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Review – To Cook A Bear by Mikael Niemi

Synopsis: Jussi, the young Sami boy Læstadius has rescued from destitution and abuse, becomes the preacher's faithful disciple on long botanical treks to explore the flora and fauna. Læstadius also teaches him to read and write - and to love and fear God.  When a milkmaid goes missing deep in the forest, the locals suspect… Continue reading Review – To Cook A Bear by Mikael Niemi

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Review – After The Silence by Louise O’Neill

Synopsis: On the day of Henry and Keelin Kinsella's wild party at their big house a violent storm engulfed the island of Inisrun, cutting it off from the mainland. When morning broke Nessa Crowley's lifeless body lay in the garden, her last breath silenced by the music and the thunder. The killer couldn't have escaped… Continue reading Review – After The Silence by Louise O’Neill

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Review – Girl in The Walls by A.J. Gnuse

Synopsis: She doesn’t exist. She can’t exist. ‘A uniquely gothic tale about grief, belonging and hiding in plain sight’ Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars ’Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home, stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air. Not everyone can do what they can. … Continue reading Review – Girl in The Walls by A.J. Gnuse

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Review – Playing Nice by JP Delaney

Synopsis: Pete Riley answers the door one morning to a parent's worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, who breaks the devastating news that Pete's two-year-old, Theo, isn't Pete's real son - their babies got mixed up at birth.  The two families - Pete, his partner Maddie, and Miles and his wife Lucy -… Continue reading Review – Playing Nice by JP Delaney

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Review – If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin

Synopsis: What if the problem with your love life is you? If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin is an all-consuming novel about loneliness, obsession and how far we go for the ones we love. Samuel, the day we met I knew I’d finally found what I’ve been waiting for. You. Happiness, at last. Then you… Continue reading Review – If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin

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Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Synopsis: America. In the twilight of the Gold Rush, two siblings cross a landscape with a gun in their hands and the body of their father on their backs . . .  Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run. With their… Continue reading Review – How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

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Review – I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry

Synopsis: In Poppy Page's mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.  But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a… Continue reading Review – I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry

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Review – Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Synopsis: A windowless shack in the woods. Lena's life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always… Continue reading Review – Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

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Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins

Synopsis: When the eight-year-old daughter of an Oxford College Master vanishes in the middle of the night, police turn to the Scottish nanny, Dee, for answers.  As Dee looks back over her time in the Master's Lodging - an eerie and ancient house - a picture of a high achieving but dysfunctional family emerges: Nick,… Continue reading Review – Magpine Lane by Lucy Atkins

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Review – Keeper by Jessica Moor

Synopsis: He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.  Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside. When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.  But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where… Continue reading Review – Keeper by Jessica Moor