Crushed; a modern Shakespearean tragedy

Dramatic, dark and unnervingly brilliant is my description of Crushed, the new novel by award winning author Kate Hamer. Days after finishing it, I can’t stop thinking about this compelling, intense read. Crushed is the…

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Book group pick: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Have you read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle yet? You know the one everyone’s going on about, the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018? Well we’ve just read it for book group…

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Blog tour: The Geography of Friendship

Set in the Australian bush, The Geography of Friendship is a novel about identity and finding yourself. It is also a novel about women and the strength we find in our friendships with each other. It was…

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Beton Rouge; a dark thriller full of wit & sarcasm

You’ll know that if you’re a regular reader of my blog that I love crime fiction, especially noir. As well as the unraveling of a good plot, I love the moral ambiguity and seediness of…

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Into The Silent Sea; a truly sinister read

Crikey, if ever there’s a book to vividly portray the old adage ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,’ Into The Silent Sea by Claire Stibbe is definitely it. This is a dark, twisted…

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