Book Reviews

17 April 2021

Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

After Angrboda is cast out after being burned for the third time, her life changes in the most unimaginable way… Author of this spectacular novel, Genevieve Gornichec, uses her degree in ...
9 April 2021

Review: The Art of Death by David Fennell

Detective Inspector (DI) Grace Archer is about to start her new job at Charing Cross station, but her first day is more chaotic than she thought it would be… Author ...
2 April 2021

Review: The Soho Noir book set by T.S. Hunter

Two men with separate lives become close after the murder of their mutual friend. They solve crimes the police care nothing about – and it seems their first case is ...
18 March 2021

Review: The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

A serial killer is on the loose in London. The killer leaves a very specific mark on the victims – the only problem? That killer has already be found. It ...
3 March 2021

Review: The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean

Trapped for years. Trapped in the most open prison you could imagine. Fields stretch out before her, but she cannot leave. The Last Thing To Burn is a book like ...
25 February 2021

Review: Shiver by Allie Reynolds

The world of competitive sport is a dangerous one for a bunch of different reasons. Take snowboarding, for example. Not only do you have to compete with the fear of ...
18 February 2021

Review: The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse is a brilliant debut thriller!

Horror and thriller books may be the hardest to write, with the author having to describe each moment through language rather than through sight. Fortunately, Sarah Pearse cuts right through ...
14 February 2021

Review: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Blood Orange is the Edinburgh-born author’s debut novel and Tyce has since released a second novel 'The Lies You Told'. Harriet Tyce's thriller Blood Orange is the perfect book to ...

9 February 2021

Curses of Cousins by Cliff Bacchus

Curses for Cousins is a timely novel, tackling a challenging and quasi-taboo topic that is too often politely ignored by society: the practice of intermarriage between cousins.  A pacey psychological ...
7 February 2021

Review: It by Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is a British writer, model, fashion designer and renowned (as well as now self-professed) 'IT-girl'. The book's title alone shows that Alexa Chung recognises herself, and rightly so, ...
6 February 2021

Review: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is a triumph!

Four senior citizens getting together to solve a murder doesn’t seem like the racy thriller you’re after, but believe us, it really is. Richard Osman, comedian and writer, surpasses himself and ...
2 February 2021

Review: Ruthless Women by Melanie Blake

If there’s one book you’re going to read in 2021, make it Ruthless Women. Utterly addictive from its opening chapters, the technically fictional novel (which draws on author Melanie Blake’s ...

2 February 2021

Operation Bluebird by Harry Old

Operation Bluebird by Harry Old is a gritty romantic thriller that will keep readers turning the pages until the shocking climax. By Timothy Arden  For those who love a crime novel ...
24 January 2021

Review: Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

Privilege, energy, growth, insecurities, behaviour, and the real meaning of beauty. ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ is the best-selling debut novel from activist and illustrator Florence Given and even from ...

27 November 2020

Review: Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Some of us love the system. Many of us want to challenge it and bring about change. Then there are the majority who are pretty indifferent either way. What all ...
17 November 2020

Review: Playdate by Alex Dahl

For a parent, the scariest thing in the world would be to lose a child. That fear only exacerbates when a youngster goes missing without a trace, stolen away by ...
12 November 2020

Review: Winging It by Anna Jefferson

Winging It begins with the protagonist Emily in the middle of labour, as she brings her little girl Lucy into the world.  As a reader you are quite literally thrown ...

11 November 2020

Review: Have Yourself A Minimalist Christmas by Meg Nordmann

I was gifted Have Yourself A Minimalist Christmas on my birthday by my mum. I had actually asked for it as a Christmas present, but as she rightfully said, ‘you ...

5 November 2020

Female First reviews... The Apparition Phase by Will Maclean

Tim and Abi are siblings who share a passion for all things supernatural. Their fascination leads them to make up a story about a ghost in their attic- but a ...

6 October 2020

Review: Lockdown Parenting Fails by Nathan Joyce

As soon as Lockdown Parenting Fails landed on my desk, I knew I had to read it right away and I demolished it in one sitting.  As a parent during ...
2 October 2020

Review: The Devil and the Dark Water

Wow. That's the review. Saying much more would spoil the surprises that Stuart Turton has layered throughout his sophomore novel, The Devil and the Dark Water. Acting as the follow-up to ...

21 September 2020

Everything we hated about JK Rowling's new novel Troubled Blood [REVIEW]

Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are back to solve another puzzling crime in the fifth installment of JK Rowling's crime series written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Perhaps predictably, Troubled ...
6 August 2020

Too Much and Never Enough review: Donald Trump eviscerated in Mary Trump's scathing family history

For the blindly loyal followers of the 45th President of the United States, Mary Trump's new book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man will likely ...
7 April 2020

Review: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Denmark has a reputation for being one of the happiest countries in the world. So what’s their secret?  We all want to know, which is why this book has been ...