Her Hidden Life by V.S. Alexander (2018)

I bought this novel on a whim in the supermarket (something I hardly ever do) because I was just in the mood to buy a book. It happens. Almost all of the novels on sale were sensational crime, romances, or what was once called 'chick lit' and this was the only one that appealed to… Continue reading Her Hidden Life by V.S. Alexander (2018)

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The Ice Child by Camilla Lackberg

I have to admit this book was an impulse purchase. In Waitrose. But I just really felt like some slightly generic crime, and The Ice Child fulfilled that wish. It is part of a series of books about Detective Patrik Hedström and his wife Erica, who is a writer, who both just happen to get… Continue reading The Ice Child by Camilla Lackberg

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne

Creepy children, and indeed twins, are not a new idea - they appear in countless films and books as a classic scary, horror motif, and aren't very original. And yet they are still creepy, and probably always will be. In The Ice Twins S. K. Tremayne (the "pseudonym of a journalist and bestselling writer", according… Continue reading The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne

Best of 2012: Rook, Swimming Home, Hawthorn & Child, and Object Lessons – Guest Post by Alan Bowden

This guest post has been written by blogger and philosophy PhD student Alan Bowden. Alan's blog Words of Mercury is an intelligent and well-written book blog with a variety of texts as well as Alan's own fiction and poetry. Here he talks about his favourite books of 2012 (he couldn't choose just one!), Rook by… Continue reading Best of 2012: Rook, Swimming Home, Hawthorn & Child, and Object Lessons – Guest Post by Alan Bowden