The Wife Upstairs; a chilling retelling of Jane Eyre

I’ve always loved Jane Eyre and love Wide Sargasso Sea too. So when I was offered to the opportunity to read and review The Wife Upstairs, a modern interpretation of the classic story which is…

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Fortune Favours The Dead; classic noir with a feminist twist

With nostalgic echoes of Agatha Christie and the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson partnership, Fortune Favours The Dead introduces a new crime-solving duo onto the literary scene. It is so kick-ass and so refreshing.…

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The Big Chill; a cracking crime sequel

You may recall that back in the early days of 2020 I was lucky enough to read and review A Dark Matter, the first book in the quirky crime series by Scottish writer Doug Johnstone.…

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Buried; a crime thriller to get lost in

So I began reading Lynda La Plante’s new crime thriller Buried just before lockdown set in – a time when my own anxiety at what’s happening at the moment was at its peak. Yes, initially…

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A Dark Matter; grit, intrigue and humour

A Dark Matter really gripped me – believe me – more than I thought it would. With an intriguing plot set in Edinburgh, I expected to like it, but I didn’t expect to absolutely love…

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