Her Name Was Rose – Claire Allan

About the book:

Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.

When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on. Continue Reading


All The Good Things – Clare Fisher

About the book: Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn’t deserve to ever feel good again.

But her counsellor, Erika, won’t give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby’s head. Continue Reading


Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll


As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. Continue Reading


The Puppet Show – M W Craven (Washington Poe Book 1)

About the Book: Welcome to the Puppet Show . . .

A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless.

When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of. Continue Reading


Bad Apple – Zoje Stage

About the Book: Seven-year-old Hanna has never spoken a word.

She is a sweet but silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father, but with Mummy, things are different. Suzette loves her daughter but difficulties with babysitters and teachers over the years have put a strain on their relationship and her sanity. Continue Reading

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Monthly Round Up – July 2018

WOW how quickly did July fly by?  This month has been amazing – the weather has been hot and my favourite book event, Theakston Crime Festival in Harrogate took place from 19th-22nd (see my blog post here), so I was pleasantly surprised to see I still managed to read 12 books during the month.  Once again I’ve selected some books from several genres including YA, True Crime, Psychological Thrillers and there is a superb contemporary novel in there too. Continue Reading