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Effing Birds by Aaron Reynolds

Nature writing seems to be the in thing to be reading at the moment. Wander into your local bookshop and you will find lots of recently published ...
Effing Birds by Aaron Reynolds

Violet by SJI Holliday

I really enjoyed SJI Holliday’s last book, The Lingering, and so I was excited to read Violet, which is a really dark psychological thriller. ...
Violet by SJI Holliday

Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Cage completes an original, intensely dark triptych that chronicles post crash Iceland. This is a gritty, textured, bitter-sweet tale of life for a ...
Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Love in the Time of Britpop by Tim Woods

I must admit to being a tiny bit unsure about this book. Would I really enjoy a book set twenty years ago about a university student? Was I really ...
Love in the Time of Britpop by Tim Woods

The Silence Diaries by Jennifer Kavanagh

Susie Taverner is a highly respected financial journalist, and Aubrey De’Ath Grimsby-Grenville (otherwise known as Orbs) reluctantly makes a ...
The Silence Diaries by Jennifer Kavanagh

The Teahouse Detective: Unravelled Knots by Baroness Orczy

The idea behind the Teahouse Detective: Miss Polly Burton of the Evening Observer (the Express Post in this volume), a member of the ...
The Teahouse Detective: Unravelled Knots by Baroness Orczy

The River Capture by Mary Costello

In this dense and visceral novel we are presented with Luke O’Brien who lives alone – with the exception of Lucy the cat – in his old family ...
The River Capture by Mary Costello

Coming Home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

She’s gone and done it again. This is another gorgeous story from the pen of Jo Thomas. Not only is it a gorgeous story but this time she&; ...
Coming Home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

I Will Miss You Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid

This opener for a new series is a real treat for Scandi-noir lovers. I’ll admit it, this book surprised me, I knew it was my kind of thing but I ...
I Will Miss You Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue

The Temple House is a girl’s school, run for the privileged and (mostly) staffed by nuns who live there. Many of the girls are socially linked and ...
The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue

So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

So Lucky is the first time I have experienced Dawn O’Porter’s writing and so I had no idea what to expect. What I got was an absolutely ...
So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Escape Routes by Naomi Ishiguro

First things first – yes, this book is by the daughter of Kazuo Ishiguro. And while the first books to bear his name were novels, she has done ...
Escape Routes by Naomi Ishiguro

Fell Murder by ECR Lorac

In this British Library Crime reprint we are offered Lorac’s 1944 Fell Murder – not set in her more usual Devon but in the Lake District. As it ...
Fell Murder by ECR Lorac

Haverscroft by S.A. Harris

I sometimes find myself shying away from ghost stories, not because I’m scared of them but because I often find them just too implausible, but ...
Haverscroft by S.A. Harris

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Hargrave, a poet, chooses a true historical incident to underpin her first adult novel. On Christmas Eve in 1617 a major storm affected the coast of ...
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Bring Me to Light by Eleanor Segall

Bring Me to Light is essentially a journey we take with the author Eleanor Segall – a daunting, often alarming, journey with her through the ...
Bring Me to Light by Eleanor Segall
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