Whistle In The Dark by Emma Healey @ECHealey @VikingBooksUK

Whistle in the Dark begins with Jen and her 15 year old daughter, Lana, in an ambulance. Lana has been found after being missing for four days, and she either doesn’t know, or won’t tell anyone where she was. Lana was already a troubled young woman before she went on holiday with her mum to... Continue Reading →

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd @tinderpress @suemonkkidd

The Secret Life of Bees begins in the summer of 1964 with Lily, 14, and her dad T.Ray in South Carolina. Her mum had died when Lily was a very young child and ever since Lily has had a troublesome childhood. She never felt like she belonged anywhere, and her dad seemed particularly cruel and... Continue Reading →

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon @HollySeddon @AtlanticBooks

Robin and Sarah are twins, and both are in a very dark stage in their lives for different reasons. They both hold onto secrets and regret after years of no contact with each other. Those secrets are gradually revealed through the book as the reader understands the love and loss they shared. The chapters are... Continue Reading →

The Child in the Clothes of the Criminal by Anne Goodwin @annecdotist @inspiredquill

Anne Goodwin joins us on the blog today to talk about writing as a child. Her second novel, Underneath, is published tomorrow. The Child in the Clothes of the Criminal by Anne GoodwinAs a reader and writer with a background in psychology I’m interested in how our childhoods shape the adults we become. So in... Continue Reading →

Underneath by Anne Goodwin @annecdotist @inspiredquill

After travelling for years around the world Steve decides it's time to find his own place to call home. Together with his new found friend Liesel, he finds a perfect house with a beautiful cellar. Liesel and Steve have quite different ideas about how the cellar should be used. Everything moves along quite smoothly at... Continue Reading →

Beartown by Fredrik Backman @backmanland @atriabooks

To many residents of Beartown, ice hockey is everything. It's their livelihood, their friends and family, and their way out. It's the one thing with any chance of putting Beartown on the map after unemployment and council cuts have ruined the town. This book isn't really about ice hockey, or even Beartown. It's about love,... Continue Reading →

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