the stories of Ralf and Elsa, who meet there but come from elsewhere, and is a fascinating take on love and loss, home, belonging, and identity, especially that which we choose to conceal and how we present to…

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Writing Elba: Guest post by Emylia Hall #TheThousandLightsHotel

Authors, Blog tour, Books By July 14, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Author Emylia Hall is my guest today as part of The Thousand Lights Hotel blog tour. As we’re both huge fans of Tim Winton, it’s little surprise that place is as important to her in books as it is to me. Which is why I’m thrilled to host Emylia’s post on writing place and the island of Elba, the setting for her latest novel,…

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Book Review: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell #Exquisite #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By June 11, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

I know from personal experience how intense a week’s writing retreat can be; they forge lasting friendships and can be as life-changing for the individual as they are for their writing. But I’m incredibly relieved they’ve never proved to be as devastating as the one which sparks off the central female relationship in Sarah Stovell’s Exquisite. Bo Luxton has it all…

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Book Review: The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace #FindingMarthaLost #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By May 18, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

It’s the summer of 1976 and there’s a heatwave in England. Strange things happen in heatwaves and inside Liverpool’s oldest and largest railway station, Lime Street, Martha’s life starts to spin out of control. Will her cake-wielding best friend, a Roman centurion and a phantom fisher in a bowler hat be able to help her before everything’s as lost as Martha? Liverpool, 1976: Martha…

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Book Review: We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings #BeginAsStrangers #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 25, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Harriet Cummings’ debut novel We All Begin As Strangers is inspired by real events that took place in her home town the year she was born. In providing her own take on the mysterious intruder ‘The Fox’, she weaves a contemporary tale of the loneliness, suspicion, gossip and misunderstandings rife even in the smallest community. It’s 1984, and summer is scorching the…

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