Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

First, apologies for two posts on the same day. I’m just catching up on reviews as Covid finally found me and left me a bit under the weather and unable to concentrate on very much. I don’t usually post back to back reviews, and it certainly won’t become a habit. Description From winner of theContinue reading “Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir”

Devil’s Way by Robert Bryndza

Description THE TRUTH HIDES IN THE DARK Kate Marshall’s investigation into a young boy’s disappearance sends her down an unexpectedly twisted path in a riveting thriller by multi-million bestselling author, Robert Bryndza. When Private Investigator Kate Marshall is rushed to hospital after being pulled into a riptide current in the sea, the near-death experience leavesContinue reading “Devil’s Way by Robert Bryndza”

The Haunting of Abney Heights by Cat Thomas

Description An old asylum, a hidden diary and a secret that casts long shadows When Meg returns to London, she knows she’ll be facing ghosts from her own troubled past. Yet she doesn’t expect to find her new home so unnerving… …even if it is a former asylum. Investigating the mysterious deaths of two asylumContinue reading “The Haunting of Abney Heights by Cat Thomas”

The Raven Song by Luanne G. Smith

Description Fleeing Victorian London, a witch finds her newfound independence comes with all-new perils—both mortal and immortal. Forever untangling the branches of her strange family tree, Edwina Blackwood is at a turning point. Her parents’ disappearances still strike her as unaccountably odd. Her sister’s questionable life and untimely death have left her shaken. Spellfire hasContinue reading “The Raven Song by Luanne G. Smith”

Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz

Description This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice Lee was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city’s latest Jane Doe, an unidentified murder victim. RubyContinue reading “Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz”

Starling by Sarah Jane Butler

Description Starling can trap a rabbit, cook a meal from a hedge and hear a bailiff coming from a mile off. All she has ever known is a nomadic existence, traveling in a camper van with Mar, her strong-willed mother. But Mar has cut them off from their community, and this winter they’re stuck inContinue reading “Starling by Sarah Jane Butler”

Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Description A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery, set against the background of Mexico City. Mexico City, 1988: Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said “I love you” with a mixtape. Meche, awkward and fifteen, has two equally unhip friends — Sebastian and Daniela — and a whole lot of vinyl records to keepContinue reading “Signal To Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

The Locked Away Life by Drew Davies

Description Everyone has secrets… But are they saving you or destroying you? Esther has shut away herself in her vine-covered manor house on the top of a hill for as long as she can remember. Everyone in the village whispers about the scandal that broke her heart. She has cut herself off from the worldContinue reading “The Locked Away Life by Drew Davies”

In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber

Description Emme Wynn has wanted nothing more her whole life than to feel like part of a family. Having grown up on the run with her con artist mother, she’s been shuffled from town to town, drawn into bad situations, and has learned some unsavory habits that she’s tried hard to overcome. When her estrangedContinue reading “In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber”

The White Hare by Jane Johnson

Description In a valley steeped in legend lies an abandoned house where Edens may be lost, found and remade… The White Valley in the far west of Cornwall cuts deeply through bluebell woods down to the sea. The house above the beach has lain neglected since the war. It comes with a reputation, which isContinue reading “The White Hare by Jane Johnson”