This Literary Life

A tangled web of lies is woven in Erin Kelly’s ‘He Said/She Said’

A tangled web of lies is woven in Erin Kelly’s ‘He Said/She Said’

Title: He Said/She Said Author: Erin Kelly Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin's Press) Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 400 pages Available: 6 June 2017 Available Now   There is more than meets the eye in Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said. Layers of lies and secrets are woven together between characters, creating a story deeper, and more haunting than just another thriller [...]

Not all marriages are as perfect as they seem in Siobhan Fallon’s ‘The Confusion of Languages’

Not all marriages are as perfect as they seem in Siobhan Fallon’s ‘The Confusion of Languages’

Title: The Confusion of Languages Author: Siobhan Fallon Genre: Women's Fiction Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 336 pages Available: 26 June 2017 Available Now   On the eve of the Arab spring, two women weighed down by their secrets are put on a collision pattern in Sioban Fallon's The Confusion of Languages. When Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw meet, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]