To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara @PanMacMillan @picadorbooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 11 January 2022 from PicadorPP: 729ISBN-13: 978-1529077476 In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to aContinue reading “To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara @PanMacMillan @picadorbooks”

My Books of the Year 2021

It’s hard, of course, to pick just ten, so I’m going to cheat slightly and give you 16 books and 4 audiobooks in the order in which I read them: The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean This book is a triumph. Beautifully written with depth, power and an intense, emotional engagement it searsContinue reading “My Books of the Year 2021”

Opal Country by Chris Hammer @hammerNow @WildfireBks @Bookywookydooda

Source: Purchased audible copyPublication: 28 September 2021 from Wildfire; Hardback  6 Jan 2022Narration: Lockie ChapmanListening Time: 14 hrs 37 minsASIN : B09DZ2PG3C Opals… In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable youngsters and billionaires do as they please. Bodies… ThenContinue reading “Opal Country by Chris Hammer @hammerNow @WildfireBks @Bookywookydooda”

Past Life by David Mark  (DS McAvoy #9) @davidmarkwriter @severnhouse

Source: Review copyPublication: 30 September 2021 (h/back) 1 Nov 2021 EbookPP: 249ISBN-13: 978-0727890924 My thanks to Severn House for a review copy DS Aector McAvoy must face the dark, disturbing secrets of his past if he’s to keep his family safe. The clairvoyant is found with her tongue crudely carved out, a shard of blueContinue reading “Past Life by David Mark  (DS McAvoy #9) @davidmarkwriter @severnhouse”

🌠GIVEAWAY 🌠Nowhere to Run by James Oswald @SirBenfro @WildfireBks

Last week I reviewed James Oswald’s fantastic novel ‘Nowhere to Run’, the third in the Constance Fairchild series. You can read my review below. Today, I am delighted to offer a copy of this cracking book to one lucky reader. All you have to do is to follow me (@bethsy) on Twitter and tag twoContinue reading “🌠GIVEAWAY 🌠Nowhere to Run by James Oswald @SirBenfro @WildfireBks”

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly @ConnellyBooks @Orion_Crime @MauraWilding @OrionBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Source: Review copyPublication:PP: 400ISBN-13: 978-1409186168 My thanks to Orion for an early copy for review AS NIGHT FALLS, A KILLER COMES TO LIGHT… On New Year’s Eve at the end of one of the hardest years in history, hundreds of revellers shoot their guns into the air in time-honoured LA tradition. But as the rainContinue reading “The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly @ConnellyBooks @Orion_Crime @MauraWilding @OrionBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n”

The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee  (Wyndham & Banerjee #5) @radiomukhers @VintageBooks @DeadGoodBooks @HarvillSecker #TheShadowsOfMen @vintagebooks @AnnaLRedman

Source: Review copyPublication: 11 November 2021 from Vintage BooksPP: 352ISBN-13: 978-1787300590 My thanks to Abir Mukherjee and Vintage Books for an advance copy for review Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, CaptainContinue reading “The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee  (Wyndham & Banerjee #5) @radiomukhers @VintageBooks @DeadGoodBooks @HarvillSecker #TheShadowsOfMen @vintagebooks @AnnaLRedman”

Nowhere to Run by James Oswald @SirBenfro @WildfireBks

Source: Review copyPublication: 11 November 2021 from WildfirePP: 304ISBN-13: 978-1472290465 My thanks to James Oswald and Wildfire for an advance copy for review On compassionate leave following the death of her mother, Detective Constable Constance Fairchild thought renting a cottage near Aberystwyth, Wales would get her far enough from London to finally relax. But troubleContinue reading “Nowhere to Run by James Oswald @SirBenfro @WildfireBks”

Fall by West Camel @west_camel @OrendaBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 9 October e-book; 9 December p/backPP: 276ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1913193928 My thanks to Orenda Books for an advance copy for review Estranged brothers are reunited over plans to develop the tower block where they grew up, but the desolate estate becomes a stage for reliving the events of one life-changing summer, forty yearsContinue reading “Fall by West Camel @west_camel @OrendaBooks”

Survivor’s Guilt by Michael Wood (D.C.I. Matilda Darke #8) @MichaelHWood @OneMoreChapter

Source: Review copyPublication: 28 October 2021 from One More ChapterPP: 464ISBN-13: 978-0008460655 My thanks to One More Chapter for an advance copy for review A TEAM TORN APART Nine months ago DCI Matilda Darke survived a bullet to the head. The brutal attack claimed dozens of lives, including those she loved most, and the nightmaresContinue reading “Survivor’s Guilt by Michael Wood (D.C.I. Matilda Darke #8) @MichaelHWood @OneMoreChapter”

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