Month: March 2021

My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2021. Last year I chose eight books in the first half but I already have eight so I’m going to break with tradition. Lost Property by Helen Paris Each year I wait for that one book that grabs me by the heart and won’t let go. It’s only just February and I have … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

With a foreword by Margaret Atwood A celebration of love in its many guises, The Republic of Love recounts the heartfelt tale of two of life’s unlucky lovers: Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has kept her from focusing on any one man; and, right across the street, Tom, a popular radio talk-show host who’s been through three marriages and divorces in his … Read More The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet they are all lies… You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. That’s where you’re wrong. In the dark forest at the … Read More The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Box by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Simon’s new job is not what it seem. Simon can’t stand working with Jackie. And now she’s been promoted and he’ll have to work even closer with her, it’s time for him to find a new job. Which doesn’t take long. But who is the mysterious man he’s working for? And why does Simon start speaking in a peculiar language every now and then? … Read More The Box by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Manipulated Lives by HA Leuschel

Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games. Narcissists are everywhere. They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic. Anyone can be their target. #ManipulatedLives @HALeuschel @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. … Read More Manipulated Lives by HA Leuschel

The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey

Tragedy brought them together. The truth will tear them apart. It’s supposed to be Laura’s dream holiday: a trip to France with a group of friends to see their favourite band play live. But the holiday quickly turns to disaster, and Laura is left haunted by terrifying images from the worst night of her life. #TheSilentFriend @dianefjeffrey @HQstories @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  When Laura finds an … Read More The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey

Dog Days by Ericka Waller

George is very angry. His wife has upped and died on him, and all he wants to do is sit in his underpants and shout at the cricket. The last thing he needs is his cake-baking neighbour Betty trying to rescue him. And then there’s the dog, a dachshund puppy called Poppy. George doesn’t want a dog – he wants a fight. #DogDays @ErickaWaller1 … Read More Dog Days by Ericka Waller

Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

When Kevin Gogarty’s irrepressible eighty-three-year-old mother, Millie, is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits’ end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenage daughter, Aideen, whose troubles escalate when … Read More Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

Girl in the Walls by AJ Gnuse

’Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home,stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air. Not everyone can do what they can.But soon enough, they can’t help themselves. Signs of their presence remain in a house.Eventually, every hidden thing is found.’ Elise knows every inch of the house. She knows which boards will creak. She knows where … Read More Girl in the Walls by AJ Gnuse

The Secret Sister by M.M. DeLuca

Some secrets won’t stay buried… There are things I want to tell my husband, Guy, about my past. I want to tell him how I bounced from foster home to foster home. I want to tell him that living with him is the first time I’ve ever felt safe and loved. Most of all, I want to tell him about my little sister, who … Read More The Secret Sister by M.M. DeLuca

The Favour by Laura Vaughan

Fortune favours the fraud… When she was thirteen years old, Ada Howell lost not just her father, but the life she felt she was destined to lead. Now, at eighteen, Ada is given a second chance when her wealthy godmother gifts her with an extravagant art history trip to Italy. #TheFavour @LVaughanWrites @CorvusBooks @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours In the palazzos of Venice, the cathedrals of Florence … Read More The Favour by Laura Vaughan

Comeback by Chris Limb

Genie has everything – a BRIT award, a singing career, the attention of the press and Oliver Fox, a pretty boy who looks good on her arm. Until he dies. #Comeback @catmachine @unbounders @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  His death brings Genie’s long buried feelings bubbling to the surface. Her grief over the death of her lover Wendi who introduced her to this world. Her self doubt … Read More Comeback by Chris Limb