Hello everyone! Happy voting day here in the UK. I use ‘happy’ lightly, because this general election, and in fact politics for the last few years has been a pretty hellish topic here in Britain (and actually now I think about it round the world). I am sitting in my parents house at the moment, staring at my computer and thinking about the things I could and probably should be writing about. And my thoughts pretty much stop at ‘well I could do that’ because I have realised I am in a rut. Continue reading “Blogging Rut”
Author: Iain Colvin
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Dates read: 10 Dec 19
Publication date: 30 Jul 19
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Thriller
Craig Dunlop is bored. Bored of his job, his town, his life.
After a family bereavement, Craig inherits an old heirloom; a wallet given to his grandfather during the war by none other than the deputy leader of Nazi Germany, Rudolf Hess.
The wallet has hidden a secret for forty years, and when Craig stumbles upon it, a chain of events is set in motion that lead to him becoming a hunted man.
Finding himself in a race to unravel a mystery that could shake the very foundations of the British establishment, Craig must find answers before the police catch up with him, or worse still, he is made to disappear forever, along with the secret of The King’s Prerogative.
*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Authoright and Clink Street Publishing as part of their 12 Days of Clink Street Publishing Blog Tour*
Author: Dr. Amanda Brown
Rating: 5 Stars
Dates read: 27 Aug 19 – 30 Aug 19
Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
Genre(s): Memoir, Prison
Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.
*I was given an eARC of this book courtesy of HQ and NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review* Continue reading “The Prison Doctor | Review”
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..Hello everyone, and welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! December is officially begun, we’re opening little doors on little calendars and we are gearing up for Christmas big time. And so arrives Blogmas. After much consideration, I have decided to take part this year! Continue reading “Blogmas | 2019”
Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, get ready, take your seats, get comfy, because Strictly is going to the Musicals. I love this week, I think it gives a real excuse for people to go to town with costumes and characters and really sells the dances. It’s always a great spectacle and comes with an extra pro dance so what isn’t too love huh?
Strictly Saturdays is a weekly review of Strictly Come Dancing. Expect biased reviews, uneducated dancing critique, and sass. Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays | Week Eleven @ The Musicals”
Author: Heine Bakkeid (Translator: Anne Bruce)
Rating: 5 Stars
Dates read: 22 Nov 19 – 24 Nov 19
Publication date: 14 Nov 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Raven Books
Genre(s): Crime, Nordic Noir, Thriller
The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past
Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever.
Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.
Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?
*I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of Bloomsbury, Raven Books in exchange for an honest and fair review* Continue reading “I Will Miss You Tomorrow | Review”
Holy Macaroni! It is week 10 my dancing pals! I know what you’re thinking, Blackpool has been, movies has been, Halloween is a distant memory, how can we go on? Well, let me tell you, there is going to be the first Argentine Tango of the series tonight. There is musicals and double dance weeks to work towards, and I think I can speak for the nation when I say we are hoping and praying for another disastrous danceathon, am I right?!