The last day of November is upon us, so what better way to end the month than with a look at all the new additions to my shelves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy…
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (HarperCollins)
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
Fade to Grey by John Lincoln (No Exit Press) Continue reading “#BookHaul: November 2018”
Some things never change, and my monthly book haul is one of those things, so let’s get right to it…
*As per FTC rules, all books in the ‘From Publishers’ section of this post were given to me for free by publishers*
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Knopf)
George Washington Black, or “Wash,” an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master’s brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning–and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?
The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby (No Exit Press) Continue reading “#BookHaul: October 2018”
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Ronnie Turner’s debut novel, Lies Between Us, and what an impressive debut it is! I’m delighted to be sharing my review with you today.
Will they ever learn the truth?
Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences . . .
John has a perfect life, until the day his daughter goes missing.
Maisie cares for her patients, but hides her own traumatic past.
Miller should be an innocent child, but is obsessed with something he can’t have.
They all have something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long . . . Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner #LiesBetweenUs #WhereIsBonnie?”
Another month, another book haul! Let’s get right to it…
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Penguin)
There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent – till now.
Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?
Discover the greatest Greek myth of all – retold by the witness history forgot.
The Promise by Katerina Diamond (Avon.) Continue reading “#BookHaul: September 2018”
Happy publication day to M.R. Mackenzie, In The Silence is out today! I’m delighted to be a part of the blog blitz for this title, sharing my review to celebrate the release.
Anna hasn’t set foot in Glasgow for ten years. And for very good reasons…
Anna, a criminology lecturer, returns to Glasgow from Rome during the coldest winter in memory. While out with her best friend from school, Anna has a chance encounter with a former flame, Andrew. Tragedy strikes later that night when Anna discovers Andrew stabbed and dying on a blanket of snow.
Soon Anna finds herself at the centre of the investigation as the star witness for the police, and embarks on investigating the case herself. But Anna doesn’t realise the danger she is in and soon finds herself in trouble.
When another body shows up, who has links to the first victim, it appears that the motive may lie buried in the past.
As Anna gets closer to the truth, the killer starts closing in.
But can she solve the gruesome mystery before the killer strikes again? Continue reading “Blog Blitz | Book Review: In The Silence by M.R. Mackenzie”