A Life in Death by Richard Venables (2016)

Detective Inspector Richard Venables (QPM, rtd.) has helped identify thousands of bodies all over the world, piecing together fragments from tsunamis, transport and other disasters to return the victims to their loved ones. A world-renowned expert in Disaster Victim Identification who was a member of the UK Police’s Major Disaster Advisory Team, Richard’s destiny was […]

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 […]

2016 Love Is … Book Awards

What better way to celebrate my birthday and kick off the flood of end-of-year posts then picking out my favourite books of 2016: 2016 Crime – Procedural Winner & Runner-Up 2016 Crime – Thriller Winner & Runner-Up 2016 Non-Fiction Winner & Runner-Up 2016 Non-Fiction – Biography Winner & Runner-Up 2016 Romance – Cop Winner & […]

EU Referendum 2016 by @davidtorrance

ARC received from: Netgalley Rating: 5* One-Sentence Summary: Leave or Remain? Review: If I had my way everyone in the UK with a vote would be forced to a) vote on 23rd June and b) read this book so they can make an informed decision either way. It is no doubt in my mind that […]

2015 Love Is … Book Awards

2015 Crime Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Non-Fiction Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Romance – Animals Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Romance – Cop Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Romance – Cowboy Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Romance – Enemies To Lovers Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Romance – Fake Relationship Winner & Runner-Up 2015 Romance – Festive Winner & Runner-Up […]

2014 Love Is … Book Awards

2014 Crime Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Non-Fiction Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Romance – Animals Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Romance – Enemies To Lovers Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Romance – Fake Relationship Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Romance – Festive Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Romance – Friends To Lovers Winner & Runner-Up 2014 Romance – Novella Winner […]

The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story by Jon Katz

Received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Fact: I could not stop looking at the cute cover. Fiction: This book is all about the dog on the cover.  It’s not (but she does play a big part!).  It’s about humans and human relationships with each other just as much it is […]