Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

The Mystery Woman… About the Book: Rebecca Wood takes the role as postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, desperate for anonymity after a scandal in Sydney. But she is confronted almost at once by a disturbing discovery - her predecessor committed suicide. To add to her worries, her hopes for a quiet life are soon … Continue reading Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

Author Talks: Leah Swann on Inventive explorations of motherhood in fiction

The eagle-featured mother in Angela Carter’s Bluebeard story “The Bloody Chamber” was an electrifying discovery as a student and lives on in me to this day. Back then, I’d read about oppressive mothers, unreliable mothers, fearsome mothers and loving mothers but never a fierce, swashbuckling mother like this one. Early in the story we learn … Continue reading Author Talks: Leah Swann on Inventive explorations of motherhood in fiction

Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town… About the Book: North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold - until … Continue reading Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review: Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Cry of the Firebird... About the Book: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South African-born Doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organization, has been in the thick … Continue reading Book Review: Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

Rebecca... About the Book: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of … Continue reading The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

New Release Book Review: The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Mother-In-Law… About the Book: ‘Someone once told me that you have two families in your life - the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don't choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all.’ A twisty, compelling new … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

A Very Murderous Christmas... About the Book: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill to all men, as families and friends come together to forget their differences and … Continue reading Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

Quick Shots Book Review: The Cry (TV tie-in) by Helen FitzGerald

The Cry... About the Book: Coming to ABC TV, the 4-part BBC TV drama, The Cry by Helen FitzGerald brings a parent's worst nightmare to vivid life. When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: The Cry (TV tie-in) by Helen FitzGerald