Lorna once asked: “What is it about an unsolved mystery that captures us so that makes us lean forward looking for an answer?” At the heart of this mystery is Agatha Christie. There are references […]
I am beginning to be a big fan of William Shaw! I recently read his Salt Lane novel and got the bug. Salt Lane features DS Alexandra Cupidi and her daughter. So The Birdwatcher is […]
Frederick Forsyth The Fox Review Many famous authors have a successful formula – Dan Brown comes to mind – and Fredrick Forsyth is another with a well-established formula. It all started with his book about […]
Came across Shaw at a speaker event at the Firle Vintage Fayre. The plot sounded interesting and as it was located in an area close by it seemed worth investigating The plot is centred around […]
The novel is set in World War II and in 1940 the Nazis have occupied Paris and taken over the Ritz for their senior officers and mistresses. The cast of characters includes an American Olivia […]
Lovely atmospheric story dripping in melancholy. Everyone is a storyteller and the plot meanders just like the Thames. Characters weave into the book with their own back story. Beautifully written and observed. An enchanting story – perhaps the ending is a little disappointing but do not be put off. The writing is magic.
This is a fabulous read! Marc Levy is the most read contemporary French author in the world and I can see why. Story outline: “When London journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan receives an anonymous letter alluding to […]
[star rating=”5″ max=”5″] Origin by Dan Brown is a super read. He is a Master of the Genre. Intrigue, technology, monarchy and religious factions all contribute to yet another page turner!
[star rating=”5″ max=”5″] This would be a great holiday read if you were vacationing in Northern Italy. The story is primarily located the lagoon in Venice and Lake Garda to the west. The plot deals with the period towards the end of the war in 1945.
[star rating=”5″ max=”5″] What a superb debut from Laura Pearson – she is going to be an author to look out for. Her tragic story about a family who try to cope with two deaths is sad but poignant and uplifting.