LR#18: “No Safe House” by Linwood Barclay

You may recall my earlier review of “No Time For Goodbye” in which I said I was looking forward to the follow up book, well, here it is. And what a cracking read this one is; a fantastic tale which I devoured within a few days spent on sun kissed beaches. This book picks up…

LR#17: “The Crimson Ribbon” by Katherine Clements

This is the tale of a young servant girl in the household of Oliver Cromwell. Ruth Flowers, after seeing her mother hanged as a witch by a hysterical mob of her townsfolk, is sent, for hers and the Cromwell’s safety, to live with the Poole family in London. There she meets Lizzie Poole and, enraptured…

LR#16: “Honeyville” by Daisy Waugh

What a read! What an absolute sheer delight. I was gripped by this tale right from the initial words, which, to me, are reminiscent of the first line of “Rebecca”. The first chapter introduces us to Dora and Max as they meet for the first time after 20 years, the author drops in some very…

LR#16: “Honeyville” by Daisy Waugh

Friday, September 19. I dropped my copy of this magnificent read into the bathroom sink last night. The sink contained a bundle of clothes that were soaking….as are the edges of the book now. Still, wet or dry, this is an ace book. Am currently part way through. I love the proposed cover too. Very…

LR#15: “No Time For Goodbye” by Linwood Barclay

The great thing about being a reviewer for Love Reading is that you the selection of books on offer makes you choose authors and genres that are new to you or that you have not yet got around to reading. Such is the case for this book by Linwood Barclay. He is an author whose…

LR#14: “I Can’t Begin To Tell You…” by Elizabeth Buchan

This is a thrilling read and I was fully hooked from the initial pages. Set in wartime Denmark, it tells the tale of Kay, a British woman living on her husbands’ country estate. War and the Nazi occupiers encroach ever more on her privileged lifestyle and she must soon make decisions that will impact on…

LR#11: “A Song For The Dying” by Stuart MacBride

I must come clean right from the start; a confession almost. I like MacBride’s novels; more specifically, I like his DI Logan McRae stories, and so, when given the opportunity to review this, I jumped at the chance. MacBride fans will not be disappointed as this story follows similar themes to the McRae books –…

LR#10: “A Place For Us” by Harriet Evans

***This is a story that has been sent to be reviewed without the title, author or publication date being revealed yet.*** 21 August 2014 – Now revealed to be “A Place For Us” by Harriet Evans (@HarrietEvans) I like to know a little about what I’m going to read. And by whom it’s written. So, to…

LR#09: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

Prepare to meet Ove; a 59 Swedish man and possibly the grumpiest, most short tempered Swede you’ll ever meet. He’s a stickler for enforcing, and making, the rules that the residents of his street must obey. Prepare to meet Ove’s neighbours; people that Ove has absolutely no time for. In his eyes they are all…

LR#08: “The Spring of Kasper Meier” by Ben Fergusson

Kasper Meier, a middle aged German war veteran living off his wits and black market connections in 1946 post war Berlin, is blackmailed by the young, vibrant and attractive Eva Hirsch into searching for a British airman. Kasper, afraid of the consequences if he refuses, has to accept her demands and his efforts place him…

LR#05: “Eeny Meeny” by M.J. Arlidge

Victims are being abducted in pairs. Each victim must make a terrible choice; will you kill in order to stay alive? DI Helen Grace and her team must find the links between each pair before a sadistic killer can strike again. This is a terrific read. The plot moves along at a cracking pace and…

LR#04: “After The Silence” by Jake Woodhouse

A man is found hanging under an Amsterdam bridge. The bodies of a couple are found in a burnt-down house in a coastal town and a child is missing. The crimes lead Inspector Jaap Rykel and a young female detective from out of town on a dangerous race through the darkest side of Amsterdam in…