Latest Reads: The Divines Ellie Eaton.

I am Divine.My mother was Divine and her mother before that, which isn’t uncommon.Although that was at a time when being Divine meant something . . . The girls of elite English boarding school, St. John the Divine, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys and chain-smoking… Continue reading

Latest Reads: The Truants Kate Weinberg.

People disappear when they most want to be seen.  Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour. Drawn into a… Continue reading

Latest Reads: The Pretenders Agatha Zaza.

‘I’m perfectly happy lying to myself…If it means getting to stay with you.’ Jasper is ready to surprise his brother; Holly is ready to celebrate their engagement. Anne tags along for fear of missing out, and John might just be going for another drink. But Edmund and Ovidia had other… Continue reading

Latest reads Passenger 23 Sebastian Fitzek.

Five years ago Martin Schwarz, a police psychologist, lost his wife and son. They were holidaying on a cruise ship when they simply vanished. A lackluster investigation was unable to shed any light on what happened—murder-suicide being the coroner’s verdict. It is a verdict that has haunted Martin ever since, blighting… Continue reading

Latest Reads: Winter’s Orbit Everina Maxwell.

The Iskat Empire rules its vassal planets through a system of treaties – so when Prince Taam, key figure in a political alliance, is killed, a replacement must be found. His widower, Jainan, is rushed into an arranged marriage with the disreputable aristocrat Kiem, in a bid to keep rising… Continue reading

Latest Reads: As The Shadow Rises Katy Rose Pool.

Katy Rose Pool ‘s showstopping fantasy debut There Will Come a Darkness began an epic tale of thrilling magic, ancient prophecy and five lives who could stop the approaching Age of Darkness – or unleash it. Now the adventure continues in As the Shadow Rises, as the forces of light and darkness collide… Continue reading

Latest Reads: You Me and the Sea Elizabeth Haynes.

Rachel is at crisis point. A series of disastrous decisions has left her with no job, no home, and no faith in herself. But an unexpected job offer takes her to a remote Scottish island, and it feels like a chance to recover and mend her battered self-esteem. The island’s… Continue reading

Ones to watch in 2021. Missing Pieces Tim Weaver.

Rebekah Murphy knows too much. . . She knows she’s alone on an abandoned island with a killer on her trail.She knows that to get home to her children, she must survive long enough to understand why this is happening.She knows someone tried to kill her for a secret.What she… Continue reading

Pick of the week: Future Perfect Felicia Yap (Ones to watch in 2021)

What if today was your last day… A bomb has exploded during a fashion show, killing a beautiful model on the catwalk. The murderer is still at large… and he may strike again. Yet this is the least of Police Commissioner Christian Verger’s worries. His fiancée Viola has left him…. Continue reading