Monday 28 August 2023

The Doctor - Annie Payne || Review


Care giver, life saver… or cold-blooded killer?
 Running away from a past she’d rather forget, Doctor Alison Wilson has moved to a new town to take up the role of Medical Officer at failing hospital Saint Margaret’s. 

 Tasked with shaking things up, she quickly learns that things are worse than they initially seem: patient records are in disarray, staff morale is low, and there’s something afoot that she can’t quite put her finger on… 

 As Alison starts to dig into the hospital’s past, she gradually discovers a trail of lies that runs deeper and darker than she could have ever imagined. 
 There’s a cold-blooded killer in the hospital. And they’re hiding in plain sight…

Tuesday 22 August 2023

Only Love Can Hurt Like This || Paige Toon || Review

An earth-shattering secret. A life-changing love story. 

When Wren realizes her fiancé is in love with someone else, she thinks her heart will never recover.

On the other side of the world, Anders lost his wife four years ago and is still struggling to move on.

But Wren doesn't know that Anders is harboring a secret, and if he acts on any feelings he has for Wren it will have serious fall-out for everyone. Walking away would hurt Wren more than she can imagine. But, knowing the truth, how can she possibly stay?

Thursday 17 August 2023

The Push - Ashley Audrain Review


A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family–and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for–and everything she feared.

Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.
But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–she doesn’t behave like most children do.
Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.

Then their son Sam is born–and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.

The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.

Tuesday 8 August 2023

The Players - Darren O'Sullivan || Netgalley Review


In this game it’s kill or be killed

A stranger has you cornered.
They call themselves The Host.
You are forced to play their game.
In it one person can live and the other must die.

You are the next player
You have a choice to make.

This is a game where nobody wins

Wednesday 2 August 2023

5* So Far 2023 - Top Picks


So seen as we are entering the second half of the year, I thought it was about time I shared my top books of the months so far. I've tried to keep on track with my reading for my Goodreads goal which is 60, so more than 1 book a week. So click below the jump to see what each month's picks where.
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