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!
“The Foundling” is a historical story set in Georgian London. This was my favourite read of the year so far and I think it'll be difficult to beat. The story is atmospheric, the characters are strong and the history is fascinating too. It’s 5 stars from me!
I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy 'Small Thoughts: and Poetry' and I'd encourage you to pick this up, even if you don't think that poetry is for you as this is conversational, like having a chat with one of your friends. This is an honest, emotional collection which I'm rating 4 stars!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "The 24-Hour Cafe'! This is a lovely read which I'd definitely recommend for fans of contemporary fiction. Hannah and Mona have a wonderful friendship which feels so real and the customers they serve in the cafe have some interesting stories too. I'm giving this one 4 stars!
“I Know You” is a fast paced, gripping psychological thriller that I really enjoyed. It's certainly one that's going to make you think and perhaps review your privacy settings online too! It’s 5 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Death Makes No Distinction". This book tells the story of the murder of two very different woman living in Georgian London. The story was well written and I enjoyed trying to work out who was responsible for each of the deaths. This book gets 4 stars from me!
It's my stop on the blog tour for "Leaves" by John Simmons. "Leaves" is very well written story of humanity and community. Parts of the description in particular is beautiful, like reading a poem or song lyrics.
I gave "Running Like a Girl" 4 stars on my first read and I think I enjoyed it even more second time round. I'd recommend this book for anyone who wants to run, or is thinking about running, but needs that extra push to get out the door - 5 stars!
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!