She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up.
Alice’s world is tiny but full.
She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna’s arrival might help their family finally mend itself – even if forgiveness means returning to the past…
So with two decades, hundreds of miles and a lifetime’s worth of secrets between Lorna and the island, can coming home mean starting again?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review and having Me on the tour. I absolutely adored her previous books so was excited to read this .
I loved this and was just the perfect tonic after a hard few days. Great escapism through libbys beautiful evocative writing that really makes you feel you are in the pages.
Fantastic characters that as the book progress we learn more about . Secrets are revealed and feelings are left open .
Friendship,family,love,loss ,hope and home were important factors in this story .
Heart-felt and life affirming.
Highly recommend and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.
Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he’d done something terrible. Begging them not to tell the police.
Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child . . .
As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with a terrifying decision . . .
Save her son . . . or save herself?
Firstly a massive thank you to the publishers for my copy to review which was a surprise ! I am a massive fan of Janes books and a honour to read a early copy ,
A fantastic thought provoking book that centres on identity and family . Within these concepts come lies, secrets, trust , love and out duties to those we care about . Especially as a mum I could so relate to the moral dilemma being asked.
Jane’s writing is flawless and guarantee to hook the reader in from start to finish
A compelling and haunting look into the lengths we go to protect the ones we love and the impact it can have .
Published 17th June and highly recommend if you’re after a thriller this summer .
Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused – he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp – but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.
As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim’s background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene – and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken . . .
I absolutely love this series so couldn’t wait to read the next installment.
Gripping and chilling, this is a addictive read . Unpredictable and twisty .
Love the characters and with each book we get to know more about them . I whizzed through as I always do with his books!
Cleverly written and a fascinating insight into a world otherwise not available.
I already can’t wait to read his next instalment! Published 3rd June
Sometimes it takes losing everything to find the person you need . . .
Most people travel to Croatia for its endless sunshine, pebbly beaches and crystal clear sea.
Kate goes there to disappear.
She needs to escape from a life that has fallen apart in spectacular and public fashion, and no one on the beautiful island of Hvar knows who she is or what she’s running away from.
Until she meets another lonely soul.
Alex is different to any man Kate has ever known, yet the connection between them is undeniable. She soon begins to open up in ways she never has before – not even to herself. But Kate is not the only person in Hvar hiding secrets. And, as she is about to discover, it is always only a matter of time before the truth catches up with you . . .
Here we are with another high praise review of Isabelles books. Every year I start the same but my goodness I adore her writing . Through the magic of her words we are whisked away to various locations and especially after lockdowns is this just perfect?
Pages turn fast as the sun heats up on a new romance. But more importantly the fire within themselves for life is lit.
Life affirming and evocative.
Perfect summer read to escape with .
A beautiful story of friendships, relationships, secrets , endings and new beginnings.
Hopeless crushes, emergency tampons, messy sex stories, work triumphs, those days where you can’t stop crying in the loos, those days where you can’t stop dancing on the bar. They even share the same birthday, FFS. The struggle is real, but they’ll always have each other.
Except best friends forever is a hard promise to keep…
Eye-wateringly hilarious, tender and true, this a story about growing up, falling apart, and the friendships that hold us together.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. I have loved her previous books .
Her writing is fresh, witty and packed with warmth.
This is a fantastic book and I loved it. Beautifully captures life and all what shapes it. The good ,bad and ugly…
Friendships, love, arguments and identity . We can all relate to parts of this story and their friendship. It’s funny , refreshing and life affirming . Packed with emotion and real life subjects .
Do you have any idea what the people you know are capable of? Bestselling author of All My Lies Are True, Dorothy Koomson, asks how well you can really know your neighbours. Fans of Lisa Jewell and Louise Candlish will rip through the pages of this addictive new thriller.
What if all your neighbours’ secrets landed in a diary on your doorstep?
What if the woman who gave it to you was murdered by one of the people in the diary?
What if the police asked if you knew anything?
Would you hand over the book of secrets?
Or … would you try to find out what everyone had done?
I Know What You’ve Done is the unputdownable thriller from the Queen of the Big Reveal.
Firstly a big thank you for my copy, always a thrill to receive. Dorothy has been one of my top authors for years even before I knew what a blogger was so it will never not be exciting to read a proof .
A fantastic book packed with twists and turns secrets and lies. Who is telling the truth? Who is not who they appear to be?
Thought provoking and moralquestioning. Cleverly plotted and written from different neighbours narratives.
Fast paced and keeps the reader on their toes. Addictive ,compelling and tense this makes the perfect thriller .
Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like how popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie).
Now Grace and friends have picked their “best” high-school moments for Paige to put in the all-important Yearbook. And they’re not just lies. They’re poison.
But Paige has finally had enough. And as she starts to find love through the pages of a book, she finds her voice too. Now she is going to rewrite her story – and the Yearbook is the perfect place to do it.
Paige Vickers: Most likely to…bring down the mean girls
I’m a massive fan of Hollys since reading soulmates many years ago. I read this cover to cover in one go and absolutely loved it.
It is ya but that doesn’t mean it’s not for anyone and everyone . We all remember school and being a teenager and my age doesn’t take away any enjoyment .
This is a emotive powerful beautiful story about a young lady finding her voice and who she is .
I think many including myself can relate to her .swoonworthy moments but also dealing with very important serious issues.