What next?

Right, it's 6.59pm and I've just torn my eyes away from Ben and Holly on the television to choose a new book from the pile by the sofa. But, I'm going to put it back, and I'm going to choose one from the Dining Room. I'm not sure why I've made that into a proper noun - dramatic effect maybe? Either […]

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If She Did It - Jessica Treadway (pub. Sphere)


One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend's murderous plans. But is she telling the truth? Hanna can't remember the details of what happened that traumatic night, she barely survived the […]

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Litte Boy Blue - M. J. Arlidge (pub. Michael Joseph imprint Penguin)


Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone. Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which much remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her […]

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You Sent Me A Letter - Lucy Dawson (pub. Corvus)


At 2 a.m. on the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues an threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8 p.m., or those she loves will be in grave danger. What […]

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The Secrets of Happiness - Lucy Diamond (pub. Macmillan)


Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, […]

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Warblings updated

Hmmm, well the no book buying lasted until yesterday's little foray into town. Not bad...well it wouldn't have been if I'd just bought one. No, six. Six book. Sigh....let's try again this week!

The Woman Who Ran - Sam Baker (pub. Harper)


Helen Graham is a new arrival in a tiny Yorkshire village, renting dilapidated Wildfell Hall. The villagers are intensely curious - what makes her so jumpy and why is she so evasive? Their interest is Helen's worst nightmare. Looking over her shoulder every day, she tries to piece together her past […]

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Is there anybody else that has the overwhelming compulsion to buy books? I honestly can't remember a week recently where I haven't bought at least 1 book, and in fairness, I rarely buy just one at a time. I buy them far more quickly than I can read them - so why can't I wait? Why can't I just see […]

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Kill Me Again - Rachel Abbott (pub. Black dot publishing)


When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn't appear to be so convinced. But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has […]

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Finders Keepers - Belinda Bauer (pub. Bantam Press)


The eight-year-old boy had vanished from the car and - as if by slick, sick magic - had been replaced by a note on the steering wheel: You don't love him At the height of summer a dark shadow falls across Exmoor. Children are being stolen. There are no explanations, no ransom demands...and no hope. […]

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The Good Neighbour - Beth Miller (pub. Ebury Press)


After living next to the neighbours from hell, Minette is overjoyed when Cath and her two children move in next door. Cath soon becomes her confidante, a kindred spirit, even her daughter's babysitter. But Cath keeps herself unusually guarded and is reluctant to speak of her past. And when Minette […]

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Trust - Mike Bullen (pub. Sphere)


'Trust wasn't something you could have in degrees; it was all or nothing...' Greg and Amanda are happy. They've been together thirteen years and have two young daughters. They're very much in love. Dan and Sarah aren't so fortunate. Their marriage is going through the motions and they're just […]

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