Tag Archives: Suspense

Dark Places. Gillian Flynn

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn   This book was written before the fame of “Gone girl”. It is her second book published in 2009. For people who have enjoyed “Gone girl” it is worth looking at some of her earlier work, although I personally didn’t enjoy it as much as “Gone girl”. It is a […]

The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose Jac L’Etoile’s ancestor was a master perfumer. In 1799 Giles L’Etoile finds himself in Alexandria, Egypt deep in the depths of a pyramid within a sacred burial tomb. Giles L’Etoile can recognise the scents of five hundred different ingredients by memory, yet there is one specific complex fragrance that he […]

the Raven’s Heart by Jesse Blackadder reviewed by Jill Smith

William has a daughter Alison, who travels on the sea with her father dressed as a boy known as Robbie. They sail into port at Leith Scotland, with their Queen and her handmaidens, the four Mary’s.  The Queen has only known a French court and this her home in Edinburgh is very different and ill […]

John Grisham back in form

As an avid reader of John Grisham I have read and enjoyed all of his books except for The Appeal and The Associate. The Appeal was tedious to read but I kept persisting as I thought I needed to know how it turned out.  Though I needn’t have bothered as the ending was very disappointing.  […]


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