Lip Loch – Ann Malley

Published by: Staycation PressDate Published: 28/05/2021Date Read: 09/06/2021 Opposites aren’t always as different as they appear. But secrets can be so embarrassing. Cheeky Scottish Tour guide Vanessa “Nessie” McTavish detests nonsense. Like her nickname. But national pride and the family business keep her perpetuating the Loch Ness monster myth…until a white lie blossoms into somethingContinue reading “Lip Loch – Ann Malley”

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”

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”

Last Night – Mhairi McFarlane

Published by: HarperFictionPages: 416Date released: 01/04/2021Date read: 21/05/2021 Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia is sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have moved on by now, butContinue reading “Last Night – Mhairi McFarlane”

Writers & Lovers – Lily King

Published by: PicadorPages: 256Date released: 28/05/2020Date read: 28/05/2020 Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child gold prodigy, she now waitsContinue reading “Writers & Lovers – Lily King”

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”

Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan

Published by: Anchor BooksPages: 333Date released: 03/03/2020Date read: 06/06/2021 Set in 1980’s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-four highly developed robotic humans –Continue reading “Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan”

Life’s Too Short – Abby Jiminez

Published by: Forever/HachettePages: 384Date released: 06/04/2021Date read: 16/05/2021 When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of travelling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto. Her mother and sisterContinue reading “Life’s Too Short – Abby Jiminez”

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”