Category Archives: Book Club

One Hot Summer by Kat French

I picked up One Hot Summer by Kat French when it was sold as excess stock by my local library. This novel falls squarely within the Chick-Lit category and it is great fun: indeed quite steamy in parts! The main protagonist, Alice, separated from her actor husband, Brad, after he cheated with his co-star, Felicity. …

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Ninja School Mum by Lizzie Chantree

Have you ever picked up a book, not expecting too much from it, but finishing it delighted that you read it? This is how I felt about Ninja School Mum. I will put my cards on the table, I bouthg it because I consider the author, Lizzie Chantree to be a friend. However, as is …

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Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin

I was first introduced to Ian Rankin novels many years ago when my daughter mentioned that her form teacher’s name was used in his books. That was so many years ago that said daughter is a form teacher herself. Sorry Ian! Most recently I read Rather be the Devil and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here. …

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The Brotherhood: A Psychological Thriller by J.L.Fenton

I recently had an opportunity to read The Brotherhood: A Psychological Thriller by J.L.Fenton. She is a new author to me and I do enjoy exploring the work of different authors. Also, readers of this blog will be aware that crime thrillers are my favourite genre. This book had me hooked from the very beginning: …

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Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton

I very much enjoy the easy read of a Hamish Macbeth story by M.C.Beaton. Ms Beaton is an inspirational writer. She still produces two books a year: one in her Hamish Macbeth series and another in her Agatha Raisin series. Her books, The Death of a Kingfisher https://bookreviewstoday.info/2014/03/26/the-death-of-a-kingfisher-by-m-c-beaton/ and The Death of a Travelling Man https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/11/27/the-death-of-a-travelling-man-by-m-c-beaton/ are …

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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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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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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 Silence by Katharine Johnson

I very rarely make new year resolutions, but this year I made one that I think will be easy to keep: I plan to read more books by authors with whose work I am unfamiliar. I am so glad I did: I have found a real winner in The Silence by Katharine Johnson. The Silence …

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

I do not read a great many ghost stories, alhtough I did read and enjoy Kindred Spirits: The Royal Mile by Jennifer C. Wilson at the end of last year and that is reviewed here, https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/08/30/kindred-spirits-the-royal-mile-by-jennifer-c-wilson/ . I read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, because it was book of the month in my book …

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