Winter People; a powerful slow burner

Winter People by Gráinne Murphy is an emotional slow burner that really drew me in. It is a poignant, character driven story about resilience, self-forgiveness and how we use different coping mechanisms to survive the…

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The Tin Nose Shop; brutally beautiful

I was really attracted to read The Tin Nose Shop by American author Don J. Snyder for various reasons; first it is inspired by an extraordinary real life story from the First World War; I…

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The Bones of Barry Knight; raw and unflinching

Wow! I really believe The Bones of Barry Knight may be one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Although a fairly short novel (just over 250 pages), every word is thought-provoking and…

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The Shadow Bird; an emotive, twisting thriller

I enjoyed The Shadow Bird – in fact I really enjoyed The Shadow Bird. This is such a seductive thriller that got right under my skin. It’s full of subtle details so I did have…

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To Dare; simmering suspense

To Dare is a clever psychological tapestry that I couldn’t quite piece together right until the very end. Hence this brooding domestic fiction intrigued me more and more as the story developed and the unease…

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