Browsing Tag

Harvill Secker

Book Review: Keep Him Close by Emily Koch

Book reviews By March 28, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

Emily Koch’s second novel Keep Him Close focuses on mother-son relationships and the dynamic between two women as they try to unravel what happened on a night out which goes very badly wrong. Alice’s son is dead. Indigo’s son is accused of murder. Indigo is determined to prove her beloved Kane is innocent. Searching for evidence, she is helped by…

Share:

Book Review: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

Book reviews By November 15, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

The Winters is a modern reworking of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and while it draws heavily on its source material, Lisa Gabriele also manages to pull off a stylish new twist in her take on the haunting psychological suspense. After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter – a wealthy…

Share:

Book Review: Star of the North by D.B. John

Book reviews By August 2, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

Since Mum found out this was on my TBR pile, she’s asked me whether I’ve read it every time I’ve seen her. Why? Because the author’s parents live in our village and he is, therefore, “practically a local.” I’m grateful she did though because Star of the North is a superb and incredibly timely thriller, coming out as it did a…

Share:

Book Review: If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

Book reviews By July 2, 2018 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

The title of Emily Koch’s debut novel, If I Die Before I Wake, snagged my interest and its tagline ‘How do you solve your own murder?’, only intrigued me further, so I read the blurb (below). Not only did I want to hear Alex’s story but I also needed to see how Emily Koch was going to make the telling…

Share:

Book Review: The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Book reviews By March 2, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Denise Mina’s The Long Drop is a stunning standalone novel which uses as its inspiration the case of one of Scotland’s worst serial killers. I was lucky enough to read the first chapter almost a year ago. Happily, I not only managed to resist googling the real-life people and crimes but didn’t have to wait until today’s publication date to satisfy…

Share:
%d bloggers like this: