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Blog Tour: A Time of Dread, by John Gwynne

In 2012, John Gwynne's debut novel Malice took the publishing world by storm. Epic, exciting and detailed, it garnered thousands of positive reviews and cemented Gwynne's position as an original new voice in fantasy. Now, four books later, he's back with his next book, A Time of Dread. Set in the same universe as his… Continue reading Blog Tour: A Time of Dread, by John Gwynne

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Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

An interesting book, this: with multiple viewpoints and multiple plot threads, it plunges you deep into the lives of its characters- sometimes at the expense of the murder mystery it’s centred around. One morning in a small Colorado town, Lucinda Hayes, the popular golden girl, is found brutally killed. Linked to the deaths are three… Continue reading Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

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Review: The Woman in the Window, by AJ Finn

I can see why there’s so much hype for this book. It’s interesting and excellently-written, with a unique premise that kept me hooked (and guessing) right until the end. It’s the story of Peeping Tom, taken to a whole new level. Traumatised Anna lives by herself in the house she used to share with her… Continue reading Review: The Woman in the Window, by AJ Finn

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Review: The Night Child, by Anna Quinn

This book was sensitive, sad and compelling: I really liked it. Combining mystery with an exploration of the hidden depths of our minds, and the effect that emotional trauma can have on us, even years after the event in question, The Night Child left me gripped (even though the blurb pretty much explained the entire… Continue reading Review: The Night Child, by Anna Quinn

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Review: Killing Rumer, by Joshua Winning

A quick thank you before I start to Joshua Winning, who very kindly sent me a copy of his book to review. So, Killing Rumer. I picked it up far later than I should have done, but the twists and turns in the story kept me hooked. The novel bounces along with gusto, taking us… Continue reading Review: Killing Rumer, by Joshua Winning

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Review: Mesmerised, by Candace Camp

When I first opened this book, I’ll be honest, I expected to be reading a bodice-ripper. Thankfully, this book mixed historical romance with a dash of the paranormal to produce something rather different- and something that I rather enjoyed! Olivia Moreland is one of the ‘Mad Morelands’- a suspiciously ahead-of-their-time family, who have been marked… Continue reading Review: Mesmerised, by Candace Camp

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Review: The Memory Chamber, by Holly Cave

I have to hand it to this story right away for the original concept- and one that had me hooked from the start, following it up with an interesting story that, if not quite as engrossed in the characters as the philosophical aspect of the story, still kept me glued to the page until it… Continue reading Review: The Memory Chamber, by Holly Cave

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Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Boyne

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened this book: an exploration of what it means to be an orphan, perhaps? What it was like growing up in Ireland in the fifties? An exploration of masculinity? John Boyne serves up all that and more to create a book that’s by turns gripping, heart wrenching… Continue reading Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Boyne

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Review: A Prickly Christmas Kiss, by Allyson Abbott

A quick thank you before I start to Allyson Abbott, who sent me a copy to read- and apologies for getting it out after the end of the festive season! Christmas spirit aside, A Prickly Christmas Kiss was an easy, lighthearted read that can pretty much be read in one sitting. Emma (called Elf due… Continue reading Review: A Prickly Christmas Kiss, by Allyson Abbott