Firstly, a huge thank you to Fourth Estate for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “The Listeners by Jordan Tanahill”
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publication Date: 08/07/2021
Length: 272 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Speculative Fiction
CW: references to sexual assault
One night, while lying in bed next to her husband, Claire Devon suddenly hears a low hum. This innocuous sound, which no one else in the house can hear, has no obvious source or medical cause, but it begins to upset the balance of Claire’s life. When she discovers that one of her students can also hear the hum, the two strike up an unlikely and intimate friendship. Finding themselves increasingly isolated from their families and colleagues, they fall in with a disparate group of people who also perceive the sound. What starts out as a kind of neighbourhood self-help group gradually transforms into something much more extreme, with far-reaching, devastating consequences. GoodReads
Firstly, a huge thank you to Faber & Faber for sending me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Godspeed by Nickolas Butler”
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 27/07/2021
Length: 352 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
CW: drug use
‘My daddy always told me, if it looks too good to be true – then it probably is.’GoodReads
Bart, Teddy and Cole have been best friends since childhood. Having founded their own small-town construction company, they yearn to build a legacy, something to leave behind to their families. So when Gretchen Connors, a mysterious millionaire lawyer from California, approaches them with a stunning, almost formidable project in the mountains above their town, the three friends convince themselves it’s the job which will secure their future.
But what is Gretchen hiding from them? And why does the build have to be complete by Christmas, a near-impossible deadline? With the lines between ambition and greed more slippery and dangerous than the three friends ever imagined, how far will they push themselves and what will be the cost of their dream?
Firstly, a huge thank you to Pushkin Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “My Brother by Karin Smirnoff”
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication Date: 04/02/2021
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Translated Fiction | Contemporary Fiction | Family & Relationships
CW: Domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, animal abuse, suicide, incest.
Jana is returning to see her twin brother Bror, still living in the small family farmhouse in the rural north of Sweden. It’s decrepit and crumbling, and Bror is determinedly drinking himself to an early grave. They’re both damaged by horrific childhood experiences, buried deep in the past, but Jana cannot keep running.GoodReads
Firstly, huge thank you to Ode Ray for sending me a copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Of Magpies and Men by Ode Ray”
Publication Date: 02/02/2020
Length: 330 pages
Genre: Mystery | Thriller | Contemporary Fiction
CW: References to homophobia, domestic violence
Can any good come of longings that a person can never satisfy? If so, good for whom?GoodReads
Two corpses wash ashore in a picturesque Italian village, the violence that put them there is bound to a long-held secret and two strangers living worlds apart with seemingly nothing in common.
Benedict Grant a wealthy Londoner, leading a lonely life. Marie Boulanger a nurse and single mum, struggling to make ends meet in Marseille.