Review: Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

Summing up this book in one word: wow! There was so much hype for this book, so naturally I had to buy the book and see what all the fuss what about for myself. I’m glad I did: this was a gloriously exotic, fresh, rollicking ride through a fresh YA fantasy landscape, and one that …

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Review: The Smiling Man, by Joseph Knox

Grit and drama collide in this, the second in Joseph Knox's excellent and dark Aidan Waits series. With intrigue in spades, this tightly-plotted thriller serves up a peek into the dark underbelly of Manchester. One of the first things that hits you about this novel is that it's dark in only the way that a …

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Review: The Innocent Wife, by Amy Lloyd

I can definitely see why this book won the Daily Mail's First Novel Competition. Intense, thrilling and labyrinthine in its twists and turns, it kept me hooked until the very last page. At the moment, the 'did-they-do-it-or-not' murderer is having something of a moment. Making a Murderer, the documentary on Amanda Knox, and even the …

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An Interview: 29 Seconds, by T.M Logan

Why did you decide to become a writer? I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember. That instinct took me into journalism, and then into a communications role, but it wasn’t until I hit my mid-thirties that I started taking fiction writing seriously. It took me the best part of ten years …

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