Calico, a review by Joanna

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Calico Lee Goldberg Severn House 415 pages Published on November 7th, 2023 🌵🌵🌵🌵 I do love a good genre mash-up, but to specify which genres would give away too much – to get the most impact from this book it’s … Continued

The Running Grave, a review by Joanna

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The Running Grave Robert Galbraith Hachette Audio 34 hrs, 13 mins Published Sept 26, 2023 🦴🦴🦴🦴   This is book seven in the Cormoran Strike detective series by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. After the innovative format of the … Continued

Atlas, a review by Joanna

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Atlas – The Story of Pa Salt Lucinda Riley 784 pages MacMillan Published May 11, 2023 ✨✨✨✨ This is the eighth and final book in the bestselling Seven Sisters series, about a family of young women who were all adopted … Continued

Doppelgänger, a review by Joanna

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Doppelgänger Naomi Klein Penguin 416 pages Published on Sept 12, 2023 🪞🪞🪞🪞🪞 This is a fascinating exploration of Canadian author & journalist Naomi Klein’s experiences of being mistaken for American author & journalist Naomi Wolf throughout her career. This focuses … Continued

Bewicched, a review by Joanna

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Bewicched  Seana Kelly 324 pages Nancy Yost Literary Agency Published May 2, 2023 🐙🐙🐙🐙 Bewicched is the first instalment of the Sea Wicche contemporary fantasy series, which is a spin-off from the author’s Sam Quinn books, about a bartending werewolf … Continued

Dinner with the Schnabels, a review by Joanna

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Dinner with the Schnabels Toni Jordan Hachette Australia 400 pages Published March 30, 2022 🏡🏡🏡🏡   This is a delightful contemporary family drama set in Melbourne, by an author who is new to me. The paperback went around my book … Continued

Eastgate, a review by Joanna

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Eastgate JD Kirk 332 pages/10hrs 8mins Audible Published December 6th, 2022 🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅 This is the fourth and final book in the Bob Hoon series, about a belligerent foul mouthed ex-policeman who just can’t stay out of trouble. I’ve listened to … Continued

The Party Crasher, a review by Joanna

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The Party Crasher Sophie Kinsella 368 pages Bantam Press Published 2021 🎉🎉🎉 This is a contemporary English family dramedy published in 2021, about a young woman facing the loss of her childhood home after her parents divorce. I would normally … Continued

Silent Night, a review by Joanna

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Silent Night Sophie Hannah 384 pages Harper Collins published on October 26th 🎄🎄🎄🎄 This is the fifth outing for Sophie Hannah’s authorised new Hercule Poirot mystery series, but the first that I’ve read. In fact, this was my first Agatha Christie … Continued