Gordon Kerr’s The Partisan Heart #BlogTour

Following his wife’s tragic death, Michael Keats’ grief is compounded by the discovery that she had been having an affair. This revelation leads Michael to Italy, his wife’s home country, where he becomes embroiled in tensions which date back to the 1940s. The violence and loyalties of the past reverberate down the years, and Michael … Continue reading Gordon Kerr’s The Partisan Heart #BlogTour

Helen Matthews’ Lies Behind the Ruin #BlogTour

I’d thoroughly enjoyed Helen Matthews’ first novel, Leaving the Village, which focused on human trafficking, and her new novel is just as fascinating. Following a fatal accident at her husband’s firm, for which he is held responsible, Emma and Paul Willshire attempt to begin a new life in France with their daughter Mollie. This is … Continue reading Helen Matthews’ Lies Behind the Ruin #BlogTour

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele #BlogTour #Review

Updating a classic is a risky proposition and, in the wrong hands, the resulting novel could turn out to be little more than a pale imitation. Fortunately, Lisa Gabriele’s new take on Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca is a strong, dynamic thriller in its own right. Rebecca was published 80 years ago, but the idea of … Continue reading The Winters by Lisa Gabriele #BlogTour #Review

Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth – drugs, corruption, and dangerous ambition.

Forming part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth is a masterclass in how to keep your reader gripped, even when the tale you’re telling is so well-known. It’s never been one of my favourite plays to teach (I think I have to thank KS3 SATs for that), but this version, set in a … Continue reading Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth – drugs, corruption, and dangerous ambition.

Jane Harper’s Force of Nature – Blog Tour Review

Starting out as a new reviewer last year, it felt as though Jane Harper’s debut novel, The Dry, was the thing on everyone’s lips and blogs. So fulsome was the praise heaped on this thriller set in the arid Australian outback, I leapt at the opportunity to review her second book, Force of Nature, and … Continue reading Jane Harper’s Force of Nature – Blog Tour Review

E. A. Clark’s Lay Me To Rest – Blog Tour Review

I don't often pick up thrillers, but I was greatly tempted by the blurb for Lay Me To Rest - and damn, I enjoyed this read! Set predominantly in rural North Wales (as an ex-pat, I love reading anything set in the Motherland), the beautiful landscape is the background for terrible deeds and terrifying events. There's … Continue reading E. A. Clark’s Lay Me To Rest – Blog Tour Review