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Book Reviews

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Canticle by Liz McSkeane
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

I did not ask for this commission, I do not want it and yet, here I am. I still do not understand what has persuaded me or whether, having agreed...

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Posted by Kate Vickers in .

Life After Life is a beautifully wrought, unique novel that blends the concept of continuous reincarnation into an outstanding work of historical fiction. The reader experiences the tumultuous period of...

CAGE by Lilja Sigurðardóttir
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Having previously read Book 1, SNARE, in the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy by Icelandic writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir, I was looking forward to returning to the series (albeit after missing out on Book 2, TRAP ). But...

Through The Wall by Caroline Corcoran
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘I can hear her through the wall She has no idea what I did. No idea what I’m capable of…’ [ Harriet ] ‘I swear I can feel her. Biding her...

Meat Market by Juno Dawson
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Honest and raw, this is a timely exposé of the dark underbelly of the fashion industry’ Meat Market is the shocking recent novel from Juno Dawson. Published with Quercus Children’s Books,...

Nothing to Hide by James Oswald
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Trouble always seems to find her, and even if she has nothing to hide, perhaps she has everything to lose…. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed No Time To Cry by James Oswald,...

Help Me! by Marianne Power
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Feel the Fear changed my life the first time I read it because I took action: I felt the fear and quit my job. But since then I hadn’t stepped...

The Incorrigible Optimists Club by Jean-Michel Guenassia
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘A writer is being buried today. It’s like a final demonstration: an unexpected crowd – silent, respectful and anarchic – is blocking the streets and the boulevards around the Montparnasse...

Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Lies. They can make you. THEY CAN BREAK YOU. Sometimes they come back to hurt you…. Lies Lies Lies is the second, and latest, domestic noir title from bestselling author Adele...

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

The Handmaid’s Tale was written in 1985 and it was offered to a world which was completely shocked by the dystopian horrors which it detailed. The world united for a...