Author Archive: Val Penny

The Secret by Katharine Johnson

Katharine Johnson is one of my favourite authors. I read her book The Silence earlier this year so when I heard she had a new book out, The Secret, I was keen to read it. I did read it – in one sitting! This is such a thrilling book. The Secret is set in the …

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Still Dark by Alex Gray

I recently treated myself to Still Dark by Alex Gray. She is a Scottish crime writer whose books I have enjoyed in the past. Several are reveiwed on this site including Five Ways to Kill a Man https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/09… and The Darkest Goodbye https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/07…. Still Dark follows on from The Darkest Goodbye. Indeed, although this crime thriller has a …

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A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty

When I went on holiday recently, I took a few books with me so that I could sit in the sun, relax and enjoy. One of the novels was A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty, a new author from Glasgow, Scotland. This is his debut novel published by Crooked Cat Books. It is based on …

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Foxtrot in Freshby by Awen Thornber

Awen Thornber is a new author to me and I don’t often read romances but, when I was getting ready to go on holiday, I chose Foxtrot in Freshby to take with me. Foxtrot in Freshby tells the story of dance teacher Gina Pendleton. She finds her boyfriend cheating with the person she thought was …

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Is it a crime novel? By guest author Nancy Jardine

Today, my friend and fellow author, Nancy Jardine stops by my blog to discuss her books. Thank you, Nancy. Tell us about your work. I start with a very broad question because you write crime thriller novels, Val, but it’s one which I’ve been asked more than once while selling my novels at Book Fairs, …

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Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny by guest author Susan Roebuck

I have a new hero: Detective Inspect Hunter Wilson – tough when he needs to be but with a soft centre. Move over all you crime writers, there’s a new girl in town : Val Penny . She’s penned a crime thriller that is so well plotted with a myriad of believable characters that the …

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The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May reviewed by guest author Sue Roebuck

The Cocktail Bar comes fast on the heels of Oh! What a Pavlova. Although it’s not a sequel, it does continue the author’s unique – and soon-to-be very popular (you mark my words) writing voice which is like a breath of fresh air. I think Ms May enjoys writing so much that her enthusiasm shines …

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The Girl in the Gallery by Alice Castle

When I was on holiday last year I read Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed it and reviewed the book here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/10… . So I was delighted, when I was browsing Amazon recently, that the site suggested I might be interested in the author’s new book The Girl in the Gallery. Amazon, for once, …

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The Truthseeker by Heidi Catherine reviewed by guest author Susan Roebuck

This series just gets better and better. The Truthseeker sees the return of the Soulweavers, the Mother (although you might not recognise her), the Author and the new character the Truthseeker. Heidi Catherine’s imagination holds no bounds in this book : the reader visits a planet far away where humans are evolving into fish; then …

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After the Fall by Charity Norman

This book was the first story I had ever read that was set in New Zealand. It is the book that was book of the month in my book club. After the Fall is a psychological thriller by Charity Norman. The author was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and …

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