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  • Review: The Moonstone

    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Moonstone is a who-dunnit, told through various people’s diaries and reminisces. I loved the start of the book. Betteridge’s descriptions were excellent, especially when he briefly talked about his wife, but once his voice was reduced, the story started to plod and I […]

  • Review: The Sense of an Ending

    The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was poorly today so picked a novel off the shelf and curled up on the sofa with a Lemsip. Julian Barnes’s “The Sense of an Ending” probably wasn’t the lightest choice I could have made, but the writing, particularly in […]

  • Review: Plot & Structure: Techniques and exercises for crafting a plot that grips readers from start to finish

    Plot & Structure: Techniques and exercises for crafting a plot that grips readers from start to finish by James Scott Bell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I did love this book. I read it from cover to cover within a week of buying it, and am fairly certain I’ll be returning to it again […]

  • Review: Hostile Witness

    Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster My rating: 4 of 5 stars I tried really hard not to like this book. I happened to stumble over it whilst searching for something else, noticed it was free and without expecting too much, decided to give it a pop. The first few chapters introduced cliches typical of the […]