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Almost 600 titles were published on 3 September, and apparently a lot more to come- which is causing problems for even the big bookstores to try & stock all of them. Obviously some of them have their eye on the Christmas market, but in the meantime, I feel it is our duty to read EVEN more and particularly support the less well known, non celebrity authors...!

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August 24, 2017

In my opinion...

You know those nights when you can't stop reading, and wake up with your book on your head?
Last night was one of those nights.
This novel shocks and has the reader hooked from the start by its dark yet humorous opening chapter.

The brooding storm that hangs over the town seems to be a metaphor for the gathering dark mood within the community when Summer goes missing, as a cast of...

February 8, 2017

In my opinion...

Over a miserable wet weekend, I sat in front of the fire and read and read and read. With a strong plot, and fascinating personalities, this dark novel is a thrilling page turner.

I loved the messed up character that is Nora Watts, and the way she told her story. Barely a moment to draw breath, and assess what has happened before she was on the move again, the suspense relentlessly...

December 1, 2016

In my opinion...

As I have never read a book by Joy Fielding before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I discovered in the course of this novel was an unsettling story that had me gripped, right until the final unexpected twist..

            Fielding shows how a successful, feisty woman, Bailey, is horrifically damaged by a terrifying attack, making her a prisoner in her own home....

November 2, 2016

So, day 8 on the Blog Tour, prior to the novel's publication on 3 November, 2016.

I am delighted that Lesley has shared the five things that she can't write without- pop over to my Lifestyle section to see what they are.

And for any aspriring writers out there, do you agree with her, what would yours be? My list keeps changing!

In the meantime, here are my thoughts on this amazing book...

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September 23, 2016

In my opinion...

Touching, sensitive, considered and knowledgeable,the development of this young man’s story from child orphan to adulthood, is gentle and deceptively simple. The language used is poetic and descriptive, the author’s love of words shines through.

It is not a dramatic story, but it is totally credible and hard to put down, as the characters are sensitively developed to inhabit their e...

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A challenging and thought provoking read- generating much discussion with my friends
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