Annie Stanley all at Sea by Sue Teddern – review

Published by Mantle Publication date – 8 July 2021 Source – review copy Annie is single, unemployed and just a bit stuck when her beloved father dies unexpectedly. Furious at his partner’s plans to scatter his ashes somewhere of no emotional significance, Annie seizes the urn and, on a whim, decides to take it on…

Oakwood Falls by D. C. Brockwell – extract

Oakwood Falls by D. C. Brockwell was published by Spellbound Books on 1 July 2021. Today I have an extract to share with you. Carrie gasped when the brambles dragged shorter, squat guy past his partners. He cried during his trip, trying desperately to free himself. The rest of his gang stood there, watching, their…

Balancing the Books – June 2021

So we’ve reached the middle of the year already. The nights will be starting to draw in and soon the shops will be reminding us that Christmas is coming (probably starting in August, just in case any of us forget it comes around the same time every December). I’ve done very little reading this month….

The Lost Storyteller by Amanda Block – review

Published by Hodder Studio Publication date – 8 July 2021 Source – review copy Rebecca hasn’t seen her father Leo since she was six. Her family never talk about him, and she has long since pushed him firmly to the back of her mind. All she knows is that, once upon a time, he was…