I'd definitely recommend giving "Rules for Perfect Murders" a go if you've enjoyed any of Peter Swanson's other work. It's quite an easy read, but it's both fun and mysterious and will keep you on your toes! A good 4 star read for me!
This dramatic family thriller kept me on my toes throughout and I really enjoyed it. “Darkness and Grace” gives you the opportunity to look at your own family life and realise how drama free it is! A great read, 4 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for “Mrs England”, Stacey Halls' third novel and it's her third masterpiece! This is a really immersive, enjoyable piece of historical fiction that kept me engaged from start to finish. It’s 5 stars from me!
Although I know I'm in the minority, I'm afraid that for me, "Shuggie Bain" wasn't a hit. There were moments that I liked but they were few and far between and I struggled to engage with this very sad and bleak story. This was a 2 star read for me.
It's my stop on the blog tour for “The Couple”, a fun easy read about a world where societal norms are turned on their head and it's weird to be in a romantic couple. A really enjoyable rom-com, a big 4 stars from me!
“Madame Burova” is another fun read by Ruth Hogan. I enjoyed the descriptive writing and following Billie and Imelda as the uncover Billie's true parentage but got a little lost in the past. It’s another 3 star read for me!
“Walking Home” is a warm, cosy read narrated by Clare Balding as she walks around the British Isles. I really enjoyed it and felt that I was walking with a friend. I'd definitely recommend you give it a go if any of this sounds appealing to you! 5 stars.
"The Reason I Jump" is a quick, educational read intended to give the reader a little bit of an insight into the mind of a child with autism. I found quite a lot of the book to be overgeneralised, but I did find it to be poignant and really interesting in places. 3 stars!
“The Cost of Living” is the second of Deborah Levy’s working autobiographical publications. I enjoyed it for the most part, but found some of the essays to be unrelatable for me personally. I'll probably go back and read the first in the series at some point as this was an enjoyable 3 star read for me.
“Soon" by Lois Murphy has a really interesting plot with a lot of potential but unfortunately I didn't enjoy the story overall. A little too slow paced for my tastes, this was a 2 star read for me.