Book Review | The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

Twenty-one-year-old Hal tells fortunes on Brighton pier. She ekes out an existence – just about enough to continue to pay the rent on the small seaside flat that she shared with her mother, who died three years ago. With no family or friends to speak of, she finds herself in dark financial waters. That is, … Continue reading Book Review | The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

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Book Review | The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

A boy lives with his parents, brother, sister and grandmother in a basement underground. The only reprieve from the darkness and artificial electric light is an anaemic line of sunlight that feeds through the bars in one of the only windows in the basement. For his whole life, this is all the boy has known … Continue reading Book Review | The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

Book Review | Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

Mike loves Verity – V – more than anything. Since they met at university, they’ve been inseparable, and Mike can’t imagine life without her. Their relationship isn’t, perhaps, what you’d call conventional – one of their favourite pastimes is a game they play, called the Crave. A game involving manipulating strangers in order to scare them … Continue reading Book Review | Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall