Mel Sherratt is Watching Over You. Or is it Ella? Shiver.

So the latest release from Mel Sherratt is “Watching over You” a frightening cautionary tale of life, featuring one of the scariest female characters I’ve met recently in fiction. I loved this one quite a lot (review to follow) it was in my top 5 reads of 2013 and I… Continue reading

Cover Reveal – The Guestbook by Holly Martin.

A beautiful cover and going immediately onto my reading list.   Welcome to Willow Cottage – throw open the shutters, let in the sea breeze and make yourself completely at home. Oh, and please do leave a comment in the Guestbook!   As landlady of Willow Cottage, the young widow… Continue reading

Echo Boy by Matt Haig. A Book is a Map…

Coming March 27th from Random House Children’s Publishers UK I made a wish upon a star and it was granted via netgalley…. Audrey’s father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and… Continue reading

Cherringham: Mystery at the Manor. A murder for every month of the year.

Digital Series. Episode 2: The elderly owner of Mogdon Manor, Victor Hamblyn, dies in a mysterious fire. But was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah are skeptical – The victim’s three middle-aged children, who all live in the village of Cherringham, are possible heirs. And possible murderers – Did… Continue reading

The Investigation by Jung-Myung Lee – A truly wonderful book.

Thank you kindly to the publisher for the Advance Reading Copy. Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls the war rages; inside a man is found brutally murdered. Watanabe, a young guard with a passion for reading, is tasked with finding the killer. The victim, Sugiyama – also a guard… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.

In Stalin’s Soviet Union, crime does not exist. But still millions live in fear. The mere suspicion of disloyalty to the State, the wrong word at the wrong time, can send an innocent person to his execution. Officer Leo Demidov, an idealistic war hero, believes he’s building a perfect society…. Continue reading