2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Promise by Lucy Diamond

Title: The Promise Author: Lucy Diamond Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Obituary: Patrick Sheppard tragically died after falling into the Thames, aged just 42 years. Dearly loved husband of Zoe, hero to children Ethan, Gabe and Beatrice, he also leaves behind his parents, beloved brother Dan and a thriving business. A friend… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Promise by Lucy Diamond

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

Title: People Like Her Author: Ellery Lloyd Published: January 12th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars She has an easy life – but makes a living from pretending otherwise. She has a husband who hates the spotlight – but can’t step away. She has a million followers who adore her – but one who wants her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

Title: When I Was Ten Author: Fiona Cummins Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter – nicknamed the Angel of Death –… Continue reading Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · United States

Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

Title: Wild Author: Kristin Hannah Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the promise of new beginnings. In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States… Continue reading Book Review: Wild by Kristin Hannah

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

Title: The Survivors Author: Jane Harper Published: September 22nd 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Today I am marking off my thirty sixth #36th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: I used the same flowers again and again: a bouquet of marigold, grief; a bucket of thistle, misanthropy; a pinch of dried basil; hatred. Only occasionally did my communication vary. The Victorian language of flowers was used… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Pull of Stars by Emma Donoghue

Title: The Pull of Stars Author: Emma Donoghue Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the international bestselling author of Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar Flu are… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Pull of Stars by Emma Donoghue

2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Title: The Mercies Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave Published: January 28th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 256 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardø wiped… Continue reading Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

#20BacklistIn2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah