Book Review: The Silver Mark – Sarah Painter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book two in Painter’s Crow Investigations series sees Lydia Crow picking up where we left off at the end of The Night Raven. Living above her uncle’s cafe in London, Lydia is desperately trying to forge her own path with her fledgling private investigations firm. Largely spying on cheating spouses it isn’t exactly the kind…

Book Review: The Mister – E L James ⭐️⭐️⭐️

When I was young we used to go and visit my grandmother. If it coincided with a visit from my cousins it used to be great fun. On dark wet winter days not so much. My grandmother was an avid reader though and one wall of her bedroom had books stacked from floor to ceiling….

Book Review: Beautiful Bad – Annie Ward ⭐️⭐️

I finished Beautiful Bad a couple of weeks ago but it has taken me until now to decide what I really thought about it. That is often an admirable quality in a book but in this case I have been fighting too very diverse opinions. In many ways that is very typical of the book…

Book Review: Have You Seen Her – Lisa Hall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It is early November. A school Bonfire Night fireworks display in an affluent Surrey town. Anna watched Laurel run after her mother Fran across the school grounds, distracted momentarily by the fireworks she looks away. That was all it took, a split second. Laurel was gone and no-one can find her. As the days and…

Book Review: The Editor – Steven Rowley ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Modern American literature isn’t always a favourite of mine. There is such a difference in tone between a European author writing on a subject and that of their American counterpart. I’m very pleased to say that Rowley has crafted a modern American novel of significance with a pathos and circumspection that is so often missing…