Title: Begars Abbey Author: V. L. Valentine Genre: Gothic Fiction Publisher: Viper Publication Date: 28th April 2022 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: A dark house filled with darker secrets...Winter 1954, and in a dilapidated apartment in Brooklyn, Sam Cooper realises that she has nothing left. Her mother is dead, she has no prospects, and she cannot … Continue reading Begars Abbey by V. L. Valentine – Blog Tour Review
Title: Shadow Girls Author: Carol Birch Genre: Suspense, Fiction Publisher: Head of Zeus Publication Date: 14th April 2022 Rating: 4/5 Cover: Summary: Manchester, 1960s. Sally, a cynical fifteen-year-old schoolgirl, is much too clever for her own good. When partnered with her best friend, Pamela – a mouthy girl who no-one else much likes – Sally finds … Continue reading Shadow Girls by Carol Birch – Blog Tour Review
Title: Demon Author: Matt Wesolowski Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 20th January 2022 (Paperback), Out Now in Ebook Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: In 1995, the picture-perfect village of Ussalthwaite was the site of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, in a case that shocked the world. Twelve-year-old Sidney Parsons was savagely … Continue reading Demon by Matt Wesolowski – Blog Tour Review
This year has been awful in many ways, but the one thing that has remained consistently incredible is the quality of the books being published. I found creating this list so hard because there are many books not on this list that I absolutely loved. However, I had to draw the line somewhere or this … Continue reading My Favourite 21 Books of 2021!
Title: The Last House on Needless Street Author: Catriona Ward Genre: Thriller/Horror Publisher: Viper Publication Date: 18th March 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at … Continue reading The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward – Book Review
Title: The Shape of Darkness Author: Laura Purcell Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery Publisher: Raven Books, Bloomsbury Publication Date: 21st January 2021 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Wicked deeds require the cover of darkness… A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - … Continue reading The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell – Book Review
Title: True Story Author: Kate Reed Petty Genre: Fiction Publisher: Quercus Publication Date: 4th August 2020 Rating: Cover: Summary: After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they'll tell the police a different version of … Continue reading True Story by Kate Reed Petty – Book Review
Title: Harrow Lake Author: Kat Ellis Genre: YA Horror Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 9th July 2020 Rating: 5/5 Cover: Summary: Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live … Continue reading Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis – Book Review
I can't believe that's another month come and gone! This difficult and unusual summer is going by so quickly. Lockdown is starting to become more relaxed here in Scotland and whilst I understand many are happy about this, I have to confess I'm pretty stressed about it. I'm an anxious person at the best of … Continue reading June Wrap-Up!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Hello! I've been super busy lately and I've missed the last couple … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Book Recommendations!