The Illustrated Child – Polly Crosby

*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: A picture paints a thousand lies… Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past … Continue reading The Illustrated Child – Polly Crosby

Why Mummy’s Sloshed – Gill Sims

*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: Number One bestselling author Gill Sims is back with her eagerly awaited fourth and final Why Mummy novel. I just wanted them to stop wittering at me, eat vegetables without complaining, … Continue reading Why Mummy’s Sloshed – Gill Sims

The Guest List – Lucy Foley

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   A REMOTE ISLAND. AN INVITATION TO DIE FOR. A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party. On an island off the windswept … Continue reading The Guest List – Lucy Foley

Adults – Emma Jane Unsworth

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, The Borough Press, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:   Jenny is unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends seem sick of her and whilst her social media portrays her life as a … Continue reading Adults – Emma Jane Unsworth

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 1

  Another amazing reading year! I feel so incredibly lucky to be part of the book blogging community and to have made contacts with authors, bloggers and blog tour organisers that have all introduced to me to a wealth of literary riches this year. There have been far too many excellent books to limit myself … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 1

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

Take It Back – Kia Abdullah

  *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:  The Victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses the boys of something unthinkable. The Defendants: Four handsome teenage boys … Continue reading Take It Back – Kia Abdullah

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder -Sarah J. Harris

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, The Borough Press, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  How do you solve a mystery when you can’t understand the clues? There are three things you need to know about Jasper. 1. He sees … Continue reading The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder -Sarah J. Harris

Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** – Gill Sims

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Family begins with a capital eff. I’m wondering how many more f*cking ‘phases’ I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning members of society? It seems … Continue reading Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** – Gill Sims

The Other Half of Augusta Hope – Joanna Glen

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, The Borough Press, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong. Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At … Continue reading The Other Half of Augusta Hope – Joanna Glen