Review: The Chalk Man

Written by: C. J. Tudor

Published: 11th January 2018

Genre: contemporary, horror, thriller, psychological

BlurbYou can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you.

It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran – the Chalk Man. Continue reading


Review: The Au Pair

Written by: Emma Rous

Published on: 11th July 2019

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Adult, Contemporary

Blurb: Seraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are the first set of twins to be born at Summerbourne House. But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of a stolen baby. Continue reading

Review: The Taking of Annie Thorne

Written by: C. J. Tudor (audiobook read by Richard Armitage)

Published on: 21st February 2019

Genre: Thriller, Crime, horror suspense

Blurb: One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say what had happened to her.

Something happened to my sister. I can’t explain what. I just know that when she came back, she wasn’t the same. She wasn’t my Annie.

I didn’t want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister. Continue reading

Review: The Colorado Kid (New Illustrated Edition)

Written by: Stephen King

Published on: 2nd July 2019

Genre: crime, mystery

Blurb: Stephen King’s bestselling unsolved mystery, THE COLORADO KID – inspiration for the TV series HAVEN — returns to bookstores for the first time in 10 years in an all-new illustrated edition.

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’s more than a year before the man is identified. And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Continue reading

Review: His Innocent Seduction

Written by: Clare Connelly

Published on: 27th June 2019

Genre: adult fiction, contemporary, romance

Blurb: A sexual initiation…

I enjoy the finer things—aged whisky, gourmet meals, beautiful women… So when sweet virgin Millie Davis propositions me, I vow we’ll savor every moment. It’s completely no-strings—love is too dangerous. Yet, how can someone so innocent bring me to the brink of losing control? Continue reading

Blog Tour: Bride Squad Runaway

Written by: Caroline Grace-Cassidy and Lisa C. Carey

Published on: 30 May 2019

Genre: Contemporary, romantic fiction

Blurb: It should be the perfect moment. A sunny day at Vintage Brides, and Ava O’Hara is twirling in her wedding dress. Super-hot Stefan likes what he sees…

But Stefan won’t be the one standing at the altar. It’ll be Simon, Ava’s wannabe rockstar fiancé. Or will it?  Continue reading

Review: The Rose Gate

Written by: Hanna Sandvig

Published on: 20 June 2019

Genre: YA fairytale retelling, fantasy

Blurb: All Isobel wants is a quiet place to read, but apparently that’s too much to ask. She only needs to make it through one last summer with her broken family before she can leave for university and get on with her life. At least she has her books and the solitude of the woods. 

But there are wolves in these woods.  Continue reading

Writing Practice: Man in the Woods

Welcome to Writing Practice again!

I explained the context of this in my first post here – head there and have a read to know more, but essentially these are writing practices that I have done with one of my classes. Each time we spend 15-20 minutes responding to an image, word or line. I write whilst the students do, and I have decided to share my efforts with you in hope that I may be able to develop further. Continue reading