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: Darker – E L James ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Given the connections between E L James and the Twilight Saga (The Fifty Shades series was originally published as Twilight fan fiction online featuring Edward and Bella) it was probably inevitable that the books would be republished from Christian Grey’s point of view. Unlike Stephenie Meyer’s abandoned Midnight Sun project this is the second of…

Book Review: The Silent Companions – Laura Purcell ****

This isn’t a new book. In fact it came out in October 2017 but I’ve only just discovered it thanks to my Audible trial subscription. If you’ve ever read any of the Wilkie Collins Victorian gothic chillers you’ll know what I mean when I compare The Silent Companions to this type of novel. Featuring strong,…

Book Review: You Let Me In – Lucy Clarke ****

Elle arrives back at her house by the sea after a writer’s retreat. It is the first time that she has rented out her dream house on Airbnb. Something doesn’t feel quite right about the place since she got home. There is a coldness, a shift in the atmosphere. Her publisher is desperately chasing her…

Book Review: The Mystery of Three Quarters – Sophie Hannah ****

During my younger years I read every Agatha Christie mystery that I could get my hands on. They were readily available in the small convent school library and evoked less critical response from my parents than the Stephen King and Harold Robbins books that I had also discovered around that time! Poirot was probably my…