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: Do Not Disturb – Claire Douglas ****

As I waved my neighbours off to their holiday in Wales this morning it struck me that if you paid attention to this years crime fiction you would never set foot in the place. Far too dangerous! First off there was Mark Edwards’ The Retreat (check out my review on that one too) and now…

Book Review: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black – Emily Barr ****

Ella lives in London with her parents Graham and Fiona and their cat. It feels like an unremarkable life. She loves art and literature and these are the subjects she is studying for her A Levels. Ella has a secret that she hasn’t even shared with her best friend Lily or her “boy” friend Jack….

Book Review: The Break – Marian Keyes *****

Picking up a new Marian Keyes book is always a pleasure. One of Ireland’s best contemporary writers today there is always something a bit quirky in Keyes’ stories. Beautifully written they are always teeming with larger than life characters and the kind of people that you wish you knew in real life. Amy runs a…

Book Review: Scared to Death – Kate Medina ****

Scared to Death is the second book in Medina’s Jessie Flynn series. Psychologist Jessie is a complicated character with a dark and disturbing past. Unusually she works closely with the British Army and all of her cases have links to serving troops. Just returned from a tour of duty in Syria and Iraq, Jessie is…

Book Review: Lie to Me – Jess Ryder ****

It has been a good year so far for discovering new authors and with “Lie to Me” it has been a pleasure to get an early review copy of Jess Ryder’s first book. Meredith is helping her father clear out the attic in preparation for his move to a retirement cottage in the country. At…

Book Review: Tattletale – Sarah J Naughton ***

It is hard to describe how I felt about this book. There were times when I was so frustrated with it that I almost gave up on it but there was always enough going on to make me keep reading, to persevere. Mags is a wealthy and successful lawyer in Las Vegas. Years ago she…

Book Review: Dead Secret -Ava McCarthy *****

UK Publishing Date: 14 Jan 2016. 368 Pages. Dead Secret is one of those books that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and drags you along for the ride. Jodie is an artist and housewife. When she threatens to leave her psychologically abusive husband Ethan he murders their daughter just to punish her….