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The Stalker by Sarah Alderson

Review by Linda Hepworth Publisher: Avon     8th July 2021 ISBN: 978-0008400040  PB Laura and Liam cancelled their honeymoon to a ‘Greek island ...
The Stalker by Sarah Alderson

The Book of Reykjavik: A City of Short Fiction edited by Vera Jùlíusdóttir & Becca Parkinson

Review by Paul Burke Publisher: Comma Press     August 2021 ISBN: 978-1910974032              PB Part of the Read The City Series Translators: ...
The Book of Reykjavik: A City of Short Fiction edited by Vera Jùlíusdóttir & Becca Parkinson

The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain

Review by Ben Macnair Publisher: Titan Books Ltd  (Hard Case Crime) 2013 ISBN: 978-1781160343     PB Written when James M. Cain was 83 years old, ...
The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain

Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton

Review by Ben Macnair Publisher: Vintage    6th February 2020 ISBN-13:‎ 9781784703387   PB Zawe Ashton has been acting since she was six. She is ...
Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton

How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot

Review by Linda Hepworth Publisher Corvus (Imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd) 17th August 2021 ISBN: 978-1-83895-109-2    HB Georgie, Lissa and Bronwyn ...
How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot

Talk to Me by T C Boyle

Review by Sue Glynn Publisher:  Bloomsbury  May 2021 ISBN 978-1526630001      HB I’ve been reading T C Boyle’s novels for many years now. The first ...
Talk to Me by T C Boyle

The Clockmaker’s Wife by Daisy Wood

Review by Hilary Whorrall Publisher:  Avon  5th August 2021 ISBN: 978-0-00-840230-3   PB The novel’s storyline is based around a fictitious plot to ...
The Clockmaker’s Wife by Daisy Wood

The Last Library by Freya Sampson

Review by Nicola Smith – Short Book and Scribes Publisher: Zaffre  2nd September 2021 ISBN: ‎ 978-1838773694  HB I absolutely adored this warm ...
The Last Library by Freya Sampson

Andrea Victrix by Llorenç Villalonga, translated by P. Louise Johnson

Review by Sue Glynn Publisher: Fum d’Estampa Press  March 2021 ISBN 978-1916293946    PB This is a rather unusual book. First appearing in 1974 in ...
Andrea Victrix by Llorenç Villalonga, translated by P. Louise Johnson

We Are Animals by Tim Ewins

Review by Anna Elliot Publisher: Eye Books   July 2021 ISBN: 978-1785632846  PB Jan is bored with living in Fishton. He dreams of travelling the ...
We Are Animals by Tim Ewins

The Dark by Emma Haughton

Review by Nicola Smith – Short Book and Scribes Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton  19th August 2021 ISBN  ‎ 978-1529356601   HB As soon as The ...
The Dark by Emma Haughton

Tokyo Redux by David Peace

Reviewed by Sara Boorman Publisher:  Faber & Faber     June 2021 ISBN: 978-0571232000    HB I read the first two instalments of this trilogy by ...
Tokyo Redux by David Peace

The Duchess by Wendy Holden

Review by Nicola Smith – Short Book and Scribes Published by Welbeck     19th August 2021 ISBN    978-1787396241                   HB   ...
The Duchess by Wendy Holden

The Late Train to Gipsy Hill by Alan Johnson

Review by Philipa Coughlan Publisher:  Wildfire     2nd September 2021 978-1472286123   HB  A Russian says “.bad guys and ballerinas, our gifts to ...
The Late Train to Gipsy Hill by Alan Johnson

Your Still Beating Heart by Tyler Keevill

Review by Paul Burke Publisher: Myriad Editions 26 August 2021 ISBN: ‎ 978-1838386009   PB Your Still Beating Heart is a page turner and no, ...
Your Still Beating Heart by Tyler Keevill

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Review by Nicola Smith – Short Book and Scribes Publisher: Doubleday 31st August 2021 ISBN   978-0857524447                 HB The “slow ...
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
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