Word-of-Mouth Bestsellers Evening #Quercus2019

Word-of_Mouth Bestsellers

A little over a month ago, I received an invitation from Quercus Books to attend their Word-of-Mouth Bestsellers Evening, a night of wine, nibbles, and books, so many BOOKS! It was my first bookish event, and the most amazing evening. The ladies who work at Quercus are some of the loveliest women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting; I also met the author of Blackberry & Wild Rose, Sonia Velton, and I got to meet several bloggers and bookstagrammers, some I had been conversing online with for months, so it was lovely to meet them in person. As you all probably know by now, I met Beth from Bibliobeth – I’m far too awkward to turn up at one of these events alone, so I’m so glad I got to experience it all with Beth!

The Quercus headquarters are amazing, books everywhere, and when I reached the Flat layroom where the event took place, I was blown away – the presentation, the thought that went into it, everything was fantastic! There were even two flat lay tables so bookstagrammers could do their thing – Quercus are setting the standard!

I took so many photos, but loads of them were blurry, maybe one too many limoncello cocktails! Although I have no excuse for the first photo I took, because that one was blurry and I hadn’t even had a drink yet, but picture The Lemon Tree Hotel on a table surrounded by lemons and limoncello cocktails, and let’s begin a journey through the night, in books!


THE LEMON TREE HOTEL by Rosanna Ley Continue reading “Word-of-Mouth Bestsellers Evening #Quercus2019”

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Book Review: Believe Me by JP Delaney

Believe Me - JP Delaney

Sleek, stylish and sophisticated, and that’s just the cover!

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Trust me. Love me. Just don’t believe me…

Claire Wright likes to play other people.

A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands.

When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about the part she’s being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer . . . Or the only decent husband she’s ever met? And is there more to this set-up than she’s being told?

And that’s when Claire realises she’s playing the deadliest role of her life . . . Continue reading “Book Review: Believe Me by JP Delaney”

Book Review: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Millennium #5)

Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz

I very rarely pre-order books, in fact, I have only pre-ordered two this year – The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye was one of them, that should give you an indication of my excitement for this book. Oh, and look at that beautiful cover!

Book Description:

Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force: Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women’s prison for saving a young boy’s life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.

Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week – and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, it looks to be an important expose for Millennium. For her, it could unlock the facts of her childhood.

Even from a corrupt prison system run largely by the inmates, Salander will stand up for what she believes in, whatever the cost. And she will seek the truth that is somehow connected with her childhood memory, of a woman with a blazing birthmark on her neck – that looked as if it had been burned by a dragon’s fire . . .

The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.

Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Millennium #5)”

Book Review: Three Days and a Life by Pierre Lemaitre

Three Days and a Life - Pierre Lemaitre

Blood Wedding was the first book I read by Lemaitre and I absolutely loved it – I gave it all the stars on Goodreads! So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw he was releasing a new book. Three Days and a Life publishes in hardback on 13th July.

Book Description:

Antoine is twelve years old. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mother in Beauval, a small, backwater town surrounded by forests, where everyone knows everyone’s business, and nothing much ever happens. But in the last days of 1999, a series of events unfolds, culminating in the shocking vanishing without trace of a young child. The adults of the town are at a loss to explain the disappearance, but for Antoine, it all begins with the violent death of his neighbour’s dog. From that one brutal act, his fate and the fate of his neighbour’s six year old son are bound forever.

In the years following Rémi’s disappearance, Antoine wrestles with the role his actions played. As a seemingly inescapable net begins to tighten, breaking free from the suffocating environs of Beauval becomes a gnawing obsession. But how far does he have to run, and how long will it take before his past catches up with him again? Continue reading “Book Review: Three Days and a Life by Pierre Lemaitre”

#TheBloggerBefore Blog Tour | Book Review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney #TheGirlBefore

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I’m absolutely delighted to be taking part in #TheBloggerBefore Blog Tour; to celebrate the publication of The Girl Before, I’ll be sharing my review of this great psychological thriller!

And if you missed yesterdays stop on the tour, you can read the review of #TheBloggerBefore, Kathryn, on her blog – nutpress.co.uk

Book Description:

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there – and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma’s past and Jane’s present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of psychological obsession. Continue reading “#TheBloggerBefore Blog Tour | Book Review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney #TheGirlBefore”