My review of this exquisite new book.
With echoes of Armistead Maupin, Attend is a beautifully written, darkly funny, mesmerisingly emotive and deliciously told debut novel, rich in finely wrought characters that you will never forget.
An impressive and very funny collection of stories by Teresa Solana but the fun is very dark indeed. The oddest things happen. Statues decompose and stink out galleries, two old grandmothers are vengeful killers, and a prehistoric detective trails a triple murder that is threatening cave life as the early innocents knew it. The… Continue reading The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories by Teresa Solana #BookReview #BlogTour
HE CHEATED. HE LIED. HE DIED. Vicki's husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then… Continue reading The Dead Ex by Jane Corry #Review #BlogTour
The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now with a… Continue reading Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh #BookReview
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I see this book as a work of art, it is not something that I enjoyed reading. Yet, I feel that books like this HAVE to be written to keep the landscape of modern literature fresh, live and moving forward. Angot here handles the taboo of incest in shocking prose and there were times when… Continue reading Incest by Christine Angot #BookReview
An insight into Africa's crimes, death and mysteries. "Sunshine Noir" of the highest order. Whatever you do, do not judge this book by its cover (which, I found slightly off-putting) there is a thrilling and very unique murder mystery inside. This is the 6th book in the Dectective Kubu series and the very first one… Continue reading Dying to Live by Michael Stanley #BookReview #BlogTour
This warm and engaging read caught me by surprise. I read this right after reading The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce and was struck by the similar relatable and comforting prose. The story is about two men in their twilight years who have to work through darkness in their past to come to a peaceful… Continue reading Two Cousins of Azov by Andrea Bennett #BookReview #BlogTour
A twisty, turn-y and riveting read. Keeping in with the current trend of "Sister Fiction" that seems to have exploded in the last twelve months with authors such as Sue Fortin and Isabel Ashdown I was excited to read Jane Corry's second thriller. Her first book My Husband's Wife was highly acclaimed and she had… Continue reading Blood Sisters by Jane Corry #BookReview #Blog Tour
Stay with Me deals with the marriage of Akin and Yejide, in Nigeria, who are struggling to have a child of their own and after unsuccessful attempts and huge societal pressure, bring in a new wife. This is how the novel opens. While the characters aren’t always likeable, they are written remarkably well. Yejide seeps… Continue reading Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo #bookreview #BaileysPrize
The Power! What a book. I'd been told by countless people that this was one to look out for and was not surprised that it made the Baileys shortlist. Dealing with themes such as gender, sexism, oppression, equality and religion it really does make a fascinating read. What makes it event more interesting is the frame… Continue reading The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize