Book Review: Punch by Kate North

Punch by Kate North
Release Date: 4th March 2019
Publisher: Cinnamon Press
Pages: 114
Buy: Paperback

Punch is a collection of stories exploring the uncanny, the uncomfortable and the surreal in the everyday, at home and abroad. Whether its a man with a growth on his hand, a couple trying for a baby, a woman finishing a book, a pope with penis envy, or a bullied girl, characters throughout the collection assess their surroundings and are often forced to reassess themselves. Punch offers the reader a humorous and disturbing take on life in the twenty-first century.


Book Review: Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson
Release Date: 3rd January 2019
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages: 368

Buy: Hardback eBook   

When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is the expert. No friends. No boys. No parties. And strictly NO VISITORS. It may be lonely but at least this way the truth remains where it should - hidden. Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies. Because if Ro's walls come crumbling down, who's going to take care of Bonnie... Bonnie. Never Mum or Mummy or Mother. Just Bonnie.


Book Review: When You Read This by Mary Adkins

When You Read This by Mary Adkins
Release Date: 7th February 2019
Publisher: Hodder and Stroughton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-1473673311
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Iris Massey is gone. 
But she's left something behind.
For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her last six months, Iris created a blog filled with sharp and often funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled. She also made one final request: for Smith to get her posts published as a book. With the help of his charmingly eager, if overbearingly forthright, new intern Carl, Smith tackles the task of fulfilling Iris's last wish.
Before he can do so, though, he must get the approval of Iris's big sister Jade, an haute cuisine chef who's been knocked sideways by her loss. Each carrying their own baggage, Smith and Jade end up on a collision course with their own unresolved pasts and with each other.