Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher – review

Published by Viper Books Publication date – 9 April 2020 Source – review copy ONE DEAD-END POSTING. ONE DEAD BODY. A TRAGIC ACCIDENT? THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK… Constable Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen is a whistle-blower. Formerly a promising metropolitan detective, now hated and despised, he’s been exiled to a one-cop station in South…

Andrew Ewart – Q&A

Andrew Ewart is the author of Forget Me which was published by Orion on 20 February 2020. Andrew kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Forget Me. It’s a speculative thriller about memory. The first scene shows a young couple, Euan and Hannah, involved in a car crash that…

Curse the Day by Judith O’Reilly – extract

Curse the Day by Judith O’Reilly, was published by Head of Zeus on 2 April 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. They had rigged the game, North realised with a white-hot surge of anger. He nudged away the whisky that had appeared close by without him asking for it. And what about…

8 and 1/2 Stone by Liz Jones – extract

8 and 1/2 Stone by Liz Jones was published in ebook format by Matthew James Publishing on 1 April 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. Because that is what always happens after a diet. You relapse. You inflate like a hovercraft. You revert to type. You find your natural level, like Lake…

Dr Pragya Agarwal – Q&A

Dr Pragya Agrawal’s book, Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias, was published by Bloomsbury on 2 April 2020. Pragya kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Sway. ‘SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias’ is released on 2 April in UK and India and on 2 June in the USA with Bloomsbury. We like…

Liberation Through Hearing by Richard Russell – extract

Richard Russell is a record producer and owner of XL Recordings. His book, Liberation Through Hearing, was published by White Rabbit on 2 April 2020. Today I have an extract from Liberation Through Hearing. HOLLYWOOD, 4 MAY 2019 Two weeks have passed. I’m driving down Sunset listening to the recordings I’ve been working on with…

The Best, Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood edited by Katherine May – review

Published by Elliot and Thompson Publication date – 19 March 2020 Source – review copy Motherhood is life-changing. Joyful. Disorientating. Overwhelming. Intense on every level. It’s the best, most awful job. The Best, Most Awful Job brings together twenty bold and brilliant women to speak about motherhood in all its raw, heart-wrenching, gloriously impossible forms. Overturning…

The Switch by Beth O’Leary – review

Published by Quercus Publication date – 16 April 2020 Source – review copy Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena’s tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it’s time they swapped places… When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother…

It Started With a Secret by Jill Mansell – review

Published by Headline Publication date – 23 January 2020 Source – review copy The trouble with secrets is that you can’t guess what the consequences will be . . . Lainey has lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she’s living in a stunning house…

Andrea Carter – Q&A

Andrea Carter is the author of the Inishowen mystery series featuring solicitor Ben O’Keefe. The latest in the series, The Body Falls was published by Little Brown on 2 April 2020. Andrea kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Body Falls. The Body Falls is a crime novel…