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Dark twists and unexpected turns in Nina Laurin’s ‘Girl Last Seen’

Title: Girl Last Seen Author: Nina Laurin Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 352 pages Available: 20 June 2017 Available Now Twenty-three-year-old Laine is an active member of a conspiracy theory message board. She watches the news, the missing children flyers, waiting for someone else to disappear like she did. That’s because her name used…… Continue reading Dark twists and unexpected turns in Nina Laurin’s ‘Girl Last Seen’

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Love and ambition in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo  Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Women’s Fiction  Publisher: Atria Books Length: 400 pages Available: 13 June 2017 Available Now Monique Grant has had some success as a freelance writer and has finally landed a full-time writing job at a magazine. It just happens to be the same magazine where old…… Continue reading Love and ambition in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’

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Exploring home and identity in Lisa Ko’s ‘The Leavers’

Title: The Leavers Author: Lisa Ko  Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Books Length: 352 pages Available: 2 May 2017 Source: eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Available Now Many people use websites like Ancestry.com to help them understand where they came from, to figure out where their roots lie, and what cultures help…… Continue reading Exploring home and identity in Lisa Ko’s ‘The Leavers’

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Identity crisises and female competion are at the heart of Edan Lepucki’s Noir, ‘Woman No. 17’

Title: Woman No. 17 Author: Edan Lepucki Genre: Domestic Noir Publisher: Hogarth Press Length: 320 pages Available: 9 May 2017 Source: eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Available Now   I can’t remember the last time I stayed up all night just to finish a book. It’s not just the world that…… Continue reading Identity crisises and female competion are at the heart of Edan Lepucki’s Noir, ‘Woman No. 17’

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Exploring the darker sides of American History in ‘After the Bloom’ by Leslie Shimotakahara

Title: After the Bloom Author: Leslie Shimotakahara Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Dundurn Press Release Date: 09 May 2017 Length: 324 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Available in Paperback   Japanese internment camps aren’t something that gets brought up often (if ever) when we look back on American history. If…… Continue reading Exploring the darker sides of American History in ‘After the Bloom’ by Leslie Shimotakahara

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Defining motherhood in ‘The Nearness of You’ by Amanda Eyre Ward

Title: The Nearness of You Author: Amanda Eyre Ward Genre: Upmarket Women’s Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Release Date: 21 February 2017 Length: 240 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley was provided in exchange for an honest review. Available in Hardcover “Who is her mother?”  When Suzette and Hyland Kendall first got together, they agreed that they’d never have children.…… Continue reading Defining motherhood in ‘The Nearness of You’ by Amanda Eyre Ward

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ARC Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Title: Dead Letters  Author: Caite Dolan-Leach Genre: Literary Suspense Publisher: Penguin Random House Release Date: 21 February 2017 Length: 352 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley was provided in exchange for an honest review. Available in Hardcover For two years, Ava Antipova has been in Paris studying comparative literature after turning her back on her family and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach