Review: The Wych Elm, by Tana French

Who's afraid of the cold, hard truth? Practically everybody in this book is, for starters. The Wych Elm walks a delicate line between murder mystery and profound insight into what motivates us. What makes us 'us'? And can that change? Toby is about to find out. He's always been happy-go-lucky, cruising through life without any major mishaps, …

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Blog tour: Crossing the Line, by Laura Wilkinson

Here's a confession that might make some people feel old: I don't remember the nineteen-eighties. I wasn't even born in them. So reading Laura Wilkinson's novel on the pit closures and the struggles of the miners felt like a real eye-opener. The biggest shock is that it wasn't actually all that long ago. Forty years …

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Review: The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides

There's been a spurt of psychological thrillers coming out in recent months, and it's super hard to keep track of them all- especially which ones are worth the read. With that in mind, I was recommended The Silent Patient by one of my lovely blogging friends, so I set to with a fair amount of excitement. What …

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Blog tour: The Everlasting Rose, by Dhonielle Clayton

It doesn't feel all that long since I read Dhonielle Clayton's debut novel The Belles, but here we are: the second book is out, and (spoiler alert) it's just as good as the first! What I forgot between finishing The Belles and starting on The Everlasting Rose was just how richly evocative Clayton's writing is. Everything is described in terms of …

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The Saturday Review: Flowers over the Inferno, by Ilaria Tuti

This book was an extremely pleasant surprise. I've not read many books by Italian authors- not even Elena Ferrante, believe it or not- so I approached the translation of Flowers Over the Inferno with a fair amount of interest. What I got back was an intriguing twist on the police procedural novel, featuring lost children, …

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