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Fictionophile · 4h ago

“Secrets we keep” by Faith Hogan

Kate Hunt, a successful London lawyer, takes a much needed break from the ‘rat race’. She escapes in late December by visiting her great aunt Iris who owns a guest house in the charming vill...
Fictionophile · 2d ago

“The Old Jest” by Jennifer Johnston

“Death is an old jest but it comes new to everyone.” ~ Ivan Turgenev A few years ago I read an astounding novel by Jennifer Johnston called “Shadows on our skin“, so I thought I HAD to add a...
Fictionophile · 4d ago

Series to Savour 6 – Susan Hill’s Simon Serrailler mysteries

Several years ago, I read a mystery called “The various haunts of men“. It remains as one of my favorite mysteries to this day.  It is only fitting then, that I feature Susan Hill in my ‘Ser...
Fictionophile · 6d ago

Book post today! YIPEE! Fredrik Backman!

I’ve made it abundantly clear over the last few years that I’m a HUGE FAN of the marvelous Fredrik Backman. His novels have evoked much laughter and more than a tear or two. So today I was d...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

Same book – Different title (a bookworm’s gripe)

I take umbrage when publishers, in their infinite wisdom, decide to rename a book which already has a perfectly acceptable title.  This has occurred with two of the most recent additions to ...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

“The stolen child” by Lisa Carey

“Steeped in Irish history and lore, The Stolen Child is a mesmerizing descent into old world beliefs, and a captivating exploration of desire, myth, motherhood, and love in all its forms.” W...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

New on my radar: “Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings #TBR

I received an email today telling me of a new, debut psychological thriller.  It sounded SO brilliant, that I thought I’d spread the word and share the latest addition to my TBR! from Unboun...
Fictionophile · 1W ago

“Controlled explosions” by Claire McGowan (a novella)

A prequel novella, “Controlled explosions” introduces readers to Claire McGowan’s Paula Maguire series. When I read that Ken Bruen proclaimed her to be ‘Ireland’s answer to Ruth Rendell, I k...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

“The beautiful dead” by Belinda Bauer

When you read a lot of thrillers like I do, reading that a book features a serial killer is almost to be expected.  However, if you think THIS novel is just another serial killer novel, you ...
Fictionophile · 2W ago

Cover Love: Part 20 – Birdcages

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my t...