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Shelf notes: If You Go Away by Adele Parks*

“Daring debutante Vivian Foster has London society at her feet – all she needs is a proposal to complete her triumphant season. A moment’s indiscretion causes her world to crumble, just as the country around her erupts into a devastating … Continue reading

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Shelf notes: American Housewife by Helen Ellis*

This is a dark and humorous collection of short stories set in the world of the American housewife. They are a select group, childless and privileged, who feud via email about wainscoting, discuss the code of the Southern lady, and … Continue reading

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Shelf notes – The Daughter’s Secret by Eva Holland*

When she was 15, Stephanie ran away with her 24 year old teacher, Nathan Temperley. Six years later, her mother discovers that Temperley is about to be released from prison, far sooner than expected. The family have never talked about … Continue reading

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Shelf notes – City of Strangers by Louise Millar*

This Euro-thriller by Louise Millar – apparently a new direction from a writer who I hadn’t previously encountered – is quite a difficult book to review. On the one hand it kept me reading while my bathwater went cold and … Continue reading

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Shelf notes – Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson*

Orenda Books is a tiny publisher specialising in commercial but still literary, mainly crime, fiction and with a strong Scandinavian bias. Karen Sullivan, its MD, is an absolute tornado of enthusiasm and Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson is one of the … Continue reading

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