• Adult Book Reviews,  Modern Fiction

    The Dilemma by B.A. Paris Review

    From the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown and The Therapist, The Dilemma by B.A. Paris was released in 2020 and received fantastic reviews. It’s one that had been on my TBR pile for a while and I finally got around to reading it this month. T.M. Logan described it as “A powerful, beautifully crafted story that ratchets up the tension with every page and packs a huge emotional punch”. It sounded different to other thrillers I’d read recently so I was excited to get stuck in. The Dilemma by B.A. Paris Review: Plot To say Livia is excited about her 40th birthday would be a massive understatement. This party…

  • Adult Book Reviews,  Modern Fiction

    The Family Upstairs By Lisa Jewell Review

    With the exception of The Girls, which I didn’t enjoy, I always find Lisa Jewell’s novels to be really good reads. The Night She Disappeared was particularly gripping. I’ve therefore tried to read more of her previous books. The Family Upstairs was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and I found the premise to be really interesting. The Family Upstairs By Lisa Jewell Review: Plot In a large house in London, a baby is found awake in her cot. She’s well-fed and cared for and happily waiting for someone to pick her up. Meanwhile, downstairs in the kitchen, three decomposing corpses are lying next to a hastily scrawled note.…

  • Adult Book Reviews,  Modern Fiction

    After The End by Clare Mackintosh Review

    I’m a big fan of Clare Mackintosh‘s novels. They’re always gripping and intense but with a real human element to them too. I’d heard After The End was a different read to her previous works and I’m a little late to the party with this one. However as I’ve read all her other works, including her latest thriller Hostage, I didn’t want to miss this one. After The End by Clare Mackintosh Review: Plot Max and Pip have a strong marriage and are loving parents to their two-year-old son Dylan. However, after a failed attempt to completely remove a brain tumour, Dylan is left severely brain-damaged. Max and Pip must…

  • Adult Book Reviews,  Modern Fiction

    The Beekeeper of Aleppo Book Review (Christy Lefteri)

    The Beekeeper of Aleppo has been on my TBR (to be read) pile for a while now after I saw it was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2020. When I saw Christy Lefteri had a new book coming out later this year, I decided it was time to read her debut novel. Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a refugee centre in Athens. The Beekeeper of Aleppo Book Review: The Plot Nuri and his wife Afra live a simple life in the beautiful Syrian city of…