The Slaughter Man; a modern day fairy tale

[Fairy tales are] such dark, peculiar, amoral stories – stories that warn us to stay out of the woods but that also teach us how to survive. Cassandra Parkin When I interviewed Cassandra Parkin at…

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Live a Little; full of laughter, life and love

I warn you all – I suffered a serious book hangover after reading Live a Little. Actually it’s a week since I’ve finished this fab book and I think I’m still suffering the remnants of…

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A Place to Lie; a sinister fairy tale

Eerie and sinister, A Place to Lie is a fascinating psychological thriller with a disturbing fairy tale vibe. With the crux of the story set in Witchwood, a fictional village on the edge of the…

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The July Girls; a simmering summer read

Published tomorrow (25th July 2919) The July Girls by Phoebe Locke is definitely a book you need to read. In my view it is by far one of my top reads of 2019. With such…

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The Forgotten Sister; an explosive portrayal of family dynamics

The Forgotten Sister is an emotionally charged slow burner. This is a skillfully crafted novel about adoption. It is raw, thought-provoking and a definite must-read. I really felt for each of the characters as Caroline…

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