Category Archives: A Blog A Day

A Blog A Day: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes – Review

Can you commit the perfect crime? Pilgrim is the codename for a man who doesn’t exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: In Her Shadow by Louise Douglas – Review

Hannah Brown never thought she’d have a best friend like Ellen Brecht. Ellen is everything she isn’t – beautiful, daring, glamorous and fierce. Growing up together in rural Cornwall, life seems perfect. But their idyllic childhood is shattered by obsession, … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash – Review

One Sunday nine-year-old Jess Hall watches in horror as his autistic brother is smothered during a healing service in the mountains of North Carolina. Wiley Cash uses this haunting image – inspired by a horrific true event – to spin … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: Crisis by Frank Gardner – Review

Introducing Luke Carlton – ex-Special Boat Service commando, and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre – Review

Sophie Duguet–young, successful, and happily married–thought at first she was becoming absentminded when she started misplacing her mail and forgetting where she’d parked her car the night before. But then, as her husband and colleagues pointed out with increasing frustration, … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day – Better World Books Reading Challenge

I usually read 95-100 books a year, but tend to be reasonably free with what I’m reading, basing it on review copies received and just what I fancy. I have a serial problem in buying too many books, so there’s … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: Holding by Graham Norton – Review

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – Review

A.J. Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby – Review

On 22 November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, wearing a pink suit that was one of his favourites. But as Jackie was greeted by ecstatic crowds that sunny morning, nobody could have dreamt just how iconic … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day – Wimborne Literary Festival, #WiLF2017

It hardly seems like a year ago that I posted about attending some of the events at #WiLF2016, but a year it has been and it’s now time to take a lovely look at some of the exciting stuff happening … Continue reading

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