Book Reviews

Blog Tour: Hydra, by Matt Wesolowski

Hello folks and welcome to the final day of the Hydra blog tour! The latest offering by Mr Wesolowski is, as you would expect, a somewhat dark affair. Read on, friends.... One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the northwest of England, 21-year old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, stepfather and… Continue reading Blog Tour: Hydra, by Matt Wesolowski

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Yuki Means Happiness, by Alison Jean Lester

Well hello and a happy new year to you all! Where on earth did the end of 2017 go?! I got swallowed up by work and Christmas prep and general festivities, December was gone in a flash. Which is why it's been so long since my last actual book review! *slaps wrist* For my first… Continue reading Yuki Means Happiness, by Alison Jean Lester

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Review: Whiteout, by Ragnar Jónasson

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the… Continue reading Review: Whiteout, by Ragnar Jónasson

Books and Bookish Thoughts

Books to read when you’re hiding from Hallowe’en

If you find yourself switching off all the lights and pretending you're not home on Hallowe'en, you are not alone, my friend. Give me a good book over trick or treating (and trick or treaters) any day of the week. However, if you want to get into the spirit a little bit, why not pick… Continue reading Books to read when you’re hiding from Hallowe’en

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The Language of Secrets, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

You may have seen much Twitter chatter going on this last week around ‘The Hunt for Read October’ campaign launched by No Exit Press. In celebration of their 30th anniversary as an independent publisher of Crime Friction, they have released 6 ebooks over 6 days. Today, the Hunt finishes with an absolute gem of a… Continue reading The Language of Secrets, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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Guest Post: Christopher Fowler – Can we stop making women victims?

Hello and happy Friday to you all! Today, I'm joining the blog tour for The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler. I am delighted to be welcoming him to the blog today with his guest post 'Can we stop making women victims?'. Without further ado, I shall hand over to Christopher. I’ve always loved… Continue reading Guest Post: Christopher Fowler – Can we stop making women victims?

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Review: The Copenhagen Affair, by Amulya Malladi

My first introduction to Malladi’s writing, The Copenhagen Affair tells the story of Sanya, who; following a nervous breakdown at work, moves with her husband Harry to Copenhagen while his company completes an acquisition there. Sanya was always the perfect wife, but after a breakdown at her office, it’s her husband Harry’s turn to step… Continue reading Review: The Copenhagen Affair, by Amulya Malladi

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Guest Post: Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I am delighted to welcome the lovely Louise Beech to the Earl Grey & Cupcakes, as part of her blog tour for Maria in the Moon. Have a read below as she talks about the catalyst for this book, the Hull floods of 2007. Over to you, Louise! Maria in the Moon… Continue reading Guest Post: Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon

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Review: The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, by Martha Batalha

Euridice is young, beautiful and ambitious. She sacrifices her own aspirations to marry Antenor, spending her days ironing his shirts and removing the lumps of onion from his food. But as his professional success grows, so does Euridice’s feeling of restlessness. Casting duty aside, she embarks on various secret projects, only to have each dream… Continue reading Review: The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, by Martha Batalha