"The Night Watch" is the third Sarah Waters book I've read. I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous two and didn't feel such strong connections with these characters, but don't let that put you off, Waters is an amazing writer I'd highly recommend.
If I had seen a description of this book that described it as gothic, historial fiction, I'd never have picked it up. Learning it was paranormal would have put me off too, yet Waters' style is something different and I read every word with care. Some parts didn't sit quite right with me, dragging a little at times, but this was certainly an enjoyable read - it's 4 stars for "Affinity".
This autobiography of Maya Angelou is filled with brutality, but it's also filled with love. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is a truly fascinating insight into life for a black family living in the South of America in the 1930s. I'll be giving this one 3 stars because, despite my respect for the author, it's not a book I enjoyed reading for it's style and structure.
This one is difficult to review without saying too much but it's full of suspense, anticipation and has an atmosphere I felt immersed in. I loved this psychological thriller and will be scoring "The Paying Guests" 5 stars.
A story of family, love and overcoming adversity. "The Girls" is written in the style of such a convincing memoir that I felt it was real and in some way, I wanted it to be real. I'm giving Lori Lansens' heartwarming story 5 stars.
A well written quick read providing an intelligent reflection of women's friendship, secrecy, deceit and lies in recent history. I give "Upstairs at the Party" a positive 4 stars.