Train – A Girl A Bottle A Boat (2017)

🌟🌟½ I am a big big fan of Train. Let’s circle back to 2004 and the soundtrack to SpiderMan 2.  Nope not the Tom Holland Spiderman.  Nope not the Andrew Garfield Spiderman but the Topher Grace one.  It was around this time that I started getting into music and liked Ordinary by Train on the […]

The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh (2017)

When fifteen-year-old Isla Bell finds three bodies propped against Hadrian’s Wall, her whole world falls apart. In such a close-knit community, everyone knows the victims, and the man who did it. Twenty years on and Isla has dedicated her life to forensic psychology; studying the brains of serial killers, and even coming face to face […]

Mike & The Mechanics – Let Me Fly (15/52)

Love the piano intro to this ballad, the verse and then the soaring chorus and the moment the backing singers come in gives me chills. Some of my favourite pop/rock songs are those that combine a little bit of a gospel choir in their tunes.  I dare you not to be singing along with this […]

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif (2017)

Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother’s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties […]

Holiday in the Hamptons (From Manhattan with Love #5) by Sarah Morgan (2017)

The perfect summer escape…? Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. […]

Last Breath (Detective Erika Foster #4) by Robert Bryndza (2017)

He’s your perfect date. You’re his next victim. When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case. While she fights […]