Category: childhood

In the Clearing by J P Pomare

Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what’s expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn’t fitting in; she doesn’t want to stay. What happens next will turn … Read More In the Clearing by J P Pomare

The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir Translated by Victoria Cribb

The first in the electrifying new Forbidden Iceland series, The Creak on the Stairs is an exquisitely written, claustrophobic and chillingly atmospheric debut thriller by one of Iceland’s most exciting new talents. #TheCreakontheStairs @evaaegisdottir @OrendaBooks @victoriacribb #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #IcelandNoir #NordicNoir When the body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’s no stranger to … Read More The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir Translated by Victoria Cribb

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Cat lives in Los Angeles, about as far away as she can get from her estranged twin sister El and No. 36 Westeryk Road, the imposing Gothic house in Edinburgh where they grew up. As girls, they invented Mirrorland, a dark, imaginary place under the pantry stairs full of pirates, witches, and clowns. These days Cat rarely thinks about their childhood home, or the … Read More Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel

An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood. Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, whose own children rarely visit her. … Read More The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel

Say No More (The Sacramento Series #2) by Karen Rose

If they ever catch you, say nothing. Admit nothing. Never tell. Mercy Callahan never thought she’d be able to talk about her past. When she arrives in Sacramento to make peace with her brother Gideon, and to help find the brutal cult that took away her childhood, she is finally ready to talk. But when Ephraim Burton – the man who made her life … Read More Say No More (The Sacramento Series #2) by Karen Rose

Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis

Jenny has just given birth to the baby she’s always wanted. She’s never been this happy. Her husband, Leo, knows this baby girl can’t be his. He’s never felt so betrayed. The same night, a vulnerable young woman, Hannah, wakes to find her newborn lifeless beside her. She’s crazed with grief. When chance throws Hannah into Leo’s path, they make a plan that will have … Read More Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis

The Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler

A gruesome discovery unravels a dark trail of murder and madness. @CharlieTyler17 #CryOfTheLake  #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours A six-year-old girl sneaks out of bed to capture a mermaid but instead discovers a dead body. Terrified and unable to make sense of what she sees, she locks the vision deep inside her mind. Ten years later, Lily is introduced to the charismatic Flo and they become … Read More The Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

Yorkshire, the summer of 1962. Sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become? @matson_taylor_ @ScribnerBooks #TheMiseducationOfEvieEpworth @annecater #RandomThingsTours Up until now, Evie’s life has been nothing special: a patchwork of school, Girl Guides, cows, milk deliveries, lost mothers, and village fetes. But, inspired by her idols (Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen), she dreams … Read More The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

Monstrous Souls by Rebecca Kelly

What if you knew the truth but couldn’t remember? Over a decade ago, Heidi was the victim of a brutal attack that left her hospitalised, her younger sister missing, and her best friend dead. But Heidi doesn’t remember any of that. She’s lived her life since then with little memory of her friends and family and no recollection of the crime. But lately, it’s … Read More Monstrous Souls by Rebecca Kelly

The Split by Sharon J. Bolton

No matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you… The remote Antarctic island of South Georgia is about to send off its last boat of the summer – which signifies safety to resident glaciologist Felicity Lloyd. Felicity lives in fear – fear that her ex-husband Freddie will find her, even out here. She took a job on this isolated … Read More The Split by Sharon J. Bolton

Shh by Jocelyn Dexter

What’s the best way to frighten a Deaf person? Turn off the light. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it isn’t funny at all. Annie Black, who is profoundly deaf, finds herself at the heart of a set of brutal murders.  Teaming up with the lead Detective, the pair attempt to understand the psychology driving the killer. Having a voice, and … Read More Shh by Jocelyn Dexter

The Glass House by Eve Chase

Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found. The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They’re grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the house’s dark, dusty corners. Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her secret, suspended in a … Read More The Glass House by Eve Chase