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Book Review – ‘The Wicked Cometh’ by Laura Carlin

THE BOOK The year is 1831. Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Wicked Cometh’ by Laura Carlin

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Book Review – ‘The Maid’s Room’ by Fiona Mitchell

THE BOOK Sisters Dolly and Tala have never felt further from home. In the blistering heat of Singapore, they spend their days enabling ex-pats to have lives they could never afford for themselves. Even though she has little freedom, Dolly can just about live with her job if it means she’s able to support her… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Maid’s Room’ by Fiona Mitchell

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Book Review – ‘The Comfort of Others’ by Kay Langdale

THE BOOK Minnie and her sister Clara, spinsters both, live in a dilapidated country house in the middle of a housing estate, built when their father sold off the family’s land. Now in their seventies, their days follow a well-established routine: long gone are the garden parties, the tennis lessons and their suffocatingly strict mother.… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Comfort of Others’ by Kay Langdale

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Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello

THE BOOK 1978, Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted… Continue reading Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello

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Review – ‘The White Road’ by Sarah Lotz

  THE BOOK Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he’s met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the expedition goes horribly wrong. Simon emerges, the only survivor, after a rainstorm trap the two in the cave. Simon thinks he’s… Continue reading Review – ‘The White Road’ by Sarah Lotz