It's my stop on the blog tour for "Sea Wife". This book takes a complex look at marriage and family life whilst sailing the sea around the Caribbean. The writing is beautiful at times but with themes of depression and abuse this isn't a particularly upbeat read. I struggled a little with the terminology but enjoyed it nonetheless. This was a strong 3 star read for me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "A Hundred Million Years and a Day", a passionate adventure novel following one man on his quest to find the bones of a dinosaur. I didn't feel completely immersed in the story but I found this to be an enjoyable read with a really good translation.
It's my stop on the blog tour for “Out of Love”. This book tells the story of a doomed relationship in reverse, from break-up to first kiss. It isn't your typical romance story but that probably made me enjoy it even more. I'd definitely recommend you give it a try regardless of whether or not you're already a fan - 5 stars!
It's my stop on the blog tour for “The Secrets of Strangers”, a compelling story of a hostage situation in a Balham cafe. That may sounds a bit intense, but this story is more than that, diving deep into the lives of those involved and exploring the secrets that we all keep. It's 4 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for “The Lazarus Charter”. This book tells the enjoyable story of Bob and Anne Shaw solving the mystery behind seemingly inexplicable events. If you’re looking for an intriguing story full of twists and turns, this could be the book for you!
It's my stop on the blog tour for 'The Butchers' by Ruth Gilligan! This is an interesting story set in Ireland in 1996. Full of folklore and tradition, this is a compelling coming-of-age story reflecting the changing views and beliefs at this time.
"The Book of Koli" is great and if the rest of the trilogy is anything like this, we're in for a treat! I engaged with the characters and felt fully immersed in this descriptive world. This was a strong 4 stars for me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Two Lives" by A Yi. "Two Lives" is an original collection of Chinese short stories for open-minded readers. It's dark, twisted and a little odd, so I'd recommend taking these stories slowly rather than all in one go.
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The Operator". This is a light-hearted, entertaining story set in Ohio during the 1950s. Vivian Dalton is a fascinating leading lady and the secrets she uncovers are pretty interesting too. It's 4 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for 'The Aosawa Murders'. This is a complex whodunnit story, trying to uncover the truth behind a poisoning that wiped out a whole family. This story has a unique format that I really enjoyed. I'm giving this one a big thumbs up with 4 stars.