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All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

“Jenny’s wounds have healed. An experimental treatment has removed the memory of a horrific and degrading attack. She is moving on with her life. That was the plan. Except it’s not working out. Something has gone. The light in the eyes. And something was left behind. A scar. On her lower back. Which she can’t…

Reading List

Reading List

Armadillos by P. K. Lynch Armadillos is the first novel by P. K. Lynch who originally trained as an actor and starred as Lizzie in Trainspotting. It starts off in a remote house in Texas where a teenage girl has spent her life being abused by her father. After she runs away, the book deals with how she…

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

“London, November 1960. The Cold War is at its height, and a spy may be a friend or neighbour, colleague or lover. At the end of a suburban garden, in the pouring rain, a woman buries a briefcase deep in the earth. She believes that she is protecting her family. What she will learn is…

Hidden by Emma Kavanagh

Hidden by Emma Kavanagh

“HE’S WATCHING A gunman is stalking the wards of a local hospital. He’s unidentified and dangerous, and has to be located. Urgently. Police Firearms Officer Aden McCarthy is tasked with tracking him down. Still troubled by the shooting of a schoolboy, Aden is determined to make amends by finding the gunman – before it’s too…

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

“On 24th November, Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska. Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness Where nothing grows Where no one lives Where tears freeze And night will last for another 54 days. They are looking for Ruby’s father. Travelling deeper into a silent land. They still cannot…

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

“Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous. And there are clues to the past – a dusty…

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

“A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh…

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Nicky wakes up in her crumpled car at the bottom of a ravine, in the dead of night and in the pouring rain. She has no idea how she got there and all she can think is that she has to save Vero. But where is Vero? I will admit that it did take me…

Ugly Young Thing

Ugly Young Thing

Ugly Young Thing is a mystery/thriller by Jennifer Jaynes. It’s about 16 year old Allie whose mum and brother both suffered from mental illness. After their deaths, she moves into a foster home where she begins to worry that she may end up suffering the same fate… This book is a real page-turner! I read…

Recent Reads

Recent Reads

After Before by Jemma Wayne This book gripped me from the start. It tells the story of three women from totally different backgrounds and how their lives intertwine. The writing really made you feel a connection to the characters and want the best for them all. It’s not the sort of book that keeps you…

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