LR#32: “The Good Liar” by Nicholas Searle

***I received a free copy of this book from www.LoveReading.co.uk in exchange for an honest review** “The Good Liar” by Nicholas Searle ***SPOILER*** I hate to ruin your enjoyment and anticipation of this novel but, in the interests of honesty and fairness, I must tell you something; this book is fabulous. Roy is an aged con man about to…

Day 144 – 365

 Day 144 – 365 / May 24th 2015 This is the pile of TBR’s that I have beside my bed. It’s rather a lot, isn’t it? And in danger of toppling over at some point. I must do something about it. TBR’s? To Be Read….

LR#21: “A Place Called Winter” by Patrick Gale

Life is far too short. We are only here for our prescribed three score and ten and, having turned 46 in July of this year, I am well into my allocation. Yet, it has taken me all this time, excluding my early years when I couldn’t read, to come to a decision about my reading habits. So,…

LR#19: “Our Vinnie” by Julie Shaw

As a fan of the city’s football team and living just outside the area, I had high hopes for this Bradford based book. After this brilliant debut from Julie Shaw, my expectations for the second and third in the series are higher than the town hall clock in Bradford’s Centenary Square. This was an exhilarating…

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#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#13: “The Last Witness” by Denzil Meyrick

DCI Jim Daley is settling into life in a small Scottish town when he is shocked to learn that James Machie, a violent crime lord, is out for revenge against his former criminal partners. Daley is further shocked by the news that Machie’s target is living under witness protection on his own patch. But that is…

LR#12: “Tiger Milk” by Stefanie De Velasco

This debut novel tells the story of two best friends Nini and Jameelah, fourteen-year old girls on the cusp of adolescence, in Berlin. Quite frankly, as with some people you meet in life, I knew from the first page that Nini, Jemeelah and I would not get on and wouldn’t become best friends. And so,…

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…