Ones to Watch. The Seven Or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna. Juliet Grames.

Over a hundred years ago, in a mountainside village in Calabria, Italy, from a union between two young people with little to their names, a baby was born. Beautiful and adored by her mother, baby Mariastella Fortuna -known as Stella – seemed promised a happy destiny.  But if Stella Fortuna… Continue reading

Top Recommendation: No One Home Tim Weaver.

Before we start, a note for future reviewers who have a current Netgalley copy or physical proof of No One Home. Tim has been in touch to say that, he’s just completed the final read-through of the book and has decided to make a last minute change to the running… 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: The Woman in the Woods John Connolly

    Publication Date: 5th April 2018 from Hodder and Staughton Source: Review Copy In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the dead young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker… Continue reading

Latest Reads: Only Human Sylvain Neuval

Publication Date: 1st May 2018 from Del Ray Source: Review Copy In her childhood, Rose Franklin accidentally discovered a giant metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. As an adult, Dr. Rose Franklin led the team that uncovered the rest of the body parts which together form… Continue reading

Ones to Watch in 2017 – The Intrusions. Stav Sherez

Publication Date: January 2017 from Faber Source: Review Copy Would you even know? Detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession when a distressed young woman bursts into the station with a story about her friend being abducted and a man who is… Continue reading

Ones to Watch in 2017: Sirens – Joseph Knox

  Publication Date: January 2017 from Transworld. Source: Proof copy The runaway daughter of a dirty politician. The unsolved disappearance of a young mother. The crime lord who knows the city’s secrets. The disgraced detective on the edge of it all. Many questions. Not many answers. Not yet. Ok so… Continue reading

The Last Days of Jack Sparks. You can run but you can’t hide.. (2016 Spotlight)

Publication Date : 28th July from Orbit (available now on Kindle) Source: Review copy. And netgalley. Jack REALLY wanted me to read this book. From beyond the grave he insisted. Jack Sparks died while writing this book. This is the account of his final days. In 2014, Jack Sparks –… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: The City of Mirrors Justin Cronin. Its Time….

Publication Date 16th June 2016 from Orion Source: Netgalley. Also I have the hardback on order ready to complete the collection. One of my most anticipated novels ever. “The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?” The Twelve have been destroyed and the hundred-year reign… Continue reading

2016 Spotlight: The Constant Soldier by William Ryan. Books for my soul.

Publication Date: 25th August 2016 from Mantle. Source: Review Copy The pain woke him up. He was grateful for it. The train had stopped and somewhere, up above them, the drone of aircraft engines filled the night sky. He could almost remember her smile . . . It must be… Continue reading