Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives … Continue reading Book Review: The Confession by Jessie Burton

Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she … Continue reading Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Book Review: The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Alice Hoffman’s most magical novel to date—three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love. Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people’s dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window on the future—a future that she might … Continue reading Book Review: The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: The Girls by Lisa Jewell

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the … Continue reading Book Review: The Girls by Lisa Jewell

Book Review: After the End by Claire Mackintosh

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son. What if they could have both? A gripping and propulsive exploration … Continue reading Book Review: After the End by Claire Mackintosh

Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life abourd their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge – until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, … Continue reading Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.  When the father Nina never knew … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Nestled in the Hudson Valley is a sumptuous retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you get paid big money—more than you’ve ever dreamed of—to spend a few seasons in this luxurious locale. The catch? For nine months, you belong to the Farm. You cannot leave the grounds; your … Continue reading Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

Book Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

My Rating: 2/5 The Blurb: In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her trouble and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to … Continue reading Book Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

Book Review: Where’d you go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she’s his talented, volatile, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she’s a menace. To design experts, she’s a legendary architect. But to 15 year-old Bee, she is quite simply Mum. Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee’s search for her mother reveals an extraordinary woman trying to find her … Continue reading Book Review: Where’d you go Bernadette? by Maria Semple