Latest Reads: The Van Apfel Girls are Gone. Felicity McLean

We lost all three girls that summer. Let them slip away like the words of some half-remembered song and when one came back, she wasn’t the one we were trying to recall to begin with.’ So begins Tikka Molloy’s recounting of the summer of 1992 – the summer the Van… Continue reading

Latest Reads: One More Lie Amy Lloyd.

Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison and, most of all, forget Sean. But old habits die hard. Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon finds herself sliding back toward… Continue reading

One to watch in 2019. Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton.

In a rural English village in the middle of a snowstorm, the unthinkable happens: the school is under siege. From the wounded headmaster barricaded in the library, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the terrified 8-year-old Syrian… Continue reading

Latest Reads: I Know You Know Gilly Macmillan.

Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger. For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the… Continue reading

Latest Reads: Radicalized Cory Doctorow.

If you want a better future tomorrow, you’re going to have to fight for it today. Here are four urgent stories from author and activist Cory Doctorow, four social, technological and economic visions of the world today and its near – all too near – future. ‘Unauthorized Bread’ is a… Continue reading

Latest Reads: To The Lions Holly Watt.

A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her. Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, Casey is always on the search for the next big story,… Continue reading

If Only I Could Tell You Hannah Beckerman. Blog tour review.

Audrey’s family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected. As tensions reach… Continue reading