Laura Purcell, My Author of 2020: Three Non-Spoiler Reviews in One

Laura Purcell has always been an author I’ve wanted to try as her titles have consistently popped out to me from bookshop shelves, BookTube videos and Instagram images alike. She’s always been recommended to me as soon as anyone finds out my reading taste for Gothic, medically/anatomically macabre, suspense and intriguing twists. Her books areContinue reading “Laura Purcell, My Author of 2020: Three Non-Spoiler Reviews in One”

People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Non-Spoiler Review

As soon as I read the synopsis for Clare Whitfield’s debut novel, People of Abandoned Character, following Daniel Bassett’s Instagram review (@Dantheman1504) I just had to read it. Like many, I am fascinated by the Jack the Ripper case focusing on the unsolved 1888 murders of five women in Whitechapel, London. The very concept ofContinue reading “People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Non-Spoiler Review”

The Honey and the Sting by E. C. Fremantle: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review

I have seen this book everywhere. As soon as the proofs were released into the world my Twitter and Instagram feeds were flooded with lovely photos of this gorgeous cover. I must admit, this piqued my interest when it fell into my inbox and as soon as I heard secrets, historical fiction and bees IContinue reading “The Honey and the Sting by E. C. Fremantle: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review”

The Witch House by Ann Rawson: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review

Rawson’s writing is a highlight of this reading experience. It is simultaneously gripping and calming within the circumstances of the narrative. The choice of Alice’s perspective was entirely correct, and I found her a relatable protagonist alongside the intriguing role memory plays. I also appreciated Rawson’s inclusion of academics and Alice finding a path after a significant disruption to her life. Despite vital gaps in her knowledge, Alice has a mind of her own crafted and delivered intricately by Rawson to great effect.

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review

Before I can say anything about the content of this book, just look at how gorgeous it is! I know the old saying, “never judge a book by its cover”, but I have been making a conscious effort to be more aware of book design this year and this is the perfect example of howContinue reading “Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review”