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

Liz Currently Loves….The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark

Publication Date: Available now from Two Roads Books. Source: BookBridgr Elizabeth Pringle has lived on the beautiful island of Arran for over 90 years; the retired teacher and spinster is a familiar and yet solitary figure tending her garden and riding her bicycle around the island. When she dies she… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves…The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan

Publication Date: 23rd October 2014 from Randomhouse UK/Cornerstone. Source: Netgalley Revelation “Reve” Dyer grew up with her grandmother’s family stories, stretching back centuries to Reve’s ancestors, who founded the town of Hawley Five Corners, Massachusetts. Their history is steeped in secrets, for few outsiders know that an ancient magic runs… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….Cut Out by Fergus McNeill

Publication Date: Available Now from Hodder and Staughton Source: BookBridgr Nigel never meant for it to happen. At first, he just wanted to be Matt’s friend. But when he discovers he can hear what is going on in the flat below him, his fascination with his new neighbor drifts into… Continue reading

Dark Tides by Chris Ewan….Hop-tu-naa is coming…

Publication Date: 16th October 2014 from Faber and Faber. Source: Publisher Review Copy When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, the Manx Halloween. At fourteen, Claire is still struggling to come to terms with her disappearance when she’s befriended by a group of five… Continue reading