Buried Under Books

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REVIEW: ‘Jane Steele’ by Lyndsay Faye

‘Reader, I murdered him.’ So begins Jane Steele’s tale, a tale which includes a multitude of elements familiar to readers of Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’: an unfairly treated orphan girl; a terrible experience at boarding school; life as a governess; falling in love with a powerful, rich man who is flawed. But, make no mistake, this […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Rufford Rose’ by Margaret Lambert

Sometimes, a change of reading pace is precisely what’s needed. September is bringing changes for me: two children off to school now and only my littlest lady home to kick through the leaves with me and insist that she needs my attention NOW. What better time to embrace a different, more autumnal read than the […]

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REVIEW: ‘Into the water’ by Paula Hawkins

‘Again! Again!’ The men bind her again…This time they carry her into the water. This is the much anticipated follow-up to ‘The Girl on the Train’, so of course all the publicity focuses on comparing the two and declaring this book to be “even better”. If by “better” the blurb writers mean “completely different”, then […]

Early Riser

REVIEW: ‘Early Riser’ by Jasper Fforde

“There were no fines, but the negative feedback in SleepAdvisor could impact upon the following year’s popularity – and rates.” The wonderfully inventive sci-fi / fantasy / literary / comic genius Jasper Fforde is back with a standalone novel introducing the Winter Consul Service and Charlie Worthing: novice Consul, ethical thinker and reluctant dreamer… What’s […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Chalk Man’ by C. J. Tudor

Very hyped books. You know those books. The ones EVERYONE is talking about? The one even your non-book-reading friends have read? Yeah, that one. And you find yourself wondering, how is it possible that I’ve not read this? Why don’t I possess a copy yet? If you’re a book blogger there might even be a […]

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REVIEW: ‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronovitch

‘Right, I thought, just because you’ve gone mad doesn’t mean you should stop acting like a policeman.’ And that’s the beauty of this book in a nutshell: even when he’s faced with feuding River Gods and Goddesses, and vicious revenant ghosts apparently obsessed with puppet shows, freshly minted constable Peter Grant is ready to employ […]

Out of the Blu

REVIEW: ‘Out of the Blu’ by Vitali Vitaliev

If you kiss your spouse’s double, is it cheating? If you met your quantum double, would you like them? And most pressingly of all, how on earth would you find your way back to your own home in your own universe? In Vitali Vitaliev’s new novel, his confused characters, Viktor and Katherine Petroff, and Victor […]

Runaway

REVIEW: ‘Runaway’ by Peter May

Five of us had run away that fateful night just over a month before. Only three of us would be going home. And nothing, nothing would ever be the same again. ‘Runaway’ is described in the blurb as a crime thriller but is really a road trip adventure that happens to encompass a crime. Nonetheless, […]

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