The Octopus Man; full of humanity, wit and warmth

I have read loads of books in my time but I can honestly say I have never read anything quite like The Octopus Man. I am so grateful to have read this important, unflinching but…

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A Man of Understanding; a novel to stir the senses

When I was approached to read and review A Man of Understanding, the new novel by Diana Janney I thought it seemed unique and touching. That was definitely an underestimation. I was correct about it…

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The Coffin Club; a sinister, twisted thriller

Wow! The Coffin Club is a fantastic psychological thriller. Rightly so there’s been a big buzz about this book but actually in my opinion it deserves even more of a buzz. I raced through it…

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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 Physician’s Daughter; unforgettable historic fiction

I really loved The Physician’s Daughter, the new novel by award winning novelist Martha Conway. Yes, I love historical fiction and as this novel is set in the aftermath of the American Civil War, I…

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