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Book Review: The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow #damppebblesblogtours

Blog tour, Book reviews By December 4, 2019 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Dominic Brownlow’s evocative yet unsettling debut novel The Naseby Horses opens with a teenager returning home only to discover that his sister has been missing since the very same day he was admitted to hospital. Seventeen-year-old Simon’s sister Charlotte is missing. The lonely Fenland village the family recently moved to from London is odd, silent, and mysterious. Simon is epileptic…

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Book Review: Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre #FallenAngel #blogtour

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 26, 2019 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

After having enjoyed Chris Brookmyre’s historical crime novel The Way of All Flesh (written in collaboration with Marisa Haetzman) last year, I was interested in reading some more contemporary work. His latest book, Fallen Angel, which came out yesterday seemed a good place to start as it’s a stand-alone novel. To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have…

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Book Review: In the Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark

Blog tour, Book reviews By March 2, 2019 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

Inspired by real events but told by fictional characters Clare Clark’s latest novel, In the Full Light of the Sun, puts Weimar Berlin and a van Gogh art scandal in the frame. In the Full Light of the Sun follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930s’ Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a…

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Book Review: The Lost Man by Jane Harper #TheLostMan #BlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By February 6, 2019 Tags: , , No Comments

Jane Harper’s third novel, The Lost Man, opens with a death which seems to make little sense. It’s a mystery that’s all the more disorientating for being set in the harsh and unfamiliar landscape of a Queensland summer. Here’s what it’s about: Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the…

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Book Review: The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon #TheIncendiaries #blogtour

Blog tour, Book reviews By September 6, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

R. O. Kwon’s stunning debut The Incendiaries is a compact and tightly-written campus novel of obsessive love and religious extremism. And I’m excited to tell you about it as part of the blog tour with it being out in the UK today. Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who…

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Book Review: The Lido by Libby Page #LoveTheLido

Blog tour, Book reviews By April 11, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Libby Page’s debut novel The Lido has been on my book radar from the moment I first heard about it on Twitter. My own local lido reopened in 2015 (after lottery funding enabled its restoration) and a novel set around one under threat sounded interesting. That it also had at its heart an age-gap relationship between two women made it all the…

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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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