Category Archives: Book Review

A Blog A Day: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – Review

On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: The Beekeeper’s Secret by Josephine Moon – Review

Maria knew about guilt. It was a stubborn, pervasive and toxic emotion, and incredibly difficult to shake. Especially if really, deep down, you didn’t think you deserved to let it go. Maria spends her days tending to the bees of … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: Desolation by Derek Landy – Review

Book two in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City at the end of Demon Road, Amber and Milo flee north. On … Continue reading

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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: 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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