Filth. You can practically feel the stuff clinging to your shoes and smell it as it assails your nostrils. It is gross — and engrossing.
The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch won me over totally! It is funny, clever and very, very entertaining.
Tom Lake is a nice book, very pleasant to read, not particularly challenging but beautifully written. Lockdown without the pandemic.
The Wren, The Wren is not a narrative of grand events but an exploration of the intricate threads that bind couples and families.
If I’m going to use murder as light entertainment, at least it’s nice for the protagonist to be a woman. Especially if she’s good at her job.
Bad Men is sharp and fast and clever and very funny. You’ll love it. (Maybe less so if you’re a scumbag who hurts women.)
A tense and claustrophobic mystery. An incisive look into family life and loyalties, ambition, criminal negligence, toxic greed and cover-up.
Therese questions herself and her life, and feels the urge to break out, smash everything and live more authentically. Who doesn’t, right?
Portrays coercive control and domestic violence. Highlights the difficulties facing victims’ families and the lack of legal support.
When the days are dull and lifeless, you need The Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies. Thrilling, moving, clever.