Catch-Up Quickies 7

First a quick explanation! Due to some severe health issues over the last few years, and a lingering chronic condition, my planned review schedule went right out of the window and I have been scrabbling ever since to get it back on track. In my latest attempt to try to regain some lost ground, I … Continue reading Catch-Up Quickies 7

The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Mantle - Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history … Continue reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor – Jane Healey

The Horse and Mr Hyde – Matt Ferraz

  *I received a free copy of this story, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*         Blurb:  A horse pulling a cab in London takes on many strange passengers, but nothing could prepare Black Beauty for Mr Edward Hyde. The evil face of … Continue reading The Horse and Mr Hyde – Matt Ferraz

Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley

  *I received a free ARC of this novella, with thanks to the author, John Murray Press and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby's son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five. Starve Acre, their house by the moors, … Continue reading Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley

The Lost Ones – Anita Frank

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, HQ – Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Some houses are never at peace. England, 1917   Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant … Continue reading The Lost Ones – Anita Frank

Tuesday Mooney Wore Black – Kate Racculia

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  You are cordially invited to play a game… Tuesday Mooney loves a puzzle. So when an eccentric billionaire drops dead, leaving behind a fiendish treasure hunt – open … Continue reading Tuesday Mooney Wore Black – Kate Racculia

The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to NetGalley and Penguin. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Iceland, 1686. The brutal, lava-scarred landscape can swallow a man without so much as a volcanic gasp. Jón Eiríksson has just married his second wife in a year. But Rósa's new … Continue reading The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea

The Twisted Tree – Rachel Burge

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Bonnier Zaffre and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day … Continue reading The Twisted Tree – Rachel Burge

The Stranger Diaries – Elly Griffiths

  *I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley, with thanks to the author and publishers.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Susan Hill meets Gone Girl and Disclaimer. Clare Cassidy is no stranger to … Continue reading The Stranger Diaries – Elly Griffiths

The Ghost Machine – Kristen Brand

  Blurb:  Ella Rosenfeld is a lunatic. Locked away in the remote Auttenberg Asylum, she undergoes torturous treatment to cure her hallucinations. Yet the longer she remains within Auttenberg’s austere halls, the more gruesome her visions become, until Ella is sure she’s seeing ghosts and Auttenberg’s doctor knows it. He doesn’t plan to cure her; he … Continue reading The Ghost Machine – Kristen Brand