Category: review

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

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

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

Picturing the Past by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Congratulations! It’s the 20th episode!! Picturing the PastA brush with the past What a beautiful, poetic, yet ultimately sad story of commercial success but unfulfilled, suppressed creativity. It takes place in two timescales – nowadays when Amy and Ruth attend an exhibition of paintings by landscape artist Hugo Westfield who died in 1947, aged just 59. The history of the artist is described in … Read More Picturing the Past by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan

Madame Burova – Tarot Reader, Palmist and Clairvoyant is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront after fifty years. Imelda Burova has spent a lifetime keeping other people’s secrets and her silence has come at a price. She has seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools. Her cards had unmasked them all and … Read More Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely.But everyone deserves a second chance… Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. #SavingMissy #MeetMissy @BethMorrey @fictionpubteam @HarperCollinsUK #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that … Read More Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

Old Bones by Helen Kitson

Diana and her sister Antonia are house-sharing spinsters who have never got over their respective first loves. Diana owns a gift shop, but rarely works there. Antonia is unemployed, having lost her teaching job at an all girls’ school following a shocking outburst in the classroom after enduring years of torment. Diana is a regular at the local library, Antonia enjoys her “nice” magazines, … Read More Old Bones by Helen Kitson