An emotional and heavy read, Chris Cleave's "Incendiary" looks at the aftermath of a terrorist attack and how grief, guilt and loss can affect a person. I didn't love it as much as "Little Bee" but it's still 4 stars from me.
"One?" is a fantastically English piece of contemporary fiction set in the 2000s. Penelope, Charlie and Zara are great characters and these ladies are some of the most relatable I've read in a while. I really enjoyed this - 5 stars!
It’s my stop on the “I Can't Tell You Why” blog tour! "I Can't Tell You Why" tells the story of a woman questioning the decisions she has made in her love life. Recommended for fans of contemporary romance that doesn't always go to plan - it's 4 stars from me.
It’s my stop on the “In The Company of Strangers” blog tour! Debut author Awais Khan tells a captivating story giving us a peek at life in high society Pakistan. This book isn't perfect but it is an eye-opening account that I'd recommend as a kind of modern day Pakistani Anna Karenina and if you don't know much about the country, give this one a try!
It’s my stop on the “Bridge to Eternity” blog tour! "Bridge to Eternity" is an emotional rollercoaster. Full of history and memories, Romola Farr tells the story of 65 year old Audrey leaving her family and her past behind for a new life in Hawksmead, or so she says! I enjoyed this one - 4 stars.
It’s my stop on the “Smile of the Stowaway” blog tour! This is a well-paced, enjoyable story of immigration, crime and uncovering the truth. If you're a fan of British crime fiction, give this book a go - it's 4 stars from me!
"The Woman in Cabin 10" started strong and was full of suspense but I began to lose interest in the last third as things took as slightly strange turn. It's 3 stars from me!
"The Single Mum's Wish List" is a story of one woman trying to find herself after a separation. It's a light-hearted read that is funny in parts but the leading lady wasn't likable enough for me to fall in love with this story - 3 stars from me.
It's my stop on the #YouToo blog tour! This is a gripping mystery with likable characters. If you're a fan of British crime fiction, I'd recommend giving this one a go - it's 4 stars from me and I'll be keeping an eye out for more Dr Jocasta Hughes mysteries in the future.
Deborah Levy's early novel "The Unloved" was odd and felt disconnected. I didn't really understand what was going on and therefore didn't enjoy reading it very much - 1 star.