Published: 22nd February 2018
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Sophia’s parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she’s always believed until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing in silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn’t a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother’s name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family’s past – a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there…
Continue reading “Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan”
Published: 26th July 2018
Meet Martha Ross. She dreams of being a singer, but she’s been working in a call centre for far too long. She’s separating from her husband, the father of her eighteen-month-old son. And she’s moving back home to her parents, toddler in tow. Life has thrown her a few lemons, but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic. It’s time to become the woman she’s always wanted to be. And at least her mum’s on hand to provide free childcare – along with ample motherly judgement, of course. But Martha’s attempts at reinvention – from writing a definitive, non-negotiable list of everything she’s looking for in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats – tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways. And soon she comes to realise that in order to find lasting love, happiness and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first…
Continue reading “The Reinvention Of Martha Ross by Charlene Allcott”
Published: 20th September 2018
For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth… Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky’s world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for. Now: It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky – a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter. With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust?
Continue reading “The Lost Sister by Tracy Buchanan”
Published: 17th May 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate. For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together?
Continue reading “Five Years From Now by Paige Toon”
Published: 4th October 2018
The police say she’s guilty. She insists she’s innocent. She’s your sister. You loved her. You trusted her. But they say she killed your child. Who do you believe?
Continue reading “No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister”
Published: 23rd August 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
I don’t remember what has happened or what has changed. I can still hear your voices but you can’t seem to hear me. I was about to be married and had everything to look forward to. Now I have to find a way back – to you, to our family, to us.
Continue reading “While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins”
This time next week, I’ll be in Crete.
We only have four more days lefts in work before we jet off bright and early on Thursday morning and I can not wait.
On a weekly basis, I’m very surprised at how many people ask me for book recommendations but now that the summer holidays are creeping up on us, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share six book suggestions with you all.
Continue reading “6 Summer Holidays Reads”
Published: 5th September 2017
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
Continue reading “Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart”
Published: 22nd February 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Sisters Kate and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Kate enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. But now Georgie is grown up, it’s time she started exploring. Their mother Jan loves her daughters with all her heart. So what if she kept them out of sight when they were young? She just cared for them so much. She wanted to protect them. Maybe there was another reason for Jan’s protective behaviour? If they ventured too far afield, it might destroy the façade of their childhood. This family’s about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all.
Continue reading “The Mother’s Secret by Clare Swatman”
Published: 18th May 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.
Continue reading “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman”