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Book Review: Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

Book reviews By September 23, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Heaven, My Home, the second book in Attica Locke’s Highway 59 series, uses a child’s disappearance to devastating effect in order to explore displacement, reconciliation and just what home means to people. Nine-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; instead he found himself all alone, adrift on the vastness of Caddo Lake. A sudden noise –…

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Book Review: The Mermaid’s Call by Katherine Stansfield

Book reviews By September 19, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

Katherine Stansfield’s Cornish Mysteries series moves to the unforgiving North Cornwall coast where Shilly and Anna are to investigate whether The Mermaid’s Call lured a man to his death. Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna…

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Book Review: The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John

Book reviews, Giveaway By August 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Despite its title, Rebecca John’s The Haunting of Henry Twist isn’t a ghost story in the traditional sense but it does have an ethereal feel to it, and is likely to haunt you long after finishing it. London, 1926: Henry Twist’s heavily pregnant wife leaves home to meet a friend. On the way, she is hit by a bus and killed,…

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Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Book reviews By March 29, 2018 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

In Bluebird, Bluebird, two murders take us to a small town off Highway 59 in East Texas, where we discover what lies behind the racial tensions, which are a part of people’s everyday reality there. When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules – a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working…

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Book Review: The Magpie Tree by Katherine Stansfield

Book reviews By March 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

Shilly and companion return in The Magpie Tree when a boy goes missing in woods where the landscape shifts around, its people are protected by a saint, and there are rumours of witches. Jamaica Inn, 1844: the talk is of witches. A boy has vanished in the woods of Trethevy on the North Cornish coast, and a reward is offered…

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Book Review: Falling Creatures by Katherine Stansfield

Book reviews By April 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Katherine Stansfield’s Falling Creatures is a wonderfully evocative historical novel and a reimagining of a real murder that took place on Bodmin Moor, one now firmly entrenched within local folklore. Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely moorland farm not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. But Charlotte has many secrets, possessing powers that…

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Author Q&A and Book Review: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg #AllGrownUp #BlogTour

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

I’m excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg today as part of the blog tour for her latest novel, All Grown Up. Here’s who and what it’s all about: Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries to navigate family, sexuality, friendships and a career she never wanted, but battles with thoughts and desires that few…

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