My Sister’s Bones has been on my shelf for ages. I received a courtesy copy at Noirwich in 2016, when it was still in pre-publication mode. In a somewhat unusual reading pattern for me, I started it in September, got
The Essex Serpent first lodged in my mind when Sarah Perry was a guest at either Norfolk & Norwich Festival or Noirwich. I think it was in NNF on a session on noir, because I’m sure Sarah Waters read her
The Unwinding: Gin’s Story came as a Net-galley suggestion. Juliana Rew is the editor of the Third Flatiron Anthologies, so I was keen to see what sort of book she wrote herself. I am now totally insecure as a writer.
A Pinch of Magic is new release, which I received from the publisher via Net-Galley. The blurb looked interesting, although I disliked all the gushing quotes from other authors included on Goodreads – which I have left out here. For
The Way of All Flesh turns out to be a Scottish Gothic murder mystery. I received it from Net-galley as an advance review copy. I say ‘turns out to be’ because I found the blurb intriguing, which is why I
Dining Out Around the Solar System is the first in the series of the same name. I read the second one first – Dining Out with the Ice Giants, and I recommend every reader does the same. That was ABSOLUTELY
Everything is Lies came to me via Netgalley from Michael Joseph publishers thanks to my enthusiastic review of Dear Amy, probably my Book of 2016. Helen Callaghan’s new book is out 22 February, and it’s a great follow-up (not a series). Everything
It’s the last Friday of the month, so FlashbackFriday time. I’m always tempted to do something for St Andrews Day, but since next year the last Friday will be St Andrews, I’m saving my favourite till then. This time I’m
Austral caught my eye when it came up as a Net-galley ARC. I was delighted to receive a free review copy from the publisher. Antarctica, climate change, geo-engineering, and a thriller – plenty in there to float my boat. I
The Blurb From acclaimed author and dramatist Peter May comes the Barry award-winning The Blackhouse , the first book in the Lewis Trilogy–a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. When a grisly murder occurs on
This was a Net Galley book I received before Christmas which launched on Thursday (12th January). The blurb The original blurb I saw was: You always remember your first kiss. Flora remembers nothing else… “I look at my hands. One
Back to work, and Chuck Wendig gave us a fascinating link to click this week to obtain a mashed up idiom. See what I mean at The Idiomatic I got a couple of goodies, including “Every picture is the soul
I got this book on my kindle a long time ago – maybe in November 2013, which is when it got onto my To Read list. I apologise to the author for taking so long to get around to it. But
I’m moving into racier territory with this blog tour, but although it’s for older teens and YA – and adults – it looked fun and not too schmaltzy or violent… and judging from the excerpt below, my instincts were right.