Dani hasn’t had an easy life. She’s made some bad choices and now she’s paying the ultimate price; prison. With her young daughter Bethany, growing up in foster care, Dani is determined to be free and reunited with her. There’s only one problem; Dani can’t stay out of trouble. Dani’s new cellmate Martha is quiet and unassuming. There’s something about her that doesn’t add up. When Martha offers Dani one last chance at freedom, she doesn’t hesitate. Everything she wants is on the outside, but Dani is stuck on the inside. Is it possible to break out when everyone is…

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Truthfully, I read this book out of curiosity. I’ve watched the Mandeville Sisters on Youtube for a number of years and have always enjoyed their content. So it was especially lovely when I saw that Amelia had written a book, after watching countless videos on how she wanted to be a writer. After a wave of Youtuber-cum-novelists, it’s refreshing to see someone who has dreamt of this for a long time, not as an extra money spinner when those views are dwindling… (Make of that what you will.) Every Colour of You is Zoe and Tristan’s story. It’s a love…

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2018 was the year I was going to experiment with my reading a little more. 2017 was full of non-fiction and thrillers so I wanted to branch out and test the waters with some Young Adult fiction. I can’t tell a lie, I had a lot of preconceptions about Young Adult lit. Partly because I don’t think I’d read any since I was about thirteen and partly because I am was a bit of a literature snob. You’ll be glad to know that this year has opened my eyes to a whole new genre, so let’s get into the nitty…

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The last month has been pretty good for reading, thanks to long train rides and night shifts. As usual they’re all thriller/mystery novels but I’m already thinking that 2019 might have to be the year I branch out from my favourite genre and try something new. All The Hidden Truths – Claire Askew This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed thirteen women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered – by Ryan’s mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim;…

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Is it just me or is Netflix a bit dreary of late? I keep refreshing in the hope that something good will turn up but more often than not I’ve been reaching for a book instead. Here are some of my top picks from the last couple of months. The Retreat – Mark Edwards Mark Edwards is a huge favourite of mine. I always storm through his books and The Retreat was no exception. I’m a bit of a sucker for books about people writing books so I knew I’d love this one. Two years ago, Julia lost her family…

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