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‘Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel’, by James Markert: Book Review

Star rating: ★★★★✰ Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel is a story that deals with the question of whether quality of life is a better choice than quantity of life. It follows Vitto, a returning WWII soldier suffering from PTSD and his father, Robert, an accomplished sculptor now with Alzheimer's, as they try to come to terms with their respective pasts and with each other.

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‘In Safe Hands,’ by J.P. Carter: Book Review

Star Rating: ★★★★✰ In South London, nine children attend their nursery school as normal. But the day is plunged into disaster when three armed men enter the school and take the children hostage, locking the teachers in a room, one with severe head wounds.

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‘Slay Bells’, by T.C Wescott: Book Review

Star Rating: ★★★★✰ It’s Christmas Village’s most wonderful time of year when all the inhabitants are preparing for the annual, week-long Christmas Festival. But all is not right at Plum Cottage, as a troupe of entertainers in town for the festival are shocked at the death of their manager, Mr Stipes.

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‘Baby Teeth’, by Zoje Stage: Book Review

Star rating: ★★★★✰ Zoje Stage’s debut novel Baby Teeth is a disturbingly entertaining look at being a mother to a problem child.

Suzette wants to be a loving mother to her daughter Hanna. She wants nothing more than to have a happy and functional family.

But Hanna has other ideas.

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‘Rebel Sisters,’ by Marita Conlon McKenna: Book Review

Star rating: ★★★★✰

Starting in 1901, Rebel Sisters tells the story of three Gifford Sisters, Muriel, Grace and Nellie. Born into a privileged Anglo-Irish family, we follow them as they fight back against their mother’s expectations and become involved in the growing independence movement in Ireland.

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‘Let The Dead Speak’, by Jane Casey: Book Review

This book was bought as a gift for me, and I’m going to start this review by saying that I was a little disappointed when I realised it was the seventh in a series. How could I read it when I hadn’t read any of the others, that’s just madness!

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‘Say Nothing’, by Brad Parks: Book Review

Judge Scott Sampson thinks nothing of the text he gets from his wife saying she will be picking up their two children from school that afternoon. He’s disappointed that he’ll miss their weekly swimming time, but he goes on with his day. Until his wife comes home alone that evening, saying she knows nothing about the text, assuming he was picking up the children as normal.