"What Lies Beneath" by Adam Croft is a quaint detective story investigating a murder in the country's smallest county, Rutland. There were some elements that weren't too my tastes, but in general I found this to be a quick, enjoyable read. It's 3 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.
"Last Night" by Mhairi McFarlane is an emotional read but it's still full of wit and funny moments. The themes of grief and loss are well written and realistic and the successful balance between the two make this a great 5 star read for me!
The Rampart Trilogy is a really great series that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to someone looking for a fantastical dystopian story. “The Fall of Koli” wraps up this trilogy perfectly, 5 stars!
"Him & Me" is a fun autobiography by Jack and Michael Whitehall. I'd recommend this on audio for fans of the pair, but would probably avoid it if you don't know anything about them. A great 5 stars from me!
“Perfect Death” is the third book in the D.I. Callanach series by Helen Fields. This book was as a little less gruesome than it's predecessors but still made for an enjoyable read. This slightly more character focussed read gets 3 stars from me.