Book Review: The Pope of Palm Beach -Tim Dorsey ***

For Father’s Day I’ve chosen a book from a series that might appeal more to Dads out there. The Pope of Palm Beach is the latest in Dorsey’s Serge Storms series. Set in Florida, Serge and his sidekick Coleman are travelling through the state on a Literary tour. Irreverent and funny Serge is a character…

Book Review: The Date – Louise Jensen ****

Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to sign up to a dating app. On Saturday night she had her first date. Its now Sunday morning. Waking up alone in the house that she shares with a friend Ali knows that something is terribly wrong. She is hurt, she can’t…

Book Review: Deadly Secrets – Robert Bryndza *****

I’ve been a fan of Robert Bryndza since I first reviewed his debut Erica Foster novel The Girl in the Ice. And you know when an author has made the big time when his publishers stop sending out review copies to the bloggers that helped him break through a very crowded market! It is now…

Book Review: The Retreat – Mark Edwards ****

I’ve always thought of a writer’s retreat as a serene oasis in the middle of nowhere where authors sit quietly tapping away on laptop keyboards, sipping whiskey on the rocks and thoughtfully rubbing their chins occasionally. Mark Edwards has created a decidedly unrelaxing destination in his small town in Wales, the setting for this particular…

Book Review: Paper Ghosts – Julia Heaberlin ****

Back in 2015 Heaberlin had one of the hits of the year with the darkly sinister Black Eyed Susans. If you enjoyed her deeply immersive story you won’t be disappointed by Paper Ghosts. In fact my only real gripe with this book is with the cover. The UK publishers have chosen to go with another…

Book Review: Meet Me at the Museum – Anne Youngson ***

This debut novel by Anne Youngson is not my normal kind of book. Tina is grieving for her friend Bella when she decides to write to the Professor who dedicated his book on the Tollund man to her and her childhood friends. Professor Glob had passed away some years before but Tina’s letter receives a…

Book Review: Bring Me Back – B A Paris ****

It is funny how the publishing world seems to work in cycles. For ages every book seemed to be about vampires then it moved on to dystopian future fantasies. Now most of the books worth reading are in the psychological thriller genre and B A Paris has really made this category her own. This is…

Book Review: The Mistake – K L Slater ***

Kim Slater has really carved a niche for herself in the crowded psychological thriller genre. If you enjoyed her previous novels then The Mistake will surely be on your reading list. In a little mining village Rose and her family live a quiet life. Her art course at college fills her days and little brother…

Book Review: Now You See Her – Heidi Perks ****

Sometimes you pick up a book that you instantly want to start talking about. Now You See Her is that book. I can see this being a controversial book club pick all over the country this year. Every Mum or Dad that picks up their child’s friends and takes them to football/ballet/gymnastics etc. will be…

Book Review:The Darkness (Hidden Iceland) -Ragnar J├│nasson ****

Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsd├│ttir of the Reykjavik Police has always found herself a bit out of step with the predominantly male dominated force that she works in. Things have been a little fraught lately and when Hulda is suddenly forced into early retirement she manages to negotiate herself an extra week or so to work…