Reviews

If you have read something you've really enjoyed, no doubt others will too. Please share your review with us - we'd love to pass it on as a recommendation.

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The Shlley Bay ladies swimming circle Sophie Green2 In the waters of Shelly Bay, four women find each other. They will survive bluebottle stings and heartbreak; they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean's salt. They will find solace and companionship, and learn that love takes many forms. Most of all, they will cherish their friendship, each and every day.

 

Hello my name is May by Rosalind Stopps May is in a care home after her stroke. She can’t speak and if she tries to point, her arms swing in wild directions. She is sharp, quick and funny but only her daughter Jenny sees this, and Jackie, a new friend at the home. When May discovers that someone very familiar, from long ago, is living in the room opposite hers she's haunted by scenes from her earlier life, when she was a prisoner of her husband’s unpredictable rages. And as Bill charms his way through the nursing home, he focuses his romantic attention on Jackie, while all May can do is watch.

 

Sleeping beauties Stephen King In a future so real, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they awaken, and the gauze wrapping their bodies disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. Mysterious Evie, however, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease...is she a medical anomaly, or something worse?
"A horror-tinged realistic fantasy that imagines what could happen if most of the women of the world fell asleep, leaving men to run amok on their own!"

 

One way by S J Morden

MARS--MURDER MYSTERY--ONE EPIC RIDE!

It's the dawn of a new era - and we're ready to colonize Mars. But the company that's been contracted to construct a new Mars base, has made promises they can't fulfill and is desperate enough to cut corners. The first thing to go is the automation. Then they'll have to deal with is the eight astronauts...one killer, eight possible victims, no way home!
"A book that keeps you thinking long after you have closed the cover"--Tania.

 

FB Tattooist of Auschwitz 23 August
After many positive recommendations from our public, the staff all read The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, and were not disappointed. Despite the subject for this novel, this is an engaging story that softens the harsh reality of its setting for anyone to read. Heather's follow up novel 'Cilka's Journey' is due out soon - email us your name to reserve it.

 

FB My sister the serial killer

16 August
Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. When Ayoola sets her sights on a doctor Korede likes and works with at the hospital, she must decide just how willing she is to protect her sister... 

Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, deadly debut is as fun as it is frightening!

 

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