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Book Review – ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas’ by Agatha Christie

THE BOOK It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas’ by Agatha Christie

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Book Review – ‘Three Things About Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon

THE BOOK “There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.” 84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Three Things About Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon

Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017 · Reviews · Reviews 2017

Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Book of Lost and Found’ by Lucy Foley

Every month I aim to read a book that I’ve had for over six months in an attempt to clear my back log and to give some older books a little attention. My December pick was ‘The Book of Lost and Found’ by Lucy Foley.   LONDON, 1986: Bequeathed an old portrait by her grandmother,… Continue reading Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Book of Lost and Found’ by Lucy Foley

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Book Review – ‘Sweet Pea’ by CJ Skuse

THE BOOK Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list. From… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Sweet Pea’ by CJ Skuse

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Book Review – ‘My Absolute Darling’ by Gabriel Tallent

THE BOOK At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall.  She knows that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it. She knows that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn’t… Continue reading Book Review – ‘My Absolute Darling’ by Gabriel Tallent

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Flashback Review – ‘The Trouble With Goats and Sheep’ by Joanna Cannon

I was among the lucky few last week to receive a limited edition proof copy of ‘Three Things About Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon. I read the book over the weekend and wow! It has to be one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. The characters are firmly cemented in my heart, I love… Continue reading Flashback Review – ‘The Trouble With Goats and Sheep’ by Joanna Cannon

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Review – ‘The Fourth Monkey’ by J.D Barker

THE BOOK For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK… Continue reading Review – ‘The Fourth Monkey’ by J.D Barker