The Lost Hours by Susan Lewis.

The latest Susan Lewis is a little different, in that it has all the usual family drama, but with the added element of a police procedural. The Crayce family live down in the south west of the country, on the moors in Devon and come across as a very privileged family. The land they ownContinue reading “The Lost Hours by Susan Lewis.”

The Imposter by Anna Wharton.

Publisher: Mantle Published: 1st April 2021 ISBN: 978-1529037395 Chloe hasn’t had an easy life. As a child growing up in care she has had her fair share of being pulled from one place to another, never really knowing where home was. At least now she lives with her Nan, but she is struggling with theContinue reading “The Imposter by Anna Wharton.”

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner.

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time. Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the cityContinue reading “The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner.”

Nighthawking by Russ Thomas

Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens – an oasis of peace in a world filled with sorrow, confusion and pain. And then, one morning, a body is found in the Gardens. A young woman, dead from a stab wound, buried in a quiet corner. Police quickly determine that the body’s been there for months. It would haveContinue reading “Nighthawking by Russ Thomas”

Throwback Thursday! The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Armin.

This is such an apt novel for the time of year, but I’ve found myself thinking about it recently for two other reasons. Of course spring is on it’s way, but this year is something of a personal renaissance. I’ve been shielding since the second lockdown, because I have multiple sclerosis and it means IContinue reading “Throwback Thursday! The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Armin.”

Backstories by Simon Van der Velde

“What I want is to find the spark, to dig down into their pain, their passions and their imperfections, and show you our heroes as they truly are. “ Backstories is a unique collection of stories each told from the point of view of a famous, (or notorious) person at a pivotal moment in theirContinue reading “Backstories by Simon Van der Velde”

The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett.

When I’m looking at the blog tours that are available to me, nothing makes me jump on board quicker than the words ‘atmospheric Victorian chiller’. I can’t get enough of this genre, so I was really looking forward to spending the weekend immersed in this debut novel. 1871. An age of discovery and progress. ButContinue reading “The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett.”

The April Dead by Alan Parks.

NO ONE WILL FORGET . . . In a grimy flat in Glasgow, a homemade bomb explodes, leaving few remains to identify its maker. Detective Harry McCoy knows in his gut that there’ll be more to follow. The hunt for a missing sailor from the local US naval base leads him to the secretive groupContinue reading “The April Dead by Alan Parks.”

Another Life by Jodie Chapman.

Published by Michael Joseph, 1st April 2021. Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful and from a very different world to Nick. She’s grown up preparing fot the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all offContinue reading “Another Life by Jodie Chapman.”

A Mirror Murder by Helen Hollick.

Today, as part of the Damp Pebbles blog tour, I’m sharing an extract from A Mirror Murder by Helen Hollick. CHAPTER ONE Life After School Murder, when I was a naïve sixteen-year-old, was very firmly in my uncle and guardian, DCI Toby Christopher’s domain, not mine. But two years after leaving school, in the summer ofContinue reading “A Mirror Murder by Helen Hollick.”