The Girl from Vichy by Andie Newton – extract

The Girl from Vichy by Andie Newton was published by Aria Fiction on 13 August 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. I tried to relax again, putting the woman out of my head long enough to think about the convent, but then someone yelled that the train was making an emergency stop….

I Am The Night by Ethan Cross – extract

Ethan Cross’ novel I Am The Night will be published by Aries Fiction on 20 August 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. The killer shot Tom an uninterested glance and said, “You should show me a little more respect. After all, I am a bit of a celebrity. My name is Ackerman.”…

Lissa Evans – Q&A

Lissa Evans is the author of Wed Wabbit, Their Finest, Spencer’s List, Odd One Out, Big Changes for Stuart, Old Baggage and Crooked Heart. Her latest novel, V for Victory, is published by Doubleday on 27 August 2020. Lissa kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about V for Victory….

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe – review

Published by Penguin Publication date – 2 January 2020 Source – review copy as part of the CWIP Prize Shadow Panel. Teenager Lizzie Vogel has a new job as a dental assistant. This is not as glamorous as it sounds. At least it means mostly getting away from her alcoholic, nymphomaniacal, novel-writing mother. But, if…

Fortress of Fury by Matthew Harffy – extract

Matthew Harffy is the author of the Bernicia Chronicles including The Serpent Sword, Warrior of Woden and Storm of Steel. The seventh book in the series, Fortress of Fire, was published by Aries Fiction in ebook on 6 August 2020. Today I have an extract from Fortress of Fury. Despite the odds against him, Beobrand…

The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard – review

Published by Covus Publication date – 6 August 2020 Source – review copy I was the girl who survived the Nothing Man. Now I am the woman who is going to catch him… You’ve just read the opening pages of The Nothing Man, the true crime memoir Eve Black has written about her obsessive search for…

Catriona McPherson – Q&A

Catriona McPherson is the author of the Dandy Gliver series which includes After the Armistice Ball, The Turning Tide and A Step so Grave. Her latest novel, Scot on the Rocks, the third in the Lexy Campbell series was published in ebook by Severn House on 3 August 2020. Catriona answered a few of my…

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman – extract

Fredrik Backman is the author of Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, Beartown, Us Against You and The Deal of A Lifetime. His latest novel, Anxious People, is published by Michael Joseph on 20 August 2020. Today I have an extract from the book. A bank robbery. A hostage drama. A stairwell…

Ian W. Sainsbury – Q&A

Ian W. Sainsbury is the author of Clockwork Sherlock, published in audio book by Audible on 25 July 2020. Ian kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Clockwork Sherlock. Set in the near future, Clockwork Sherlock features a virtual reality version of the famous detective. Every Holmes needs a…

Emma Straub – Q&A

Emma Straub is the author of The Vacationers, Modern Love, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and Other People We Married. Her latest novel, All Adults Here, was published by Michael Joseph on 16 July 2020. Emma kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about All Adults Here. All Adults Here…