The 2018 Round-Up

As a new year dawns, it’s time to look back on my reading habits for the past twelve months, and pick out those books that really stood out for me this year. As I do so, it occurs to me that I didn’t do a 2017 round-up, thereby depriving my regular reader of the wisdom […]

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THE SNOW GIRLS by Chris Mooney

THE SNOW GIRLS Chris Mooney (chrismooneybooks.com) Penguin (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 Mickey Flynn’s six-year-old daughter disappeared eleven years ago while sledding in the centre of the Massachusetts town of Belham, and while Mickey was supposed to be watching her. Now divorced and struggling with alcoholism, Mickey is still finding it difficult to accept the fact that Claire […]

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GUEST POST: Mrs Danvers Reviews THE WINTERS by Lisa Gabriele

THE WINTERS Lisa Gabriele (www.lisagabriele.com) Harvill Secker (www.penguin.co.uk) £12.99 To celebrate the release of Lisa Gabriele’s modern-day reworking of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Mrs Danvers the housekeeper of Manderley, has written a review of the book. For anyone who wants my opinion (and why would you, when you can have Mrs Danvers’), The Winters is […]

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COVER & TITLE REVEAL: MILLENNIUM VI

This month sees the cinematic release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, adapted from David Lagercrantz’s 2015 followu-up to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. This time Claire Foy takes on the role of the iconic Lisbeth Salander while Icelandic-Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason will play Mikael Blomkvist. To celebrate, the publishers of the Millennium books across […]

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STRANGE INK by Gary Kemble

STRANGE INK Gary Kemble (garykemble.com) Titan Books (titanbooks.com) £7.99 Harry Hendrick has been working the same dead-end job for twenty years, recycling the same handful of stories over and over again for the local weekly newspaper. One morning Harry wakes up with a bad hangover and a strange tattoo on the back of his neck. […]

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY by Mur Lafferty

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY [EXPANDED EDITION] Mur Lafferty (murverse.com) Century (www.penguin.co.uk) £20.00 Han and Qi’ra have grown up in a life of poverty and crime on Corellia, a world known for its distinctive starships. Part of Lady Proxima’s gang, these scrumrats earn their living through petty crime in the world’s seedy underbelly. When Han […]

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