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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

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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

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Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in… Continue reading Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan

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Last Stop Tokyo, by James Buckler

Good morning! Thanks for joining me on today's blog tour stop for Last Stop Tokyo by James Buckler. In Buckler’s debut novel, we get a look at the seedier side of the mesmerising city of Toyko. Here’s the blurb from the back cover: The funny thing with suffering is just when you think you’ve suffered enough, you… Continue reading Last Stop Tokyo, by James Buckler

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How to be a Grown Up, by Daisy Buchanan

What I wouldn’t have given to have had this book 10 years ago… or even 5 years ago! How to be a Grown Up is Daisy Buchanan’s story of life from university to marriage, by means of several important lessons and realisations. Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb…. Who feels like a grown-up when they’re eighteen? Or… Continue reading How to be a Grown Up, by Daisy Buchanan

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Review: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee

"Family curses don't exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? I don't think so." A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the… Continue reading Review: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee