Exiles by Jane Harper – review

Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date – 2 February 2023 Source – review copy A mother disappears from a busy festival on a warm spring night. Her baby lies alone in the pram, her mother’s possessions surrounding her, waiting for a return which never comes. A year later, Kim Gillespie’s absence still casts a long…

Dead Man’s Creek by Chris Hammer – review

Published by Wildfire Publication date – 5 January 2023 Source – review copy Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her hometown, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder – a ‘file and forget’. But this is no ordinary cold case, her arrival provoking an unwelcome and threatening response from the small-town community. As more…

April Doyle – Q&A

Hive by April Doyle was published by The Book Guild on 28 January 2022. April kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Hive. Hive is a speculative fiction/climate fiction novel, set in a near-future dystopian world on the brink of ecological collapse. But there is hope in the form…

LoveMyRead book subscription – review

A few months ago I was asked by FMcM Associates if I would like to review the LoveMyRead subscription. Always on the look out for new book related services that could appeal to many people I snapped up the chance. I was lucky to receive a three month subscription which gave me plenty of chance…

Cailean Steed – Q&A

Home by Cailean Steed was published by Bloomsbury on 19 January 2023. Cailean kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Home. ‘Home’ follows Zoe, who escaped from a repressive cult as a child. Now an adult living in hiding, she is visited by a figure from her past who…

Liz Webb – Q&A

The Daughter by Liz Webb is published in paperback by Allison & Busby on 19 January 2023. Liz kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Daughter.   The Daughter is a psychological crime novel with a quirky, darkly comic narrator called Hannah Davidson. At the age of thirty-seven,…

The Other Half by Charlotte Vassell – review

Published by Faber Publication date – 19 January 2023 Source – review copy The night before Rupert’s 30th is a black tie dinner at the Kentish Town McDonald’s – catered with cocaine and Veuve Clicquot. The morning after His girlfriend Clemmie is found murdered on Hampstead Heath. All the party-goers have alibis. Naturally. This investigation…

Anna Wood – Q&A

Anna Wood is the author of 25 Birds: One Year, One Garden which was published on 28 October 2022. Anna kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about 25 Birds: One Year, One Garden. At it’s core, 25 Birds is simply a book of bird photographs, but it is also…

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett – review

Published by Viper Publication date – 19 January 2023 Source – review copy Everyone knows about the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl into believing that her baby was the anti-Christ. When the girl came to her senses and called the police, the Angels committed suicide and mother and baby disappeared into…