BOOK REVIEW – The Optician’s Wife by Betsy Reavley

This one grabbed me even before the first page! When I saw the words 'Inspired by true events' I was already hooked. We meet Deborah in mid-April 1983. She's 17, unattractive, overweight, unhappy, and practically friendless ... until for some reason, the dashing Larry Miller takes an unfathomable interest in her. After that, her life … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – The Optician’s Wife by Betsy Reavley

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BOOK REVIEW – The Damselfly by S.J.I. Holliday

This is the third of Holliday’s ‘Banktoun’ trilogy, this works well as a standalone too. I’ve only read the first book – Blackwood - and missed the second – Willow Walk. Katie is a bright teenager who, despite her challenging background, is planning her future in London. Together with her boyfriend Neil, and her teachers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – The Damselfly by S.J.I. Holliday

BOOK REVIEW – Things Unseen by Pamela Power

Emma and Rick seem like a typical upper middle-class Joburg couple, until the night that they’re attending a social event and Emma tries unsuccessfully to contact her mother. Feeling unsettled, she begs Rick to take her home and discovers that her mom’s been brutally murdered. Sadly, it’s a common event in crime-stricken Johannesburg and police … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Things Unseen by Pamela Power

BOOK REVIEW – Duplicity by Sibel Hodge

Oh my very goodness!!! I don’t remember the last time I flew through a book like this! This one ticks all the boxes for a psychological thriller that you just can’t put down. Fast-paced, tons of ‘OMG’ moments, and with enough twists and turns to ensure you’ll need a good physiotherapist to see you right … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Duplicity by Sibel Hodge