A Writer Reads

I have read some wonderful books recently, but there are three which stand out for me.

The Unseeing – Anna MazzolaThe Unseeing

I don’t often read historical fiction for no other reason than I usually have so many thrillers to read, but I recently met Anna Mazzola at The Alderney Literary Festival, and couldn’t resist picking up a copy of her book.

What I love about this book is the sense of time and place. It’s set in the mid nineteenth century, and somehow the author manages to evoke a sense of how it was to live in London back then – the sights, smells and sounds.

And it’s the story of a murder – a particularly gruesome one – so right up my street after all! Click here to learn more.

Friend RequestFriend Request – Laura Marshall

I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release copy of this book, and it’s everything you might expect it to be when you realise it’s about a woman who receives a friend request on Facebook, but the person who it appears to be from has been dead for over twenty years. The intrigue and confusion ramps up throughout the book until you have no idea who to trust. It’s not out until July, but it’s available for pre-order now. Click here to learn more.

Into the WaterInto the Water – Paula Hawkins

I haven’t read this yet, but surely readers everywhere must be waiting for this book? I don’t think I know anybody who hasn’t read The Girl on the Train, and so this is a highly anticipated release later in 2017.  Described as ‘an urgent, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now.’ It’s a book that’s bound to have everybody talking. The weeks can’t fly in quick enough for us all to get our hands on this one. Click here to learn more.