Book Reviews

6 June 2021

Review: In Black and White by Alexandra Wilson

The justice system in the UK is broken, that we can probably all agree on. In Black and White is the account of a young, brave woman who decided that ...
2 June 2021

Review: Dead Ground by M. W. Craven

When Poe and Tilly are dragged into another case, they soon realise that nothing is as simple as they’d like it to be. Author of the fourth novel in the ...
22 May 2021

Review: What Planet Can I Blame This On? by Ellie Pilcher

Krystal Baker’s fiancée proves to be not-so-loyal, her flat floods and she looses her job, all in the space of a few days; how will she cope? Author of this ...
8 May 2021

Review: The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

In December of 1990, three lighthouse keepers vanished from an isolated rock light on the island of Eilean Mòr. The Lamplighters is inspired by this eerie tale; Emma Stonex has ...
6 May 2021

Review: Project 333 by Courtney Carver

For those of you who don’t know what Project 333 is- in a nutshell it’s about creating a capsule wardrobe every three months that includes a total of 33 pieces ...

5 May 2021

Review: Dog Days by Ericka Waller

Dog Days is an exceptional story following three people who all have a burden to bear. Each tale is tragic but beautiful, and written with such poise and precision that ...
24 April 2021

Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Lost Apothecary is a book shrouded in mystery; with excerpts from 1791 and the present day, debut author Sarah Penner has definitely woven an infinitely unique tale. Penner’s debut ...
19 April 2021

Review: Minimalism Room By Room by Elizabeth Enright Phillips

Minimalism Room By Room came out in early 2020, so I saved it to my Amazon wishlist and to my delight, I received it for a Christmas present last year. ...

17 April 2021

Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

After Angrboda is cast out after being burned for the third time, her life changes in the most unimaginable way… Author of this spectacular novel, Genevieve Gornichec, uses her degree in ...
9 April 2021

Review: The Art of Death by David Fennell

Detective Inspector (DI) Grace Archer is about to start her new job at Charing Cross station, but her first day is more chaotic than she thought it would be… Author ...
2 April 2021

Review: The Soho Noir book set by T.S. Hunter

Two men with separate lives become close after the murder of their mutual friend. They solve crimes the police care nothing about – and it seems their first case is ...
18 March 2021

Review: The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

A serial killer is on the loose in London. The killer leaves a very specific mark on the victims – the only problem? That killer has already be found. It ...
3 March 2021

Review: The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean

Trapped for years. Trapped in the most open prison you could imagine. Fields stretch out before her, but she cannot leave. The Last Thing To Burn is a book like ...
25 February 2021

Review: Shiver by Allie Reynolds

The world of competitive sport is a dangerous one for a bunch of different reasons. Take snowboarding, for example. Not only do you have to compete with the fear of ...
18 February 2021

Review: The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse is a brilliant debut thriller!

Horror and thriller books may be the hardest to write, with the author having to describe each moment through language rather than through sight. Fortunately, Sarah Pearse cuts right through ...
14 February 2021

Review: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Blood Orange is the Edinburgh-born author’s debut novel and Tyce has since released a second novel 'The Lies You Told'. Harriet Tyce's thriller Blood Orange is the perfect book to ...

9 February 2021

Curses of Cousins by Cliff Bacchus

Curses for Cousins is a timely novel, tackling a challenging and quasi-taboo topic that is too often politely ignored by society: the practice of intermarriage between cousins.  A pacey psychological ...
7 February 2021

Review: It by Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is a British writer, model, fashion designer and renowned (as well as now self-professed) 'IT-girl'. The book's title alone shows that Alexa Chung recognises herself, and rightly so, ...
6 February 2021

Review: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is a triumph!

Four senior citizens getting together to solve a murder doesn’t seem like the racy thriller you’re after, but believe us, it really is. Richard Osman, comedian and writer, surpasses himself and ...
2 February 2021

Review: Ruthless Women by Melanie Blake

If there’s one book you’re going to read in 2021, make it Ruthless Women. Utterly addictive from its opening chapters, the technically fictional novel (which draws on author Melanie Blake’s ...

2 February 2021

Operation Bluebird by Harry Old

Operation Bluebird by Harry Old is a gritty romantic thriller that will keep readers turning the pages until the shocking climax. By Timothy Arden  For those who love a crime novel ...
24 January 2021

Review: Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

Privilege, energy, growth, insecurities, behaviour, and the real meaning of beauty. ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ is the best-selling debut novel from activist and illustrator Florence Given and even from ...

27 November 2020

Review: Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Some of us love the system. Many of us want to challenge it and bring about change. Then there are the majority who are pretty indifferent either way. What all ...
17 November 2020

Review: Playdate by Alex Dahl

For a parent, the scariest thing in the world would be to lose a child. That fear only exacerbates when a youngster goes missing without a trace, stolen away by ...