Book Reviews

30 June 2014

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Having heard much about Iain Banks, particularly since his death last year, I decided it was time to read his one of his most acclaimed novels – The Wasp Factory. ...
9 June 2014

Miss Prince by Alicia L. Wright

Miss Prince by Alicia L. Wright is a book aimed at young adults but having said that I’m quite a bit older and I absolutely loved it! Lucinda wants to meet ...

14 May 2014

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon’s latest novel, Istanbul Passage, is a thriller full of intrigue and plenty of plot twists for any avid lover of crime thrillers. Leon Bauer, an American living in ...
22 April 2014

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Kenneally

From the author of the book behind Schindler’s List, Thomas Kenneally turns his attention to the First World War in his latest novel The Daughters of Mars. Two estranged sisters ...
7 April 2014

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez

Deborah Rodriguez’s debut fiction novel, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, takes up the wave of popularity started by Khaled Hosseini, and to a more or less successful standard. Set ...

3 April 2014

Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the first in a line of authors to publish titles as part of the Austen Project. Trollope's take of Sense and Sensibility joins five other Austen titles as ...
17 February 2014

A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks’s latest book is wonderfully ponderous about both what it means to live and the process of reading itself. A Possible Life is split into six stories, each of ...
30 January 2014

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead was a quick, fun read, but nothing great. It’s not a series I’d like to continue unless the later novels are adapted to screenplay as ...

26 November 2013

The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom

The Art Of Letting Go is definitely a book that deserves a place on your kindle and deserves your utmost time to devour everything inside of it. Anna has put ...

19 November 2013

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson’s debut novel The Gargoyle is certainly striking, and not just because of its blackened pages. The Gargoyle is more of a composition of short stories that has Marianne ...
18 November 2013

Solo by William Boyd

As the book sleeve says “It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.  A seasoned veteran of the (secret) service, 007 is sent ...
17 November 2013

Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Something Blue is the follow on from Something Borrowed, and begins where Darcy finds out that her best friend since she was little, Rachel, has been sleeping with her fiancée ...
14 November 2013

HHhH by Laurent Binet

HHhH is unlike anything I have ever read; based in Prague in 1942 the story centralises around two Czechoslovakian parachutists that have been sent on a secret mission to kill ...

13 November 2013

The Evil Beneath by A J Waines

The Evil Beneath is a page turning thriller with lots of psychological insights, as the main protagonist is a psychotherapist, who is unwillingly dragged into a police investigation, when a ...
12 November 2013

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

In a vividly-written secret memoir kept under lock and key for more than 100 years, Picquart brings to life the Paris of the 1890s and tells the true story of ...
11 November 2013

The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable

The Cheesemaker’s House won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition, reaching the last four out of over a thousand entries and when you ...
7 November 2013

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman’s sequel to If I Stay sees the aftermath of the horrific accident that Mia suffered. Told instead from Adam’s perspective, Where She Went is just as emotional and ...
17 October 2013

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman’s new novel, If I Stay, takes emotional accounts to a new level. When Mia is the victim of a horrific car accident, she is left in an in-between ...
2 October 2013

Hanns and Rudolph by Thomas Harding

Hanns and Rudolf by Thomas Harding is a fascinating historical and personal account of the lives of Hanns Alexander a German Jews who captures Rudolf Hoss, the notorious commandant of ...
1 October 2013

Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes

Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes is a dark crime thriller. Annabel is a lonely girl who lives for her cat, her mother and her work as a civilian police analyst. ...
23 September 2013

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay is the story of Cynthia Archer who when she was teenager has a fight with her parents only to awake and find that ...

21 September 2013

The Drive by Tyler Keevil

A single call from his Czech girlfriend catapults Trevor into a serious crisis. Desperate to get his mojo back, he blazes down Highway 99 in a rented Dodge Neon. But soon ...

20 September 2013

Glittering Fortunes by Victoria Fox

Charlie Lomax hasn’t seen his brother in years. Cato’s been too busy living the A-list Hollywood dream to bother with the likes of a small Cornish town. But now he’s ...

19 September 2013

Tampa by Alissa Nutting

Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste ...