The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

Published by: MantlePages: 352Date released: 10/03/2020Date read: 22/05/2020 Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum’s collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the duration of the war, Hetty soon realises that she’s taken on moreContinue reading “The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey”

Holding – Graham Norton

Published by: Hodder & StoughtonPages: 304Date released: 11/10/2016Date read: 04/01/2021 The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her lifeContinue reading “Holding – Graham Norton”

The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

Published by: Legend PressPages: 264Date released: 02/03/2021Date read: 17/03/2021 Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’sContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner”

The Sanatorium – Sarah Pearse

Published By: Bantam PressPages: 368Date Published: 18/02/2021Date Read: 21/02/2021 An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But she’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when she receives an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother’s recentContinue reading “The Sanatorium – Sarah Pearse”

And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

Published by: HarperCollinsPages: 256Date released: 03/12/2015Date read: 17/01/2021 First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common isContinue reading “And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie”

The Push – Ashley Audrain

Published by: Pamela Dorman BooksPages: 320Date released: 05/01/2021Date read: 26/01/2021 Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter – she doesn’t behaveContinue reading “The Push – Ashley Audrain”

The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman

Published by: PenguinPages: 382Date released: 03/09/2020Date read: 14/09/2020 In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty, but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. When aContinue reading “The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman”