The Confession – Jessie Burton

Published by: PicadorPages: 455Date released: 24/09/2019Date read: 10/01/2020 One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to L.A, a city of strange dreamsContinue reading “The Confession – Jessie Burton”

Circus of Wonders – Elizabeth MacNeal

Published by: PicadorPages: 384Date released: 13/05/2021Date read: 23/05/2021 1866. in a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living. Set apart by her community because of the birthmarks that speckle her skin, Nell’s world is her beloved brother and devotion to the sea. But when Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders arrives inContinue reading “Circus of Wonders – Elizabeth MacNeal”

Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers

Published by: Hodder & StoughtonPages: 368Date released: 29/04/2021Date read: 03/05/2021 1957, south-east suburbs of London. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and – on the brink of forty – living a limited existence with her truculent mother: a small life from which there is no likelihood of escape.Continue reading “Small Pleasures – Clare Chambers”

Sudden Onset – Tom Dardick and Chris Dardick

Published by: Immortal WorksPages: 454Date released: 08/06/2021Date read: 19/05/2021 (ARC) UC Berkeley Professor of Microbiology, Dr. Mira Wallace, searches for ancient life in the most extreme environments on Earth. While sampling an ancient subterranean lake, the US Army summons Mira to investigate a mysterious biological threat in a Southern Utah desert. SONA (Sudden Onset NecrosisContinue reading “Sudden Onset – Tom Dardick and Chris Dardick”

Consent – Annabel Lyons

Published by: Atlantic BooksPages: 224Date released: 28/01/2021Date read: 08/05/2021 Saskia and Jenny are twins alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts her life on hold to be withContinue reading “Consent – Annabel Lyons”

The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird

Published by: Borough PressPages: 416Date released: 29/04/2021Date read: 15/05/2021 Only men are affected by the virus; only women have the power to save us all. The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland – a lethal illness that seems to affect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon,Continue reading “The End of Men – Christina Sweeney-Baird”

The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams

Published by: Chatto WindusPages: 336Date released: 08/04/2021Date read: 13/05/2021 In 1901, the word ‘bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team ofContinue reading “The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams”

The Mystery of Henri Pick – David Foenkinos

Published by: Pushkin PressPages: 288Date released: 07/05/2020Date read: 02/08/2020 In the small town of Crozon in Brittany, a library houses manuscripts that were rejected for publication: the faded dreams of aspiring writers. Visiting while on holiday, young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful that she feels compelled to bring itContinue reading “The Mystery of Henri Pick – David Foenkinos”

Our Fathers – Rebecca Wait

Published by: RiverrunPages: 384Date released: 28/01/2021Date read: 24/04/2021 What kind of man kills his own family? When Tom was eight years old, his father took a shotgun and shot his family: his wife, his son and baby daughter, before turning the gun on himself. Only Tom survived. He left his tiny, shocked community on theContinue reading “Our Fathers – Rebecca Wait”

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”