Book Review: The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre by Natasha Lester

About the Book: Lavish and compelling, this is the story of a young woman trying to forget her devastating part in the war. 1943. After spearheading several successful advertising campaigns in New York, PR wizard Alix St Pierre comes to the attention of the US government and finds herself recruited into a fledgling intelligence organisation. Enlisted as … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre by Natasha Lester

Book Review: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

About the Book: Florence, the 1560s. Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de' Medici, is free to wander the palazzo at will, wondering at its treasures and observing its clandestine workings. But when her older sister dies on the eve of marriage to Alfonso d'Este, ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into … Continue reading Book Review: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

Book Review: The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

About the Book: A decades-old crime threatens to tear apart three generations of women in this unputdownable mystery that will keep you gripped until its last heart-wrenching page. 1949 It is the coldest winter Orcades Island has ever known, when a pregnant sixteen-year-old arrives at Fairmile, a home for 'fallen women' run by the Catholic Church. … Continue reading Book Review: The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

Book Review: I’m Sorry You Feel that Way by Rebecca Wait

About the Book: Immensely readable and gorgeously comic, this is Rebecca's finest novel yet. For Alice and Hanna, saint and sinner, growing up is a trial. There is their mother, who takes a divide and conquer approach to child-rearing, and their father, who takes an absent one. There is their older brother Michael, whose disapproval … Continue reading Book Review: I’m Sorry You Feel that Way by Rebecca Wait

Book Review: The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

About the Book: In the smart Parisian suburb of Maisons-Larue, in the wake of the Paris 2015 terrorist attacks, an au pair is arrested after the sudden and suspicious death of her nine-year-old charge... The truth behind what happened is unravelled through six women: Geraldine, a heartbroken French teacher who struggles to connect with her … Continue reading Book Review: The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

About the Book: Berlin, 1934: Sofie Rhodes is the aristocratic wife of a scientist whose post-WWI fortunes change for the better when her husband, Jurgen, is recruited for Hitler's new rocket project. But too late they realise the Nazis' plans to weaponise Jurgen's technology as they begin to wage war against the rest of Europe. … Continue reading Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer