Lost Property – Helen Paris

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Transworld Books – Random House UK and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Dot Watson has lost her way. Twelve years ago her life veered off course, and the guilt over what happened still haunts her. Before then she … Continue reading Lost Property – Helen Paris

Anti-Social – Nick Pettigrew

*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Cornerstone / Penguin Random House and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: Has your life become unbearable because the person living above you has a fondness for crack cocaine, the company of strangers and dance music? Or maybe you're … Continue reading Anti-Social – Nick Pettigrew

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

Guest Post: 10 Amazing Cult Novels, With Amazing Antiheroes – Billy Moran

In September, I brought you my thoughts on Billy Moran's debut novel, Don't Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing, and I am pleased to welcome Billy back to Bookshine and Readbows today with a special top ten list for your run up to Christmas (after all, 'tis the season for buying lots of books, … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Amazing Cult Novels, With Amazing Antiheroes – Billy Moran

Alcoholic Betty – Elisabeth Horan

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Isabelle Kenyon at Fly on the Wall Press. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: "This is the hole. I go thereOn Sundays. I go there after dinnersBefore school --- mid work dayAfter lunch with the boss MondaysThe hole has Hangover … Continue reading Alcoholic Betty – Elisabeth Horan

The Push – Ashley Audrain

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Penguin UK – Michael Joseph and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb:  What if your experience of motherhood was nothing like what you hoped for - but everything you always feared? 'The women in this family, we're different . … Continue reading The Push – Ashley Audrain

Blog Tour: Don’t Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing – Billy Moran

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Howard Davidson at Sauce Materials. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: DON'T WORRY, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE AMAZING...Chris Pringle: simpleton, casualty or local hero?Propped up by biscuits, benefits and a baffling faith in his plan, he lives in a … Continue reading Blog Tour: Don’t Worry, Everything Is Going To Be Amazing – Billy Moran

The Girl Behind the Gates – Brenda Davies

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  1939. Seventeen-year-old Nora Jennings has spent her life secure in the certainty of a bright, happy future - until one night of passion has more catastrophic consequences than … Continue reading The Girl Behind the Gates – Brenda Davies

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder – Victoria Dowd

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Joffe Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A faded country house in the middle of nowhere. The guests are snowed in. The murders begin. Withering and waspish, Ursula Smart (not her real name) gate-crashes her mother’s … Continue reading The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder – Victoria Dowd

Blog Tour: I Am Dust – Louise Beech

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author, Anne Cater and Orenda Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  When iconic musical Dust is revived twenty years after the leading actress was murdered in her dressing room, a series of eerie events haunts … Continue reading Blog Tour: I Am Dust – Louise Beech