The House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood – extract

The House on the Lake, the latest book by Nuala Ellwood, is published by Viking on 20 February 2020. Today I have an extract of the book. Prologue Blood. That’s all I can think about as I sit here huddled in the corner. I close my eyes but I can still see it, a dark…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile can be seen from space. In fact, it’s getting so big it may eclipse the sun.  It obviously doesn’t stop me from adding to it regularly or visiting the library for a temporary rehoming of books, because books are one of my major food groups. I will admit though that…

Balancing the Books – January 2020

I don’t usually do a reading round up or do a book haul post. That said I thought it might be interesting (for me at least), if I had a look at how many books I manage to read in a month and compare it to how many arrive in the house. I think the…

The Burning Men by Will Schindler – review

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publication date – 6 February 2020 Source – review copy When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window. They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak…