Liz Currently Loves…After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman.

Publication Date: April 2014 from Faber and Faber. Thank you to the author and publisher for the beautiful advanced reading copy. When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette ‘Bambi’ Gottschalk at a Valentine’s Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his… Continue reading

Author Interview – Alison Taft. Shallow Be Thy Grave.

I recently read two novels by Alison Taft featuring main protagonist Lily Appleyard and I thought they were terrific, so I asked Alison a few questions and here is what she had to tell me. Tell me a little bit about how the story started for you.  They say your… Continue reading

Cover your eyes…Bird Box is coming…Interview with Josh Malerman.

So thanks to Kate and Bob of Killer Reads fame I was one of the lucky few to read this early – tomorrow will see it being released on the general population and it really is a most amazing read, one of the best Post Apocalyptic books I have read… Continue reading

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn…Well I am now…

So I jumped on board the Tilly Tennant Blog  Tour Bus and got to read a pretty darn good book. And as its my job today to tell you WHY its pretty darn good, thats exactly what I’m going to do…. Review: There’s only one man for Bonnie, and that’s… Continue reading

Zenith Hotel – Short but beautifully sweet…

Narrator Nanou, a street prostitute, gives a detailed account of her day, from the moment she wakes up with a foul taste in her mouth, in her sordid rented room, until the minute she crawls back into her bed at night to sleep. Interwoven with her story are portraits of… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves…We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy. And thank you to the lovely Leilah Skelton of Waterstones fame for being very insistent that I read this one… Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she… Continue reading

Liz Nugent is Unravelling Oliver. Happy Publication Day.

I was lucky enough to read this brilliant debut novel early, and also lucky enough to persuade Liz Nugent to answer some questions for me about the book – here is what she had to tell me.   Tell us a little about how idea for the story started coming… Continue reading

Lucy Lawrie and Tiny Acts of Love.

I recently read Lucy Lawrie’s debut novel “Tiny Acts of Love” and it headed straight into my “will read over and over again” chart, a wonderfully witty and insightful novel about new Parenthood which will capture your heart whether or not you have ever been a first time Mum or… Continue reading