Quickie review: The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

Synopsis Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to… Continue reading Quickie review: The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

Synopsis Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again. But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her… Continue reading Betrayal by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdottir

Synopsis The first in the electrifying new Forbidden Iceland series, The Creak on the Stairs is an exquisitely written, claustrophobic and chillingly atmospheric debut thriller by one of Iceland’s most exciting new talents When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that… Continue reading The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdottir

An Implacable Woman by K T Findlay: a gritty black comedy

Synopsis If a tooth costs a tooth and an eye costs an eye When a man hits his wife, then it’s his turn to die Furious that the courts and police can’t prevent respected surgeon John Kirby from beating his wife, Sally Mellors steps in to save her. Permanently… But Grace Kirby isn’t the only… Continue reading An Implacable Woman by K T Findlay: a gritty black comedy

The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett: entertaining and edgy

Synopsis Bob Shaw is baffled to see a man in a brown coat at a bustling Underground station. Surely it can’t be his friend, the scientist Professor Morley? Morley perished weeks before in a blazing car. Is the man an impostor or did his friend fake his death? This fascinating and ingenious thriller tells of… Continue reading The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett: entertaining and edgy

An exciting cover reveal: Silent Cry by Jenny O’Brien

I’m delighted to be taking part in this cover reveal 🙂   About the book: Five years ago, Izzy Grant’s boyfriend Charlie took their newborn daughter Alys out for a drive. They never came back. After years of waiting, Izzy has almost given up hoping that they’re still alive – until a note is pushed… Continue reading An exciting cover reveal: Silent Cry by Jenny O’Brien

Rage and Retribution by Lorraine Mace: a powerful read

Can two wrongs ever make a right? A man is found by the side of a canal, comatose and brutally attacked. It quickly becomes clear that someone is abducting men and subjecting them to horrific acts of torture. After three days they’re released, fighting for their lives and refusing to speak. A councillor is accused… Continue reading Rage and Retribution by Lorraine Mace: a powerful read

The Profit Motive by David Blecker: a ‘wow!’ read

Synopsis When firefighter Adam Sterling arrives at the scene of a horrific car crash, little does he imagine it will lead him back to his mother’s homeland. Kate, the woman he pulls from the wreckage, needs his help. Her father has been left for dead after a hit-and-run, in Wenzhou, China. She suspects it wasn’t… Continue reading The Profit Motive by David Blecker: a ‘wow!’ read