Kate Riordan, The Girl in the Photograph and Owlpen Manor.

Publication Date: January 5th 2015 From Penguin. Status: Currently Reading. So this weekend just past, me, my lovely daughter plus a few other bloggers were very kindly invited by Penguin Books and the author (thank you Jessica, Kate and Sarah!) to visit Owlpen Manor – the inspiration for the novel.… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….Revival by Stephen King

Publication Date: Available Now from Hodder and Staughton Source: Purchased Copy In a small New England town, in the early 60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his… Continue reading

Spotlight 2015 – The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Publication Date: January 15th 2015 from Transworld Source: Advance Reading Copy. To everyone else in this carriage I must look normal; I’m doing exactly what they do: commuting to work, making appointments, ticking things off lists. Just goes to show. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and every… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….Near Enemy by Adam Sternbergh

Publication Date: January 13th 2015 from Crown Source: Netgalley It’s a year after Shovel Ready. Persephone is ensconced with her newborn upstate; Simon the Magician is struggling to keep control of Harrow’s evangelical empire; and Spademan has accepted a seemingly routine job: to snuff out a no-good bed-hopper named Lesser.… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves…Friends to Die For by Hilary Bonner

Publication Date: Available Now from Macmillan Source: Netgalley Friends: can you really trust them? A group of friends living in London’s Covent Garden are subjected to the whims of a dangerous prankster. At first, whilst disturbing, the tricks are funny. But as they continue they become more serious and violent,… Continue reading

New Release Spotlight: The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths.

Publication Date: Available now from Quercus Source: Publisher Review Copy. Brighton, 1950. When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar’s.… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.

Publication Date: Available now from Fourth Estate Source: Purchased Copy For thirty years, Area X has remained mysterious, remote, and concealed by the government as an environmental disaster zone even though it is to all appearances pristine wilderness. For thirty years, too, the secret agency known as the Southern Reach… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….The Prophecy of Bees by R S Pateman.

Publication Date: 20th November 2014 from Orion. Source: Publisher Advance Review Copy. When Lindy, a recently widowed American expat, buys a large manor house in the Cotswolds, she thinks it’s the fresh start she and her wayward daughter Izzy need. Stagcote Manor is a large, rambling house with a rich… Continue reading