MY DARK VANESSA

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

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

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”

HINTON HOLLOW DEATH TRIP

HINTON HOLLOW DEATH TRIP WILL CARVER Detective Sergeant Pace has just returned home to Hinton Hollow. He is not alone. Eight year old Henry Wallace has just left Hinton Hollow. His mother has made sure he is alone. Five days in a town with a starting population of 5,120. It won’t be the same figureContinue reading “HINTON HOLLOW DEATH TRIP”

NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENED TODAY

NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENED TODAY WILL CARVER Published by Orenda Books One night, nine people all arrive on Chelsea Bridge each with a rope.  One end is tied to the bridge, the other end around their necks.  Each jumps to their death.  These people are all unknown to each other.  These people all leave the same suicideContinue reading “NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENED TODAY”

THE LIFE WE ALMOST HAD

THE LIFE WE ALMOST HAD AMELIA HENLEY Anna and Adam meet at a time when neither are looking for love.  But they find it.  A love so certain, pure and true that their lives are changed forever.   They both know that they don’t want to live without each other, and so, despite the distance between them,Continue reading “THE LIFE WE ALMOST HAD”

THE BIG CHILL

THE BIG CHILL DOUG JOHNSTONE Three generations of Skelf women are running both a Funeral Director’s and a Private Detective Agency.  We were introduced to them in Johnstone’s first book of the series, A Dark Matter, and here their stories continue. The story starts with a bang – literally – as a car crashes into the openContinue reading “THE BIG CHILL”

PLATFORM SEVEN

PLATFORM SEVEN LOUISE DOUGHTY It’s early morning at Peterborough Train Station.    A man is sitting on a bench at Platform Seven.   Lisa Evans knows why he is there and what he is about to do.  18 months ago Lisa died there too. Lisa is trapped on Platform Seven and has been since she lost herContinue reading “PLATFORM SEVEN”

TAKE IT BACK

TAKE IT BACK KIA ABDULLAH One white, disfigured and disabled girl. Four Muslim boys. One night. Two stories. Jodie Wolfe claims she has been raped. The four boys claim otherwise. Jodie finds an advocate in Zara Kaleel, an ex-lawyer who now works with victims of abuse. Zara supports Jodie as she reports the attack toContinue reading “TAKE IT BACK”

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