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The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon @mark_haddon @vintagebooks @penguinRHUK @PenguinUKBooks #the pierfalls #shortstories #markhaddon

2016 Vintage Books Short stories by the author of A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime and A Spot of Bother caught my eye on a recent library visit.  Rave reviews on the cover... This is a top-notch collection...It veers into unexpected territory and the evolving surprises are mesmerising... 'The Pier Falls' leads… Continue reading The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon @mark_haddon @vintagebooks @penguinRHUK @PenguinUKBooks #the pierfalls #shortstories #markhaddon

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @HachetteUK @HachetteBooks @HodderBooks

2015 Sceptre Books Charming... you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel a new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.  People Normally I start my reviews with a synopsis, but having just finished this marvellous book and finding the time to write my review immediately I wanted to convey how endearingly brilliant this book is, and… Continue reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman @SceptreBooks @Backmanland @HachetteUK @HachetteBooks @HodderBooks

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The House By Simon Lelic @PenguinRHUK @DeadGoodBooks

Penguin Random House 2017 Special thanks to Elke at Penguin Books for sending me this copy and including me on the Instagram Booktour.  Prior to that I had noticed this book on Instagram (the cover really is pretty awesome don't you think?) and was also aware it was the Goldsboro Books December Book of the… Continue reading The House By Simon Lelic @PenguinRHUK @DeadGoodBooks

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The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne @bloodhoundbook @Abigail_author #thepuppetmaster

Bloodhound Books 2017 Synopsis Billie is hiding from the world in fear of a man who nearly destroyed her.  But a chance meeting with budding journalist, Adam, sparks a relationship that could free her from her life of isolation and fear. Unbeknown to Billie, Adam knows exactly who Billie is and is determined to expose… Continue reading The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne @bloodhoundbook @Abigail_author #thepuppetmaster

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The Nix by Nathan Hill @picadorbooks @nathanreads @panmacmillan

2017 Picador Synopsis Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games.  He hasn't seen his mother Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy.  Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly… Continue reading The Nix by Nathan Hill @picadorbooks @nathanreads @panmacmillan

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Rocco and the Nightingale by Adrian Magson @adrianmagson1 @domepress @dhhlitagency #lucasrocco #roccoandthenightingale #ViveRocco

Dome Press 2017 Welcome to my stop on the Rocco and the Nightingale blog tour hosted by Dome Press.  I am delighted to be part of this, particularly as I have now found a new crime series to enjoy! The fifth in the series and the first to be published by Dome Press, set in… Continue reading Rocco and the Nightingale by Adrian Magson @adrianmagson1 @domepress @dhhlitagency #lucasrocco #roccoandthenightingale #ViveRocco

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The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis @BoroughPress @bethklewis @HarperCollinsUK @HarperCollins

Borough Press 2016 One of my first Goldsboro Books 'Book of the Month' purchases, shortly after joining their fantastic book club.  Not a book I had seen or heard much about and not one that I would have necessarily picked up.  It has sat on my bookshelf since June 2016 but I am making an… Continue reading The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis @BoroughPress @bethklewis @HarperCollinsUK @HarperCollins

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The Lying Game by Ruth Ware @ruthwarewriter @HarvillSecker @PenguinRHUK @Penguinrandom

2017 Harvill Secker This was a library find, which I had mixed feelings about as, despite the huge popularity of Ruth Ware's previous 2 books, In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 neither had been favourites for me.  It's difficult to know how much we can be influenced by the hype… Continue reading The Lying Game by Ruth Ware @ruthwarewriter @HarvillSecker @PenguinRHUK @Penguinrandom