BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

The Book I think it’s fair to say Stephen King’s IT is a modern classic. So many people cite it as a major influence on their own creative endeavours, plus its impact on popular culture has been epic. Whilst Coulrophobia (that’s fear of clowns to the uninitiated) has always been ‘a thing’, King basically brought…

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BEST OF 3: Tara Lyons, Author

1) Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes WHY I LIKE IT: This book is dark, claustrophobic and scary as hell. I’ve never felt such a connection with a main character as I did with Cathy. It’s very cleverly written. 2) Flowers for the Dead, Barbara Copperthwaite  WHY I LIKE IT: The storyline is twisted and…

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10 of the Most Shocking Social Media Murders

Killing someone over a blog or social media posting is pure fantasy, right? Think again … In my crime debut for Orenda Books, The Other Twin, my protagonist Poppy discovers her sister India had been writing a blog in the run up to her death by (supposed) suicide. On it, India has detailed a number…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Notes On A Scandal

The Book Notes On A Scandal tells the story from Barbara’s point of view when she becomes entangled with Sheba, a middle class housewife teaching for the first time in Barbara’s inner city school. Shockingly, Sheba has an affair with a fifteen year old boy which proves her downfall. This is not because she ends…

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BEST OF 3: Susan Hunter, Book Lover

1) Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes What a read! This is THE book which changed my reading tastes from the likes of James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Mark Bilingham and others. It is a gripping read Single female, Catherine meets gorgeous Lee and a relationship begins. A love story you may think, a great…

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BEST OF 3: Sarah Hardy, Book Blogger

  1) The Abattoir of Dreams by Mark Tilbury I picked this book up with no clue what it was actually about. I don’t ever usually do that but it made it even more thrilling as I had no idea what to expect. What I got was a heart pounding as well as heart breaking…

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50 Shades Of Shut The Hell Up

50 Shades AGAINST Fifty Shades of Grey. Everyone knows it, regardless of whether they’ve read the books or watched the movies. So everyone seemingly has an opinion on it, very often in the negative: ‘It’s not an accurate depiction of BDSM!’ ‘It’s glamourising abusive relationships!’ ‘It’s shittily written!!’ It’s hard for most people to fathom…

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6 OF THE BEST: My Orenda Books Christmas

As long-term readers of this blog know, I like to theme and categorise my TBR pile, so this last holiday season just past, I decided to have an ‘Orenda Books Christmas’!   I love Orenda Books – and NOT just because Orenda is publishing *my* novel, The Other Twin, this year either. I trust Orenda’s output…

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