The Hour Before Dawn By Sara MacDonald

The Hour Before Dawn is the story of two generations which is told in the details of traumatic events in 1976 and the present day.  Unusually there are two heroines in this novel, Fleur Montrose and her estranged daughter Nikki.  The two women have been torn apart by a mysterious tragedy in Malaysia when NikkiContinue reading “The Hour Before Dawn By Sara MacDonald”

“Fraud” by Peter Davey

“Fraud” is a complex story in which all the main characters practise deceit.  And yet from the beginning the reader is charmed by the protagonists and intrigued by their motivation. The story is centred on Nicola Carson, a stunning actress and celebrity who has been admitted into a psychiatric rehabilitation clinic because she is bipolarContinue reading ““Fraud” by Peter Davey”

Six Months to Get a Life by Ben Adams

At the beginning of Six Months to Get a Life I found Ben Adams’ novel a relaxed easy read, of the type you might find in a Women’s magazine, except that this story is told from the point of view of a man.  A man in the middle of a mid-life crisis, his marriage isContinue reading “Six Months to Get a Life by Ben Adams”

Four contrasting books by Terry Tyler, Jan Ruth, N A Granger and Steve Bridger

Round and Round by Terry Tyler       Have you ever wondered what might have happened if you had done things differently, taken that job abroad, studied harder or married your first love?  Well in Terry Tyler’s new novella, “Round and Round,” heroine Sophie does just that.  As she approaches her dreaded 40th birthdayContinue reading “Four contrasting books by Terry Tyler, Jan Ruth, N A Granger and Steve Bridger”