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*

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart #BookReview #WinneroftheBookerPrize2020 #Picador #5*

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped … Continue reading Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart #BookReview #WinneroftheBookerPrize2020 #Picador #5*

The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan #BookReview #Review #4.5*

The stunning NUMBER ONE bestselling book by Sheila O’Flanagan, and your perfect summer read! Deira is setting out on the holiday she’d planned with her long-term partner Gavin… only she’s on her own. Gavin will not be amused when he finds out she’s ‘borrowed’ his car, but since their brutal break-up Deira’s not been acting rationally. Maybe a drive through beautiful France will help her … Continue reading The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flanagan #BookReview #Review #4.5*

Coming Home by Patricia Scanlan #BookReview #Simon&SchusterUK #4.5*

Warmth, wisdom and love on every page – if you treasured Maeve Binchy, read Patricia Scanlan. Two sisters… two very different lives. Alison. As Christmas approaches, her American dream is in tatters. Her highflying career is on the skids, as she is made jobless in the financial meltdown. Her wealthy boyfriend is playing away. But pride prevents her from telling her family just how bad … Continue reading Coming Home by Patricia Scanlan #BookReview #Simon&SchusterUK #4.5*

The Other Woman by Jane Adams #BookReview #JoffeBooks #4*

Marcie never wanted to feel this way about her grandfather. Uneasy, resentful, afraid. She’s always been his favourite, his Bird — the helpless little thing who stole his heart at birth. Now he is dying and Marcie can’t stand to be around him. Day and night, he raves of Rebekkah, a raven-haired beauty who never leaves his side. She is not his wife.She is not … Continue reading The Other Woman by Jane Adams #BookReview #JoffeBooks #4*

Coffin Cove by Jackie Elliott #BookReview #CoffinCove1 #JoffeBooks #4.5*

AN ADDICTIVE MUST-READ WHODUNNIT FROM THE NEWEST TALENT IN CRIME FICTION A new life. A new town. A dead body. Andrea “Andi” Silvers needs a fresh start. Once a star reporter, she’s been dumped by her lover and by the paper they both worked at. Andi moves to the tiny fishing village of Coffin Cove, on the Vancouver coast, where she lands a job at … Continue reading Coffin Cove by Jackie Elliott #BookReview #CoffinCove1 #JoffeBooks #4.5*