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‘Hide’ – Nell Pattison

5 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

Seven friends head out into the nature reserve where Lauren works. One of the group, Alec, is shot and so begins a tense few hours as they try to work out who was responsible. We are told fairly on that a number of the group have secrets they are wan...

3 Takeaways from "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

5 Dec 2021 4 minute read 7 comments cryotosensei

I picked up "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" in my 20s and actually gave up reading halfway. Back then, my priority was travelling, and I had a knack for seizing opportunities that would allow me to travel for free. My biggest achievement was winning a 3D2N tri...

‘The Coldest Touch’ – Isabel Sterling

4 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

  Our main character, Elise, has been struggling to find happiness after her brother’s death. She blames herself, and ever since this accident Elise has not wanted to touch anyone as she can foretell a person’s death if she does. Initially, it...

‘Only a Monster’ – Vanessa Len

30 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

  Monsters are, traditionally, the things we hate but in this fascinating story we not only get to learn more about the monsters but we also are encouraged to side with them. Nothing is quite what it seems. Our main character, Joan, is aware of...

‘The Gifts that Bind Us’ – Caroline O’Donoghue

29 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

  I enjoyed book one, but hadn’t loved the book as much as I’d hoped to. However, this was a much more engaging read. Darker in tone, focusing on a range of concerns and the magic felt more natural in this. Moving on from the events surrounding...

‘Nobody But Us’ – Laure Van Rensburg

28 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

Nobody But Us is being touted as a must-read of 2022, and I can completely see why. Topical, cleverly constructed and a book that was very hard to put down. The book starts at our end point, and I’m always a sucker for stories where we’re working our...

‘Falling’ – T.J. Newman

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

From start to finish I did not want to put this down. I’d heard rave reviews, wondered if it would be worth the hype and I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon and urge people to read this book. We open with a routine day; a family preparing for the day...

‘Her Perfect Twin’ – Sarah Bonner

25 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

The joy of finding a book that you get so caught up in cannot be underestimated…having read so many of Bonner’s reviews on Twitter, I was desperate to read her debut. I am stunned! Due out in January 2022, I’m so grateful to NetGalley for letting me...

‘Meredith, alone’ – Claire Alexander

21 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Book-worm

Our introduction to Meredith is very matter-of-fact and it’s almost comical how she tells us it’s been over 1,000 days since she left her home. We learn she has a cat called Fred, enjoys jigsaws and has a best friend (Sophie) who comes to check she...

King's Cujo

30 Oct 2021 4 minute read 0 comments The Archivist

(The Library: Book Review) Castle Rock, Maine, USA is the location where Cujo, the St-Bernard dog, goes rabid after being bit by a bat. Published in 1981, Stephen King wrote this at the height of his alcoholism. I am reviewing this book but this revi...