Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith @michael_f_smith @noexitpress @annecater

Source: Review copyPublication: 19th March 2020 from No Exit PressPP: 256ISBN-13: 978-0857303905 The town of Red Bluff, Mississippi, has seen better days, though those who’ve held on have little memory of when that was. Myer, the county’s aged, sardonic lawman, still thinks it can prove itself — when confronted by a strange family of drifters,Continue reading “Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith @michael_f_smith @noexitpress @annecater”

The Operator by Gretchen Berg @headlinepg @annecater #TheOperator #GretchenBerg

Source: Review copyPublication: 10th March 2020 from Headline ReviewPP: 352ISBN-13: 978-1472264107 It’s 1952. The switchboard operators in Wooster, Ohio, love nothing more than to eavesdrop on their neighbours’ conversations, and gossip about what they learn. Vivian Dalton is no different (despite her teenage daughter’s disapproval), and always longs to hear something scandalous. But on theContinue reading “The Operator by Gretchen Berg @headlinepg @annecater #TheOperator #GretchenBerg”

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue @CorvusBooks #templehousevanishing

Source: Review copyPublication: 20th February 2020 from CorvusPP: 336ISBN-13: 978-1786499387 Power. Jealousy. Desire. Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her charismatic teacher disappeared without trace… When Louisa arrives at Temple House, an elite catholic boarding school, she quickly finds herself drawn to sophisticated fellow pupil Victoria and their young bohemian art teacher, Mr Lavelle.Continue reading “The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue @CorvusBooks #templehousevanishing”

The Snakes by Sadie Jones @ThatSadieJones @ChattoBooks @midaspr @annecater #TheSnakes

Source: Review copyPublication: 20th February 2020 from VintagePP: 448ISBN-13: 978-1784708825 Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea’s dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted,Continue reading “The Snakes by Sadie Jones @ThatSadieJones @ChattoBooks @midaspr @annecater #TheSnakes”

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano @napolitanoann @VikingBooksUK #DearEdward

Source: Review copyPublication: 20th February 2020 from VikingPP: 352ISBN-13: 978-0241384077 One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles. There are 192 passengers aboard: among them a young woman taking a pregnancy test in the airplane toilet; a Wall Street millionaire flirting with the air hostess; an injured soldier returning fromContinue reading “Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano @napolitanoann @VikingBooksUK #DearEdward”

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende @isabelallende @BloomsburyBooks

Source: Review copyPublication: 21 January 2020 from BloomsburyPP: 336ISBN-13: 978-1526615909 September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles’ splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life – andContinue reading “A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende @isabelallende @BloomsburyBooks”

On the Up by Alice O’Keeffe @AliceOKeeffe @CoronetBooks @JennyPlatt90 #OnTheUp

Source: Review copyPublication: 14 November 2019 from CoronetPP: 336ISBN-13: 978-1529303353 By reading Style magazine, I was training myself not to want things. It was going quite well. I had already found that I did not want a pair of Yves Saint Laurent mules, a chandelier made from plastic antlers, or a diamond-encrusted necklace in theContinue reading “On the Up by Alice O’Keeffe @AliceOKeeffe @CoronetBooks @JennyPlatt90 #OnTheUp”

The Confession by Jessie Burton @picadorbooks @greenkatie @

Source: Review copyPublication: 19th September from PicadorPP: 462ISBN-13: 978-1509886142 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 LA, a city of strangeContinue reading “The Confession by Jessie Burton @picadorbooks @greenkatie @”

What is Home? Chaired by Val McDermid with Robin Robertson, Linda Grant and Leila Abouela. @EdBookFest

The Edinburgh International Book Festival theme for 2019 is ‘We Need New Stories’. As part of that strand, there have been sessions on Homelessness, and I had the enormous privilege of attending two of those which have been both profound and educational in the broadest sense. The first of these, chaired by Val McDermid, sawContinue reading “What is Home? Chaired by Val McDermid with Robin Robertson, Linda Grant and Leila Abouela. @EdBookFest”

The Carer by Deborah Moggach @publicitybooks @tinderpress #TheCarer #DeborahMoggach

Source: Review copyPublication: July 9th 2019 from Tinder PressPP: 272ISBN-13: 978-1472260482 James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy’s virtues, their shopping trips, and theContinue reading “The Carer by Deborah Moggach @publicitybooks @tinderpress #TheCarer #DeborahMoggach”

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