A Narrow Door – Joanne Harris

Published by: OrionPages: 448Date published: 04/08/2021Date read: 06/08/2021 Now I’m in charge, the gates are my gates. The rules are my rules. It’s an incendiary moment for St Oswald’s school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls. Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach thisContinue reading “A Narrow Door – Joanne Harris”

I Am The Sea – Matt Stanley

Published By: Legend PressPages: 272Date Published: 17/08/2021Date Read: 28/07/2021 1870. Apprentice lighthouseman James Meakes joins two others at the remote offshore rock of Ripshaw Reef – replacement for a keeper whose death there remains unexplained. Meakes’ suspicions grow as he accustoms himself to his new vertical world. He finds clues, obscure messages and signs thatContinue reading “I Am The Sea – Matt Stanley”

Underbelly – Anna Whitehouse (the writing duo of Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson)

Published By: OrionPages: 352Date Published: 05/08/2021Date Read: 26/07/2021 UNDERBELLY[n.] singular The soft underside or abdomen of a mammal.An area vulnerable to attack.A dark, hidden part of society. Lo and Dylan are living parallel lives, worlds apart. Lo is the ultimate middle-class mother, all perfectly polished Instagram posts and armchair activism. Dylan is just about surviving on a zero-hoursContinue reading “Underbelly – Anna Whitehouse (the writing duo of Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson)”

Broken (Book #3) – R.V Biggs

Pages: 221Date published: 22/02/2021Date read: 13/07/2021 Scarred by a tragic past, eleven year old Jamie Walker chooses not to speak. Consumed with jealous rage, Jimmy Gillespie is driven to violence. And John Macintyre awakens from a vivid nightmare convinced he is going to kill. Living high upon the Scottish hills, John and Sarah Macintyre enjoyContinue reading “Broken (Book #3) – R.V Biggs”

Mrs England – Stacey Halls

Published by: Manilla PressPages: 419Date Published: 10/06/2021Date Read: 20/06/2021 West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes on a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adaptsContinue reading “Mrs England – Stacey Halls”

Less Than Little Time – Sabina Green

Published by: Thorpe BowkerPages: 348Date Released: 20/03/2021Date Read: 18/06/2021 She has the choice to wipe out most of the human race, reset the world, and save the planet with only a few survivors…can she do it? When Connie finds out she has a few months left to live, she’s gripped by fear for her daughterContinue reading “Less Than Little Time – Sabina Green”

The Plot – Jean Hanff Korelitz

Published by: Faber & FaberPages: 336Date released: 05/08/2021Date read: 17/06/2021 When a young writer dies before completing his first novel, his teacher, Jake, (himself a failed novelist) helps himself to its plot. The resulting book is a phenomenal success. But what if somebody out there knows? Somebody does. And if Jake can’t figure out whoContinue reading “The Plot – Jean Hanff Korelitz”

The Master of Measham Hall – Anna Abney

Published by: Duckworth BooksPages: 304Date Released: 15/07/2021Date Read: 13/06/2021 1665. It is five years since King Charles II returned from exile, the scars of the English Civil Wars are yet to heal and now the Great Plague engulfs the land. Alethea Hawthorne is safe inside the walls of the Calverton household as a companion toContinue reading “The Master of Measham Hall – Anna Abney”

Song of the Robin (#1) – R.V Biggs

Pages: 295Date Released: 01/03/2019Date Read: 09/06/2021 The whispered voices and unsettling dreams were puzzling enough, but when the visions began, Sarah Richards’ confusion turned to fear. Though mundane, Sarah’s life is routine and well ordered. But one autumn morning she sees a figure waving to her, the figure of a man more ghostly than real.Continue reading “Song of the Robin (#1) – R.V Biggs”

Falling- T.J Newman

Published by: Simon & SchusterPages: 304Date released: 10/06/2021Date read: 08/06/2021 (pre-publication copy) You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane mustContinue reading “Falling- T.J Newman”