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Book Review – Preposterous Tales From The Newbury Short Story Teller

I first became aware of The Newbury Short Story teller, aka Martin Strike, while I was editing my local Cats Protection magazine. His lovely wife wrote a piece about the cat they’d recently adopted from the charity. Martin emailed me … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Toy Makers By Robert Dinsdale

The quote from The Observer on the front caught my eye as I was traipsing round Waterstones searching for a new book: ‘Engaging and enchanting…a fairytale for adults, with all the wonder – and terror – that that entails…‘ Intrigued? … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Defence – Steve Cavanagh

When I read Steve Cavanagh’s gripping thriller Thirteen, I was blown away. You’ll find my review here. It’s the fourth book in the Eddie Flynn series and so I was keen to go back and read the others. The Defence … Continue reading

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Book Review: Betray Her @CazEngland

I’d heard many a good thing about Caroline England’s books, but I’d never read one. After meeting her at a recent author meet-up, and talking to her about her books, I knew I simply had to get stuck into one. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Then She Was Gone @lisajewelluk

I’ve read several Lisa Jewell books and I’ve never been disappointed. From the delightful, heart-warming 31 Dream Street, to the more chilling and sinister I Found You, I’ve been instantly hooked. Would Then She was Gone be any different? The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hood Academy @ShelleyWilson72

I met the wonderful Shelley Wilson at The Bloggers Bash in London some years ago. She’s a writing mentor as well as the author of several self-help books and YA fiction. I recently read her YA novel, Hood Academy, described … Continue reading

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Book Review: Don’t Let Go @HarlanCoben

We all have them, don’t we? You know, that author who saves us, who always gives us what we want. So, when you’ve been wading your way through a book you’re really not enjoying and you think why am I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Escape by C.L. Taylor

I first came across this book at Harrogate Crime Festival a couple of years ago. As I’m sure many a reader who has a massive to-be-read pile will understand, when you get another book, it just goes on top of … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Day In December by Josie Silver

I actually bought ‘One Day in December’ in December 2018 after hearing it was the book of the moment. I had good intentions – I was going to read it. Then, as always, life gets in the way and it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thirteen By Steve Cavanagh

I’ve read a lot of crime fiction over the years and I always love it when I come across a book that offers something a little bit different. And Steve Cavanagh’s Thirteen certainly gave me what I was looking for. … Continue reading

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