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…

Book Review: Watching You – Lisa Jewell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A small community in Bristol, Melville Heights, is the very epitome of British village life. Although it is part of a larger metropolitan area it feels like a small enclave where everyone knows everyone else. It’s a well to do neighborhood with lawyers and doctors and more recently the elite head teacher who has come…

Book Review: Codename Villanelle – Luke Jennings *****

When “Killing Eve” was on TV I was completely hooked by the two amazing lead characters. Perfectly played by Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Villanelle and Eve are the most exciting women to hit the screen in a very long time. Finding out that the characters were based on a book trilogy by Luke Jennings…

Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton *****

When I got sent an early review copy of the new Kate Morton book I knew that I was in for a treat. You can always rely on Morton for an intelligent and interesting read. It is the summer of 1862 when a group of bohemian artists and their friends decamp to the beautiful Birchwood…

Book Review: Pieces of Her – Karin Slaughter *****

Andrea knows everything about her mother Laura. They’ve lived in the idyllic seaside town of Belle Isle for most of Andy’s life. She’s seen her mum through breast cancer and divorce and watched her become a much loved speech therapist at the centre of the small community. Meeting Laura for brunch at the mall takes…

Book Review: One In a Million – Lindsey Kelk *****

Way back in the distant mists of 2009 I picked up a book by an unknown author and took it on holiday with me. “I Heart New York” was the first of many books by Lindsey Kelk and I’ve been sharing my summers with her ever since. Kelk has always had a rare ability to…