Book Review: Beneath the Surface – Fiona Neill ⭐️⭐️⭐️

In Beneath the Surface Fiona Neill really doesn’t do much for Fenland tourism. It is grey and damp and very still. The Vermuyden family have been forced to move out of their beautiful flat in the middle of Cambridge because of some poor financial decisions by Patrick. Their new home is on a brand new…

Book Review: Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell *****

I’ve been a fan of Lisa Jewell since her debut outing with Ralph’s Party way back in 1998. Known for her larger than life characters Jewell has carved herself a niche in modern British fiction. This is her fifteenth book and Then She Was Gone is a bit of a departure for her in that…

Book Review: Little Girl Lost – Carol Wyer *****

It is great that some of the best fictional detectives over the past couple of years have been strong female characters with personality and intelligence and I suspect the fact that a lot of these have been through Bookouture is no coincidence. Carol Wyer’s latest book is her first foray into the world of the…

Book Review: The Affair -Amanda Brooke ***

The Affair is the latest book by Amanda Brooke, an author renowned for her “human” stories. This one centres around florist Nina and her family. Newly remarried to Bryn she has been trying to settle him in to family life with her two teenage kids. Liam, at seventeen, is practically welded to his computer and…

Book Review: Shtum – Jem Lester ****

Hmm. Where to begin? Ben and Emma Jewell are at the end of their tether. Struggling to cope with their severely autistic son Jonah they are getting little help or support. Jonah is ten and often incontinent, violent and largely uncommunicative. The Jewell’s decide to fake a separation in order to give Jonah more chance…

Book Review: The Kept Woman – Karin Slaughter *****

Weighing in at a hefty 560 pages The Kept Woman is the eighth book in Slaughter’s Will Trent series. If you haven’t read any of these I wholeheartedly recommend going back to the very beginning and reading Blindsighted. This is the first of the Grant County series and where we first meet Dr Sara Linton….