Category: fiction

This Week in Books (1st June, 2022)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven has spent her life thinking that her parents were killed in a car accident when she was four. It’s one of…

And that’s a wrap for … April

Does anyone even understand how it is May already? April was just doing its thing, being all chill. We had some lovely sunshine-y days, did some pottering in the garden (my neighbours keep removing trees so I keep adding them 💁🏼‍♀️), read a little, nothing of much importance. Then the final week, my MIL decided…

This Week in Books (13th April, 2022)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. 2020. A recently widowed architect moves into the home she and her late husband designed, heartbroken that he will never cross the threshold. But when disturbing…

‘It Ends At Midnight’ by Harriet Tyce

Author : Harriet TyceTitle : It Ends At MidnightPages : 330Publisher : HeadlinePublication date : April 14, 2022 New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes twelve. A lavish party in one of Edinburgh’s best postcodes is sent spiralling into chaos when two guests fall tragically from the roof, impaled on the cast iron railings below.…

And that’s a wrap for … March

According to the calendar it is April and I have no idea how that happened. A few days ago, we were sitting outside in the glorious sunshine with short sleeves. Today, however, as I type this, it’s snowing. WTF. Clearly Mother Nature suffers from hormonal moods as well. And unfortunately, the war in Ukraine rages…

This Week in Books (16th March, 2022)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. Every Thursday, three retired school teachers have their ‘coffee o’clock’ sessions at the Thirsk Garden Centre café. But one fateful week, as they are catching up…

This Week in Books (9th March, 2022)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words. After a long career as a police officer, Moira hopes a move to a luxury retirement community will mean she can finally leave the detective work…

And that’s a wrap for … February

My goodness, for a short month February seems to have lasted an eternity! I considered not doing this wrap-up. Hence why it’s late. Again. Everything just seems so trivial at the moment, with what’s happening in Ukraine. But, like me, maybe you too are increasingly turning to books to escape reality. Even if it’s just…

‘The Leviathan’ by Rosie Andrews

Author : Rosie AndrewsTitle : The LeviathanPages : 350Publisher : Raven BooksPublication date : February 3, 2022 Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns home, his father…