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Book Review: A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington

Book reviews By September 4, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

Nydia Hetherington’s A Girl Made of Air twirled across my Twitter timeline with its stunning cover earlier this summer and, as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to read it. This is the story of The Greatest Funambulist Who Ever Lived… Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the…

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Book Review: Dear Child by Romy Hausmann, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

Book reviews, German books By August 31, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Romy Hausmann’s Dear Child begins where other thrillers often end and takes the breaking news event we might hear about—a young woman escaping from captivity with children in tow—as her starting point, before showing us what life was like for them and how they fare once free. A windowless shack in the woods. Lena’s life and that of her two…

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Book Review: Playing Nice by JP Delaney

Book reviews By August 9, 2020 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

When Pete and Maddie discover that the child they brought home from hospital two years ago is not the same one as Maddie gave birth to, an already fraught situation rapidly blows up into something altogether more dangerous and frightening in JP Delaney’s latest novel Playing Nice. Pete Riley answers the door one morning to a parent’s worst nightmare. On…

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#Giveaway & Book Review: The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney

Book reviews, Giveaway By January 23, 2020 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

JP Delaney’s novel The Perfect Wife is an unnerving, skewed story of grief, our obsession with perfection and that with work, AI and our digital footprints, relationship double standards, and conflicting child-rearing approaches. Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he’s her husband. He’s a titan…

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Book Review: Testament by Kim Sherwood

Book reviews By December 2, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Kim Sherwood’s Testament won the 2016 Bath Novel Award and is one of the four books shortlisted for this year’s Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award which is announced on Thursday. Of everyone in her complicated family, Eva was closest to her grandfather: a charismatic painter – and a keeper of secrets. So when…

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Book Review: The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney

Book reviews By August 8, 2019 Tags: , , No Comments

JP Delaney’s novel The Perfect Wife is an unnerving, skewed story of grief, our obsession with perfection and that with work, AI and our digital footprints, relationship double standards, and conflicting child-rearing approaches. Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he’s her husband. He’s a titan…

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Book Review: Blackberry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton

Book reviews, Giveaway By April 2, 2019 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

I had a hankering to read Sonia Velton’s debut novel Blackberry & Wild Rose for its stunning cover alone before I knew anything more about the story. But what a world I found wrapped up in that oh so very beautiful dust jacket. WHEN ESTHER THOREL, the wife of a Huguenot silk-weaver, rescues Sara Kemp from a brothel she thinks…

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Book Review: Believe Me by JP Delaney

Book reviews By July 26, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

If you’re looking for a book that’ll take you on an absolute trip and mess with your head, then this is it. Believe Me is the latest psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before which I reviewed here. Here’s what Believe Me is about: Claire Wright likes to play other people. A British drama student, in New York…

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Book Review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney #TheGirlBefore #TheBloggerBefore Blog Tour

Blog tour, Book reviews By January 28, 2017 Tags: , , 1 Comment

I’m taking part in #TheBloggerBefore blog tour today to celebrate the publication of psychological thriller The Girl Before which came out on Thursday. #TheBloggerBefore me was Raven whose review you can read on her gorgeous blog everywhereandnowhere. Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price? Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of…

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