Book Reviews

18 August 2023

Land Girls at The Wartime Bookshop by Lesley Eames

Churchwood has never needed The Wartime Bookshop, or its community, more. But when the bookshop comes under threat at the worst possible time, can Alice, Kate and Naomi pull together ...
21 June 2022

Hide by Kiersten White review: Dripping with horror and suspense

Described as ‘the book you need after Squid Game’, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Kiersten White’s adult debut novel, Hide. I didn’t know much ...
29 April 2022

Guilty Women by Melanie Blake review: The most fun you will have with a novel this year

If there’s one thing you should know before picking up Melanie Blake’s latest novel, Guilty Women, it’s that you’re going to have a lot of fun. There are discussions of ...
29 April 2022

Nettle and Bone review: A fantasy tale about vengeance, anger and family

When a princess is tired of seeing her sisters mistreated, it seems the only way to fix it is to kill the one responsible – which might be (a lot) ...
19 April 2022

The Accomplice review: A captivating, well-crafted thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat

When two best friends become entangled in a murder investigation, again, will their friendship be broken, or can they make it through together?  Author of this incredible book, Lisa Lutz, ...
4 April 2022

Review: Dilly Carter's Create Space: Declutter Your Home To Clear Your Mind

Most people will recognise Dilly Carter as the straight talking organiser from BBC’s hit decluttering show Sort Your Life Out with Stacey Solomon. This is how Dilly first appeared on ...
26 March 2022

Dark Stars review: A beautifully scary collection of tales from horror’s best writers

Many may be used to witnessing horror stories unfold on the big screen, but if they were to look towards books, and this one in particular, there wouldn’t be much ...

10 March 2022

Where Blood Runs Cold review: A chilling thriller set in the unforgiving Norwegian mountains

What would you do if you witnessed a cold-blooded murder whilst your young daughter slept peacefully just a few steps away from where the crime took place? Would you freeze ...
2 March 2022

The Paris Apartment review: What we thought of Lucy Foley’s slow-burning missing person mystery

An eagerly anticipated thriller for 2022, The Paris Apartment is New York Times best seller Lucy Foley’s latest murder mystery which explores the nitty gritty of a rich and secretive ...
15 February 2022

Dálvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra Review

When Laura set out to live in the Arctic, she never imagined the life that would unfold before her...  Laura Galloway, author of this stunning memoir, is both a writer and ...
21 January 2022

Such A Good Wife Review: A gripping tale of lust, grief and regret

Melanie Hale is a devoted housewife and mother, but when the pull of a handsome writer draws her in, she’s heading down a road from which there is no return.  ...
17 December 2021

On The Edge by Jane Jesmond Review: A brilliant debut for an all-new series

If you're looking for an exciting mystery to spice things up this winter, then On The Edge may just be the book for you! This amazing debut novel from Jane Jesmond ...
13 December 2021

Reflections Review: Holly Willoughby’s self-help book is a beautiful guide to loving yourself

Beauty is an almost undefinable word. We can be at peace with ourselves one day, and have an identity crisis the next; Reflections is here to tell us that we are all ...
7 December 2021

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Review: A premium, lightweight experience

Ever since its original release back in 2018, the Kindle Paperwhite has been a solid choice for those who wanted to make the move to an e-reader, or simply supplement ...

1 November 2021

An Introduction To Ior Bock And The Bock Saga

As the feud between religious science-deniers and atheist Genesis-bashers intensifies, an alternative origin story has been gaining significant traction worldwide. Here, the author and historian Carl Borgen examines the phenomenon ...
14 October 2021

REVIEW: Pug Actually by Matt Dunn

When your love life isn’t going so well, who do you need to fix it? In this case, a pug named Doug might do the trick. Author of this endearing ...
21 September 2021

REVIEW: The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes

Never have I ever come across a book quite as bold as Rian Hughes’ sophomore release, The Black Locomotive. Blending literature with both art and real-world commentary, I’m not sure ...
20 September 2021

REVIEW: Underbelly by Anna Whitehouse

Underbelly by Anna Whitehouse is a dark, gritty and refreshingly honest portrayal of motherhood in the age of social media. It honestly blew my expectations out of the water and ...
14 September 2021

REVIEW: Don’t Forget Me by Lisa Nicholas

Adam thought his old life was finished, that those he loved were gone... little does he know that his new life is still intertwined with her. Author of Don’t Forget ...
26 August 2021

REVIEW: She’s Mine by A. A. Chaudhuri

After Christine’s daughter was taken from her, the nightmare began. Author of this exceptional novel, that releases today in paperback (August 26th, 2021), A. A. Chaudhuri, is a former City lawyer ...
19 August 2021

REVIEW: What Lies Buried by Kerry Daynes

Kerry Daynes is an expert forensic psychologist who has seen a multitude of both disturbing and uplifting things in her job, and has worked with some noteworthy clients. Author of this ...
7 August 2021

REVIEW: With Teeth by Kristen Arnett

Sammie and Monika are trying to raise their son, but Sammie is reaching breaking point. Author of this unique novel, Kristen Arnett, is an American fiction writer and essayist. Her ...
31 July 2021

REVIEW: You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry

Poppy Wright and her best friend Alex Nilsen have taken a summer trip almost every year since they’ve met, but could this one be their last? Author of this light, ...
17 July 2021

REVIEW: What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Eleanor may be strange, but compared to the rest of her family, she’s the most boring girl on the planet. What Big Teeth was written by non-binary author Rose Szabo ...