Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy #BookReview #Orion #5*

Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have plenty of talent, the perfect premises, and even a few contacts. But not everyone is as pleased by the idea of ‘Scarlet Feather’ as they are. Tom’s parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy’s mother-in-law believes Cathy should be at home. … Continue reading Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy #BookReview #Orion #5*

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy #BookReview #Orion #5*

A house swap leads to an unlikely and touching friendship, as secrets are unveiled and lives changed. Ria and Marilyn have never met – they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: … Continue reading Tara Road by Maeve Binchy #BookReview #Orion #5*

The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac #BookReview #DCIHelenLavery2 #LegendPress #4.5*

CALL OF DEATH Eva Carradine is horrified when she witnesses an attack on her best friend, Naomi Spence, during a video call. Fearing for her own safety, Eva calls an ambulance and flees her home. DCI Helen Lavery leads the investigation into Naomi’s murder, but with no leads, no further witnesses and no sign of forced entry, the pieces of the puzzle are slow to … Continue reading The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac #BookReview #DCIHelenLavery2 #LegendPress #4.5*

Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy2 #HarperCollins #4*

The hilarious second novel, and Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller, from author of the smash hit Why Mummy Drinks. Monday, 25 July The first day of the holidays. I suppose it could’ve been worse. I brightly announced that perhaps it might be a lovely idea to go to a stately home and learn about some history. As soon as we got there I remembered why I … Continue reading Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy2 #HarperCollins #4*

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick #BookReview #HQ #4.5*

A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people, though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels … Continue reading The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick #BookReview #HQ #4.5*

The Last Witness by Denzil Meyrick #BookReview #DCIDaley2 #Polygon #5*

James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his … Continue reading The Last Witness by Denzil Meyrick #BookReview #DCIDaley2 #Polygon #5*

The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie #BookReview #Unbound #4.5*

‘A tapestry of strong characters and accomplished writing’ Herald Scotland It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than a hundred years after his grandmother’s sewing machine was made, … Continue reading The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie #BookReview #Unbound #4.5*

Black River by Will Dean #BookReview #TuvaMoodyson3 #PointBlack #4*

Black River is an electrifying return for relentless reporter Tuva Moodyson, from the author of Dark Pines and Red Snow. FEAR Tuva’s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy Yamnim is missing. SECRETS Racing back to Gavrik at the height of Midsommar, Tuva fears for Tammy’s life. Who has taken her, and why? And who is sabotaging the small-town search … Continue reading Black River by Will Dean #BookReview #TuvaMoodyson3 #PointBlack #4*

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy1 #Harper Collins #4.5*

The smash hit Sunday Times bestseller Tuesday 8th September First day back at school. I am going to 100% nail being a school mummy this year. I can totally do this. Yes, this year is definitely going to be much better – I am absolutely not going to shout at the children, let them stuff their faces with crisps or goggle away on the iPad. … Continue reading Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims #BookReview #WhyMummy1 #Harper Collins #4.5*

For the Love of Friends by Sara Goodman Confino #BookReview #DebutNovel #LakeUnion #4.5*

A sharp and hilariously relatable novel about the business of weddings, the toll they can take, and the lengths one exasperated bridesmaid will go to for the love of friends. Lily Weiss is her mother’s worst nightmare: thirty-two and single—the horror! She’s also a talented writer but hides behind a boring job at a science foundation. To her friends, she’s reliable and selfless, which is … Continue reading For the Love of Friends by Sara Goodman Confino #BookReview #DebutNovel #LakeUnion #4.5*