The Visitors: a creepy psychological family portrait

“Creepy, eccentric, chilling” are the three words Catherine Burns uses when I ask her to describe her debut novel The Visitors. And yes, this is a description that I agree with; it is dark, it…

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Tin Man; a novel of friendship, love and loss

Everyone has been raving about Sarah Winman’s latest novel Tin Man and with very good reason – it is brilliant! I read this book on holiday and it made me cry on the beach (I…

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The Way Back To Us: emotionally charged brilliance

The Way Back To Us has had such an emotional impact on me. It is not a happy read so I wouldn’t advise it if you are looking for some light escapism. However it is…

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The Betrayals: an absorbing yet frustrating read

I’ve procrastinated writing my review of this book. Why? Because in one sense I absolutely loved it and I found it all-consuming (which I love when I’m reading a book). On the other hand it…

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A story of toxic masculinity: One of the Boys

Over the last few years there has been a rise in domestic noir fiction; you only need to think of Girl on a Train, Gone Girl and I Let You Go to realise that domestic…

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