Book Review: Obsession – Amanda Robson ***

Obsession is the debut novel from Amanda Robson. It is a story of two couples. Rob is a GP married to Carly. On a drunken night on a camping holiday in France he is pressed by Carly to tell her who he would be unfaithful with if he could. Such a simple question she has…

Book Review: The Silence Between Breaths – Cath Staincliffe ****

A group of people settle into their seats in Coach B on the 10.35 Virgin train from Manchester to London Euston. Each of them has a different reason for traveling to London. Jeff is going to a job interview for a much wanted IT apprenticeship. Holly has just landed her dream job organising events. Nick…

Book Review: Nina Is Not OK – Shappi Khorsandi *****

Many UK readers will know Shappi from her appearances on the comedy circuit and on prime time television shows like Mock the Week. She has already published her autobiography detailing her early years as an Iranian immigrant in London (A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English) and this is her first work of fiction.  Aimed at…

Book Review: The Devil’s Work – Mark Edwards ****

Over recent years Mark Edwards has proven himself to be a master of psychological thrillers, the kind of twisty suspense tale that has you suspecting all the main characters. If you haven’t read his book The Magpies then you have really missed a treat. Sophie is just returning to work after four years spent being…

Book Review: My Husband’s Wife –Amanda Prowse ***

Rosie Tipcott has lived in the seaside town of Woolacombe her entire life. She has thought about travelling and leaving her roots but never found a good enough reason to carry it out. She’s happy enough in her little cottage with husband Phil and their two little daughters Leona and Naomi. The only thing that…

Book Review: Her Darkest Nightmare – Brenda Novak ****

This time last year I read a short novella that was a digital prequel to what sounded like a really interesting new series. It has been a long wait but finally the first proper book in the Hanover House series has been published. Her Darkest Nightmare takes up right from where Hanover House ended and…

Book Review: Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse ****

I’ve had Lucie Whitehouse on my list of authors that interested me for quite a while now but never actually got around to picking up one of her books. I now realise that I was missing out because she is a master craftswoman when it comes to constructing the perfect thriller. Rowan Winter hasn’t spoken…

Book Review: The Stars Never Rise – Rachel Vincent ****

On paper I should hate this book. Set in a dystopian future where the Church has taken over the world in a bid to rid it of the soul sucking demons that tried to take over civilisation. It is a dark and heavily regimented society with strict rules being enforced regarding marriage, citizens are forced…

Book Review: Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty ***

This was my first book by Liane Moriarty and there were times when I felt like giving up on this weighty tome. It requires quite a considerable injection of your time as it rocks up at a mighty 480 pages. Honestly I only persevered with it because two authors that I really enjoy – Lisa…

Book Review: The Woman Next Door – Cass Green ***

Hester leads a solitary life. Living alone with only her little dog for company she always finds herself on the side-lines looking in. She has no real friends and keeps her distance from the others in her adult learning class. Her only real friend was Melissa who lives next door, and over the years that…

Book Review: The Stepmother – Claire Seeber ****

There are many reasons for despising Southern Rail at the moment – cancelling my train means that it takes twice as long to get to work. This does mean that I get even more time to read though and I nearly missed my stop yesterday because I was so engrossed in this edge of your…