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free audiobook short from Rivers of London author, and Camino Island by John Grisham is Book of the Week What about this freebie audiobook from brilliant writer Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Peter Grant Rivers of London series. Firstly, I absolutely love his writing and have read all of the Rivers of London series of novels. With the supernatural theme, PC Peter Grant explores the spooky goings on in and around London, but it is the performance of narrator Kobna Holbrook Smith that really gets me every time. His voice is amazing, his narration is brilliant, his comic timing is superb, they could not be a better narrator for Ben's clever writing. A Rare Book of Cunning Device is…
BRILLIANT BOOK OF THE WEEK - Rowan Coleman's The Summer of Impossible Things WORK IN PROGRESS Rowan Coleman has done an amazing thing. In fact a series of quite possible things as it turns out, in her new novel The Summer of Impossible Things. She has created a riveting novel, that entranced me from the outset, and gripped me at the end. I always try to guess the ending and this one kept me guessing right to the end. Whilst I was reading it, on audiobook, listening to some very skilled New York accents amongst other things, I kept finding myself staring into space every so often, and realised that my mind was…
book of the week - Julie Cohen's latest, 'Together' One of my top five authors EVER releases her latest novel this week - a fascinating tale whose structure will get people talking about it. "On a morning that seems just like any other, Robbie wakes in his bed, his wife Emily asleep beside him, as always. He rises and dresses, makes his coffee, feeds his dogs, just as he usually would. But then he leaves Emily a letter and does something that will break her heart. As the years go back all the way to 1962, Robbie's actions become clearer as we discover the story of a couple with…
book of the week - Rowan Coleman's Happy Home for Broken Hearts It is always a pleasure when one of my top 10 authors releases a new audiobook. Not only is Julie Cohens book out at the end of the month, but Rowan Coleman is releasing her new one too. So in the run up, I got one of her previous novels, now on audiobook. And I am loving it at the moment. All about a widowed mum who turns her life around by taking in interesting lodgers! How funny given my short story was about a lodger :-) (You can read it if you missed it, it's free, click here.)Rowan has…
Book of the week - Behind her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough My colleague Jackie Kabler recommended this book as she wanted to know what i thought of the ending. So immediately it piqued my interest. This is a Sunday Times bestseller - kudos or what. "When a vulnerable woman is drawn into the lives of an enigmatic couple, she finds it hard to differentiate between reality and what truly lies beneath a seemingly perfect exterior." The characters are very well delineated and the psychology of one of them is fascinating, given my recent blogs about emotional manipulators (see here). " Louise Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son…