Category Archives: Book Club

The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The View from Castle Rock was book of the month in my book group recently. It is a book of short stories by the Canadian author Alice Munro, which was published in 2006 by McClelland and Stewart. It is a collection of historical and autobiographical stories. Munro was recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro …

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It’s a Wild Crime Writing Life by guest author Wendy Jones

I am delighted to host my friend and fellow crime writer, Wendy Jones on the blog today. Here she talks about her writing career, her new novel Antiques and Alibis and her new publishing contract. Over to you, Wendy. Life sometimes takes strange twists and turns, and mine is certainly testament to this. My career …

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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

The kind of books that Cecelia Aherne writes are much gentler than those I am normally drawn to. However, as my library were giving away books for free, I could not resist picking up One Hundred Names published in 2012.  One Hundred Names has quite a slow start. We meet the main protagonist, Kitty and …

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The Brotherhood by Jo Fenton

I recently discovered an author new to me, Jo Fenton, whose novel, The Brotherhood I really enjoyed. Jo Fenton’s debut novel, The Brotherhood was published by Crooked Cat Books and is a gripping psychological thriller. It tells the story of Melissa who, when face with the sudden death of her parents, joins a secretive religious sect …

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Death of a Doxy by Chris Longmuir

It was when I was at a gathering of readers and writers and bloggers that I was lucky enough to win a copy of Death of a Doxy by Chris Longmuir. The author is a delightful lady and excellent company, so it was with a great deal of excitement that I began reading her novel. …

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Outsiders by Jeremy Mills

I rarely read science fiction before my friend and fellow author, Louis K Lowy gave me an opportunity to read his intriguing novel To Dream – Anatomy of a Humachine reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/02/24/to-dream-anatomy-of-a-humachine-by-louis-k-lowy/. I very much enjoyed that novel so when Outsiders by Jeremy Mills was book of the month at my book group, I was interested …

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Death Wish by Linda Huber

I have enjoyed each book I have read by Linda Huber and when I treated myself to Death Wish, I was looking forward to it. I was not disappointed! It is an excellent pyschological thriller.  The story revolves around two neighbouring households, each has their own issues. Their problems become increasingly interwoven througout the book …

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He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I had been avoiding the novel HeSaid/SheSaid by Erin Kelly because I had heard it was about rape and I thought that subject matter would not suit me. How silly I am! I should know by now that when Erin Kelly approaches any topic, she will involve twists and turns that thrill and fascinate in …

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The Secret Language of Women by Nina Romano

Have you ever come across a book that delights you? I had never read any novels by Nina Romano previously, but The Secret Language of Women was recommended to me by so many people, that I decided it would be churlish to ignore this book. I am so glad I picked it up. The Secret …

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Pressure by Betsy Reavley

The new novel Pressure by Betsy Reavley was recommended to me recently, so I was pleased to make time to read this novel. The title is used to great advantage and the different meanings of the word pressure are itemised at the beginning of the book. This is a useful beginning. Pressure takes place on …

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