DON’T TURN AROUND by Jessica Barry

DON’T TURN AROUND Jessica Barry Harvill Secker (www.penguin.co.uk) £14.99 Cait volunteers for an organisation that helps women when they are most in need. Tonight, Cait’s job is to collect Rebecca from her fancy home in Lubbock, Texas and drive her the 300 miles through the night to Albuquerque, New Mexico, then bring her home safely […]

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LOST YOU by Haylen Beck

LOST YOU Haylen Beck (www.haylenbeck.com) Harvill Secker (www.penguin.co.uk) £14.99 Libby has decided on a well-deserved holiday and finds herself, with her three-year-old son Ethan, relaxing by the many pools of a resort complex on Florida’s gulf coast. When she befriends a married couple, one of whom takes an immediate shine to the precocious Ethan, Libby […]

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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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STICKS AND STONES by Jo Jakeman

STICKS AND STONES Jo Jakeman (www.jojakeman.com) Harvill Secker (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 Imogen Rochester is adapting to life as a single parent. Her ex-husband, Phillip, is not a nice man and Imogen is just glad that he’s no longer in the house with her and their young son, Alastair. Phillip, living in an ultra-modern barn conversion with […]

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THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY by Ruth Ware

THE DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY Ruth Ware (www.ruthware.com) Harvill Secker (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £12.99 Harriet “Hal” Westaway earns her living by telling peoples’ fortunes in a small booth on Brighton’s West Pier. It’s a business she has inherited from her mother, who died just before Hal turned eighteen. Now twenty-one, Hal is struggling to pay the lease […]

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The 2015 Round-Up

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year that has been. As is now “traditional”, I’ll be using this post to talk about my favourite books of the year, but first a quick blast through some of the non-bookish stuff that happened in the past […]

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