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The Silk Pavilion by Sarah Walton

Lucy’s on assignment. The wild reclusive writer awaits her arrival in his Mallorcan home. She wants the story of his life. He wants her to become part of it. Villa Rosa hides a dark secret.  Beneath Deià’s sunny olive groves are the bodies of a generation.  Spain’s unearthed shadow entwines with Lucy’s as her own skeletons start to rattle out of her closet.  Will … Read More The Silk Pavilion by Sarah Walton

The Woman Who Knew Faces (Karen Thorpe series #3) by Jane Badrock

One tenacious cop, one amazing artist. There’s a big operation underway and DS Karen Thorpe is feeling left out. Then she meets Emma, with the ability to memorise faces, and Karen’s re-energised with her potential crime-solving contribution. But she’s not the only one. #TheWomanWhoKnewFaces @janebadrock @QuestionPress @Zooloo’s Book Tours @zooloo2008 #ZooloosBookTours #blogtour A body turns up and Karen is finally called up to work with the Met. But Emma’s … Read More The Woman Who Knew Faces (Karen Thorpe series #3) by Jane Badrock

My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2022. So far I’ve read some good books.  Tapestry by Beth Duke “We’re all part of a tapestry bigger than any of us can imagine, weaving in and out and creating a glorious picture. All of us from the beginning of time.” What a lovely thought. My brother had his DNA done and assuming … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Sundial by Catriona Ward

You can’t escape what’s in your blood… All Rob wanted was a normal life. She almost got it, too: a husband, two kids, a nice house in the suburbs. But Rob fears for her oldest daughter, Callie, who collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends. Rob sees a darkness in Callie, one that reminds her too much of the family she left behind. … Read More Sundial by Catriona Ward

Nasty Little Cuts by Tina Baker

WHEN YOUR MARRIAGE IS THIS BROKEN, YOU MAY NOT MAKE IT OUT ALIVE. A nightmare jolts Debs awake. She leaves the kids tucked up in their beds and goes downstairs. There’s a man in her kitchen, holding a knife. But it’s not an intruder. This is her husband Marc, the father of her children. A man she no longer recognises. Once their differences were … Read More Nasty Little Cuts by Tina Baker

If She Wakes (Harlow Series #2) by Erik Therme 

Who do you trust when everyone is lying? My name is Tess Parker. Two days ago, I was in a car accident with my sister-in-law, Torrie. Before she slipped into a coma, she asked my husband and me to care for her four-month-old son, Levi. #IfSheWakes @ErikTherme @Zooloo’s Book Tours @zooloo2008 #ZooloosBookTours #blogtour Yesterday, a woman claiming to be Torrie’s estranged sister knocked on our door. But Torrie … Read More If She Wakes (Harlow Series #2) by Erik Therme 

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys her mother, who spends the rest of her life at the lake house, hoping in vain that her favorite daughter will walk out of the woods. Emily’s two older sisters stay, too, each keeping her own private, decades-long vigil for the lost … Read More The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong. So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. But her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was … Read More Fragile by Sarah Hilary

The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

“So that was all it took,” I thought. “That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn’t so much after all.” Meet Chrissie… Chrissie is eight and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling made her belly fizz like soda pop. … Read More The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

The Source by Sarah Sultoon

A hugely anticipated debut thriller from former CNN international news executive Sarah Sultoon. Inspired by Sarah’s own time in the newsroom, The Source follows a young TV journalist who is forced to revisit her past when she’s thrust into a sex-trafficking investigation in her hometown. TV rights have already been sold to Lime Pictures, with Jo Spain writing the screenplay #TheSource @SultoonSarah @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours … Read More The Source by Sarah Sultoon

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 fact … Read More Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

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