Coming this month: Psychological thrillers talk at Deepings Literary Festival #Lincolnshire #amwriting #psychologicalthriller #suspense #psychlit @bookouture

Join me at Deepings Literary Festival this month! I’ll be talking about psychological thrillers in general, as well as concentrating on the influence of setting, my former life as a journalist, and how I’m often inspired by the Lincolnshire’s Fens where I grew up. The Deepings Literary Festival brings some of the UK’s best-loved contemporary…

My best reads of the year so far! #amreading #psychologicalthriller #bestbooks #mustread @lisajewelluk @TheAngelaClarke @SVaughanAuthor @harriet_tyce @cathryanhoward @LJRoss_author @AlexMichaelides

Over the past month or so I’ve read some incredible books (before January, even my reading mojo had all but abandoned me due to ill health, as I couldn’t concentrate for long enough periods to be able to take in the story). My favourites have been (in no particular order): ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, SARAH…

Spring update #amwriting #writerslife

Time is whizzing by so quickly. Freezing cold days full of grey clouds that had me hibernating by the fire have been replaced with sunshine, the pleasant play of warmth on the skin and a nip in the air when I venture outside. Monochrome has become Technicolor, as the world garlands itself with buds, blossom,…

Stay in with a good book this weekend!

As I write this the wind is roaring down my chimney, making the flames in my wood burner dance. Rain is lashing against the window, and the sky is dark as slate. It’s a day for staying in, maybe eating some cake and having a hot chocolate, and reading a good book while my dogs…

The best Christmas crime books #BookReview

There are lots of lovely, warm, fuzzy books out there to give people the feel-good Christmas factor…but what if you fancy something a little darker for your festive season? Here’s my round up of the best seasonal crime and psychological thrillers! THE DEATHS OF DECEMBER, Susi Holliday THEY SAY It looks like a regular advent…

Five of the Best (November 2014 to November 2018)

Originally posted on Cleopatra Loves Books:
In 2015 to celebrate reviewing for five years I started a series entitled Five of the Best where I chose my favourite five star reads which I’d read in that month. I will be celebrating Five years of blogging later this year and so I decided it was time…