The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything by Kara Gnodde

Like circles of a Venn diagram, Mimi and Art Brotherton have always come as a pair. Devoted siblings, they’re bound together in their childhood home by the tragic death of their parents. Art believes that people – including his sister – are incapable of making sensible decisions when it comes to love. That’s what algorithms… Continue reading The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything by Kara Gnodde

The Cornish Hideaway by Jennifer Bibby

All Freya has ever wanted to do is paint. So when she fails her Master’s Degree in Art, on the same day that her boyfriend decides he needs a ‘more serious’ partner, to Freya it feels like the end of the world. Luckily, she has a saviour in the shape of best friend Lola, who… Continue reading The Cornish Hideaway by Jennifer Bibby

The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore

Love makes you do things you never thought you were capable of… Forbidden, passionate and all-encompassing, Margo and Richard’s love affair was the stuff of legends – but, ultimately, doomed. When Richard walked out, Margo locked herself away, leaving her three daughters, Rachel, Imogen and Sasha, to run wild. Years later, charismatic Margo entertains lovers… Continue reading The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore

In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan

In the UK, someone is reported missing every 90 seconds.Just gone. Vanished. In the blink of an eye.  DCS Kat Frank knows all about loss. A widowed single mother, Kat is a cop who trusts her instincts. Picked to lead a pilot programme that has her paired with AIDE (Artificially Intelligent Detective Entity) Lock, Kat’s… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan

My (extra) Ordinary Life by Rebecca Ryan

Have you ever wondered how normal you are? What if you were perfectly average? More than anyone else.  For Emily – it’s true. When she watches a documentary on the average human she sees her life. Her job, her hair, her favourite food. All of her – plainly, horrifically average. Even her blood group. Right there and then, she decides she wants more.  She’ll… Continue reading My (extra) Ordinary Life by Rebecca Ryan

Meredith Alone by Claire Alexander

Meredith Maggs hasn’t left her house in 1,214 days. But she insists she isn’t alone. She has her cat, Fred. Her friend Sadie visits when she can. There’s her online support group, StrengthInNumbers. She has her jigsaws, favourite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson, the internet, the Tesco delivery man and her treacherous memories for company. But… Continue reading Meredith Alone by Claire Alexander

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

After seeing great reviews for this book, I treated myself to a copy of this debut novel to join in with the Motherload Facebook book discussion on Monday 3rd May. Today I’m sharing a mini review. Synopsis: Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. As the Second World War looms, thirty-year-old… Continue reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

Another Life by Jodie Chapman

Thank you to Michael Joseph and Penguin Random House for a proof copy of this emotional debut novel, published in the UK on Thursday 1st April 2020. This book is a BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS PICK. Here is my mini non spoiler review. Synopsis: She could be the girl dancing on tables one night, and the next… Continue reading Another Life by Jodie Chapman

Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro

Today I’m sharing my thoughts about Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro. Thank you to Tinder Press for a copy of this novel, won in a prize draw on Twitter. Common Ground was published on Thursday 25th March in the UK. Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of ESCAPE ROUTES, a bittersweet story of coming-of-age in a… Continue reading Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro

#bookblitz White Knuckle Dance by Andrew Cockburn #lovebookstours

Today I’m joining in with the book blitz organised by Love Book Tours for this debut novel. Blurb: She’s not what she appears to be. He’s got secrets of his own. But someone has to lead this dance. There is a story behind every face you walk by on the street, or that you bump… Continue reading #bookblitz White Knuckle Dance by Andrew Cockburn #lovebookstours