Month: September 2022

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Hermit by Louise Walters

Could you rekindle a relationship with the mother you left behind over thirty years ago? I thought the setting of the holiday cottages was inspired, the impermanence of it for Sylvia against the constancy of

Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood – review

Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood – review

A detective duo who work well together, an intriguing storyline and an evocative setting. I loved every minute of it. There are a multitude of suspects, more emerging as the duo dig deeper into the

The Housekeeper and the Professor

Title: The Housekeeper and the ProfessorAuthor: Yōko OgawaType: FictionPublished: 2003Pages: 180TW: Memory Loss, Mention of Blood At just 180 pages, this book will take you by surprise and capture both your heart and your mind.

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly

A book about a book – bliss! A book about a dysfunctional family dealing with the skeletons in their closet – perfection! A dark and intense story that had my eyes glued to the page

Sorrow and Bliss Book Review

The first way I want to describe this book is by saying it’s painfully relatable, but actually I don’t think that’s true. Martha is clearly struggling with her mental health throughout the book and I

The Invisible by Peter Papathanasiou – review

The Invisible by Peter Papathanasiou – review

An interesting mystery in a fabulously evocative setting. Published by MacLehose Press Burnt-out from policework, Detective Sergeant George Manolis flies from Australia to Greece for a holiday. Recently divorced and mourning the death of his

Malibu Rising Book Review

Malibu Rising follows the Riva family: it’s 1983 and the day of the famous end-of-summer party at Nina Riva’s house. By invitation only, Nina and her siblings Jay, Hud, and Kit are preparing for the

ShortBookandScribes #BookReview – Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North by Rachel Joyce

Rachel has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She lives with her family near Stroud. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold

ShortBookandScribes #PublicationDay #BookReview – Your Word or Mine by Lia Middleton

This is a book that I found gripping from beginning to end. Lia Middleton’s plotting is impeccable and I particularly liked the fact that the twists in the story were totally plausible and it never