LAST ONE AT THE PARTY BETHANY CLIFT THE BLURB It’s December 2023 and the world as we know it has ended. The human race has been wiped out by a virus called 6DM (‘Six Days Maximum’ – the longest you’ce got before your body destroys itself>But somehow, in London, one woman is still alive. AContinue reading “LAST ONE AT THE PARTY”


SIX STORIES MATT WESOLOWSKI THE BLURB 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him aContinue reading “SIX STORIES”


THE BURNING GIRLS C J TUDOR The Blurb 500 Years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death.30 Years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace.Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide. WELCOME TO CHAPEL CROFT For Reverend Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it’s supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, asContinue reading “THE BURNING GIRLS”


THE LAST THING TO BURN WILL DEAN The Blurb: Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open field. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she isContinue reading “THE LAST THING TO BURN”


So did you all have a good Christmas? Given the challenging circumstances? If nothing else I guess the lockdown gives us more opportunity to read. December has not been particularly eventful in the BookNerd household. Frankly even Christmas was just another day – albeit with a very nice roast dinner and way too much chocolate.Continue reading “DECEMBER 2020”


MY DARK VANESSA KATE ELIZABETH RUSSELL This is the story of 15 year old Vanessa Wye and her relationship with her teacher Jacob Strane, 42, told from her own perspective.    It explores themes such as obsession, love, manipulation and rape.  There is much consideration of the aspect as to what constitutes being a victim.  IsContinue reading “MY DARK VANESSA”


WE BEGIN AT THE END CHRIS WHITAKER The start of this story tells of a young girl, Sissy Radley, killed by Vincent King.   30 years later and Vincent is released from prison, back into the community and the home he came from.  A community where Sissy’s sister, Star, lives with her 2 children, Duchess andContinue reading “WE BEGIN AT THE END”


THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT CLARE POOLEY Monica finds a note book in her café.  On the front is ‘The Authenticity Project’.  Curiosity gets the better of her and she looks inside.   The book has been left by Julian Jessop, a former artist.  He wants to tell the truth about himself and has poured his heart outContinue reading “THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT”


This year has been a great year for me, reading wise. Let’s face it, it’s not been a great year for much else! I have read sooooo many amazing books by remarkably creative authors. The 3 books I’ve chosen for my giveaway have all been published in 2020. They are among my favourites of theContinue reading “BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!!!”

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