Book review: When you disappeared

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Simon Mattacks and Elizabeth Knowelden. This book was very different from my other read by John Marrs, and I found it kind of disappointing. Firstly I will say that this is IMO not a thriller. There are mysteries, sure, and I do want to get to the bottom of…

Book review: I, Witness by Niki Mackay

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by.. a whole bunch of people. This is the story of a young woman  – Kate – just released from prison, where she served time for killing her best friend Naomi at a party 6 years earlier. However, Kate is not convinced she actually committed the crime (she doesn’t really…

Book review: The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Katherine Manners This was an interesting premise, and certainly seemed very well researched. The story was also well told and included plenty of interesting events and descriptions to paint a picture of faraway times and places. It just didn’t really grab me. It’s a very strong 3 though, and…

Book review: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Stephanie Racine. This was a well-written book, and should by all rights be a 4 star review, but for me personally it just wasn’t that engaging, which is a personal preference thing, but that’s what I’m writing about – so it only gets a 3. A very brief summary…

Book review: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Partly because of the sheer volume of this book and partly because I have a bit of a hard time with Russian authors, I’ve been putting off Anna Karenina for a long time, knowing that somewhere down the line I’d simply have to give it a try….

Book review: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Imogen Church Trigger warning: domestic abuse We follow Loveday Cardew, who has worked in the Lost for Words second-hand bookshop since she was 15, and full time since she left school. She is a tough, pierced and tattooed book lover, who is determined to make it on her own…

Book review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by (mostly) Seth MacFarlane. So this is definitely out of my comfort zone, but boy did I enjoy it! I find science in general and space and astronomy/astrophysics in particular really fascinating, but it’s not exactly my forte. Growing up I guess I was always more interested in/encouraged to pursue…