Book Review: The Life of Death by Lucy Booth

We have all said it. At the very least, thought it. "I would sell my soul for....". But would you? Really? It's the year 1590. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Murray hangs in her cell, inching closer to death. She listens to the excruciating screams of women outside, their flesh fueling the fire that roars intensely around the... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: The Pale Ones by Bartholomew Bennett

The Pale Ones is an atmospheric stroll through 117 pages of quiet horror. This book doesn't shock or disgust, it carefully and slowly picks away at the emotions creating a gradual sense of unease, caution, and distrust. As our narrator embarks on the equivalent of a pub crawl for book buyers at the behest of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Heart of Glass by Ivy Ngeow

A gritty and twisted love letter to 80s disco pop culture that boasts a whole lotta hustle. Imagine Pretty Woman, Goodfellas and Flash Dance rolled into one and you'll get a sense of the vibe flowing from Heart of Glass. Chicago 1980. Li-an Donohue’s luck changes the instant she meets a mysterious Italian businessman in... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear

September 1940 and Hitler’s Blitzkrieg attacks on Britain are in full swing. Civilians take shelter in Elephant and Castle Underground Station in south London during an air raid in November 1940.© IWM (D 1568) When an American war correspondent’s murder is concealed by British authorities, Maisie Dobbs agrees to work with an agent of the... Continue Reading →

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village is a heartwarming story about getting old that brings to life the widely held belief that age really is just number. This book was the perfect fit for my 2019 goal of reading more books that don't sit within my usual reading genre. The life of 79-year-old pensioner... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Mongrel by Seán O’Connor

If there’s one thing I love more than horror fiction it’s a good auld gothic tale. The Mongrel by Seán O’Connor is a satisfying (Irish) stew of terror, atmosphere, and monsters of the four-legged kind! A disapproving father, disillusioned husband and, a naïve pregnant young woman. This could be any Victorian period drama set in... Continue Reading →

#MySisterMyself by @Jill_Treseder -‏ Book Review

Hungary, 1956. Russian tanks brutally crush the revolution against the Communist regime. Sisters Katalin and Marika escape Budapest with their family and settle in London. However, the past is not so easily left behind. Their father is a wanted man, and the sisters’ relationship hangs in the balance. Their futures are shaped by loss. For... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Vault of Frankenstein by Paul Ruditis

Let it be known that I am an absolute  Frankenstein nut! I have in my possession 14 different editions of the book that I have accumulated since I was 14, when I read the story for the first time and fell in love with the writing, the era and the life of Mary Shelley. This... Continue Reading →

Horror author Adam Nevill chats briefly with mamalovestoread

In a mega fan-girl moment I recently had the opportunity to shoot Adam Nevill, author of The Ritual, a quick-fire round of questions and he was happy to oblige with some answers. Here's what he had to say... mamalovestoread: From page one Under a Watchful Eye creeped me the hell out. Have you ever had... Continue Reading →

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