Book Review: The Thursday Murder Club

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Many thanks to both NetGalley and to Viking for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of The Thursday Murder Club. This was Osman’s debut novel, introducing us to members of the Thursday Murder Club who live in a rather deluxe retirement village in Kent. Of course, being mostly elderly characters, the residents also have their quirks and eccentricities, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all […]

Read more

Book review: Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm, Jaimie Admans Thanks to NetGalley and to HQ digital for an advance copy of Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans. Leah’s drunken rebound isn’t what you’d normally expect. No, Leah’s drunken rebound is a neglected little Christmas tree farm in the northern reaches of Scotland … Fast-forward four weeks and she’s arriving with excited anticipation at both her new business and her […]

Read more

Book review: Wrapped up for Christmas

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Wrapped up for Christmas, Katlyn Duncan Thanks to NetGalley and to HQ Digital for an advance copy of Wrapped up for Christmas. I love Christmas and I loved this book. I also loved the concept and the double meaning of “wrapped up”. After a disastrous relationship, Angie has come back to her home town to lick her wounds and rebuild her life. Yet the first thing she seems to do is want to […]

Read more

Book review: Five Unforgivable Things

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Five Unforgivable Things, Vivien Brown Thanks to NetGalley and to Harper Impulse for an advance copy of Five Unforgivable Things. I wouldn’t normally pick up a story about family relationships let alone infertility and IVF, so I am grateful to have been granted this opportunity. I found it to be very well written, from start to finish. It’s a great story touching upon a once taboo subject with lots of very good, fully […]

Read more

Book review: Run and Hide

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Run and Hide, Alan McDermott Thanks to NetGalley and to Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of Run and Hide. I loved this story from the outset. By the end of chapter two, we’d had a fist fight and a car chase, and the action just got quicker from there on in. The book was like reading a film, John Wick, for example. You can practically see the story unfolding, you can see […]

Read more

Book review: The Lost Daughter

This feature is in association with NetGalley. The Lost Daughter, Gill Paul Thanks to NetGalley and to Headline for an advance copy of The Lost Daughter. I can’t remember the last time I stayed up to read a book, yet this one kept me reading and turning the pages until I finished it at gone 1am. Here is a great interpretation of what-might-have-been had any of the Romanov children survived the murders in 1918. The story takes the characters and […]

Read more

Book review: Murder in the Med

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Murder in the Med, Peter Mayle Thanks to NetGalley and to Bloodhound Books for an advance copy of Murder in the Med by the late Peter Mayle. I really enjoyed this story and think it’s a great, quick read to accompany anyone on their summer holiday. For a murder mystery, it was very relaxed and morphed into a bit of a caper at times. But the writing is glorious and colourful, and it […]

Read more