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Review – ‘At First Light’ by Vanessa Lafaye

THE BOOK 1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt. 1919. Mixed-race Alicia Cortez arrives in Key West exiled in disgrace from her family in Havana.… Continue reading Review – ‘At First Light’ by Vanessa Lafaye

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Review – ‘The Good Daughter’ by Karin Slaughter

THE BOOK Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind… Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – Pikeville’s notorious defence… Continue reading Review – ‘The Good Daughter’ by Karin Slaughter

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Review – ‘The Sunshine Sisters’ by Jane Green

THE BOOK It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine’s daughters.ย Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor… Continue reading Review – ‘The Sunshine Sisters’ by Jane Green

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Review – ‘Cream Buns and Crime’ by Robin Stevens

  THE BOOK Daisy and Hazel invite you to discover their untold stories. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for the murder cases they have solved – but there are many other mysteries in the pages of Hazel’s casebook, from the macabre Case of the Deepdean Vampire, to the baffling Case of the Blue… Continue reading Review – ‘Cream Buns and Crime’ by Robin Stevens

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Review – ‘Gather The Daughters’ by Jennie Melamed

  THE BOOK On a small isolated island, there’s a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day reign inside and outside the home, while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of hitting womanhood. But before that time comes, there is an island ritual… Continue reading Review – ‘Gather The Daughters’ by Jennie Melamed

Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017

Clearing the Shelves – ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

  Every month I aim to read a book that Iโ€™ve had over six months in an attempt to clear my back log and to give some older books a spot of attention. For July my pick was โ€˜The Underground Railroadโ€™ by Colson Whitehead. And I picked it up when I discovered it was the… Continue reading Clearing the Shelves – ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

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Review – ‘Death Makes A Prophet’ by John Bude

  THE BOOK Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home – vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment,… Continue reading Review – ‘Death Makes A Prophet’ by John Bude

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Review – ‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce

THE BOOK Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about… Continue reading Review – ‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce

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Review – ‘Anna’ by Niccolo Ammaniti

THE BOOK It is four years since the virus came, killing every adult in its path. Not long after that the electricity failed. Food and water started running out. Fires raged uncontrolled across the country. Now Anna cares for her brother alone in a house hidden in the woods, keeping him safe from ‘the Outside’,… Continue reading Review – ‘Anna’ by Niccolo Ammaniti