Reviews of books recently added to our stock. The reviews are kindly supplied by Joan Stephens.
The story opens with 60-year old Juliet Armstrong dying in a fatal car accident. We learn that she has recently returned to the UK after a long spell abroad, that she has an adored son Matteo, the result of a brief liaison with an Italian musician. To this reviewer’s […]
Ellie Mack is 15, a golden girl with a glowing future before her, a loving and happy family and a boy friend who makes her the envy of all her friends. She goes off to school one morning as usual, then completely disappears without trace. Ten years on, after […]
“Poignant, funny and moving’’ is a typical reviewer’s comment on this collection of short stories. Given that they include The Woman Who had a Ticking Clock and The Woman Who Jumped on the Bandwagon, the reader will hope to find something that resonates with her. If not for every woman, […]
To say this crime novel is intricate is an understatement.
It is also disconcerting, as the plot is so full of twists and turns, so full
of tension, that this reader found it hard to keep up.
It features three small children left at the side of the
motorway, their mother having assured […]
On land Emily is an ordinary girl, but in the water she is a
magical member of a mermaid family – sometimes she is the former, at others the
This is teenage fiction, with a little romance thrown in,
plus pirates who hate mermaids, a Prince, and some under-the-ocean rescue
Light-hearted, with […]
The Illuminations of the title are those in Blackpool, where
former British army officer Luke goes with his grandmother on a journey into
her past to explore her remarkable career as a pioneer among professional
photographers, very few of whom were women.
Grandmother is Anne, a resident in sheltered accommodation
and a prey to […]