How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York, twenty-five years later: literary agent Peter Katz receives a manuscript. Or is it a confession? Today: unearth the secrets of The Book of… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici
Alice has a perfect life – a cool job, great kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; the phone rings and then goes dead; things don’t quite add up. Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be… Continue reading Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell
'I can't take my eyes off the water. Can you?' It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele - wife, mother, teacher - it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Swimming Pool’ by Louise Candlish
Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mother's death, she's become expert at keeping people at a distance - including her boyfriend, Rupert. But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she never met has left her a house on the Greek island of Zakynthos, the walls she has… Continue reading Book review: ‘My Map of You’ by Isabelle Broom
"He is wearing a pair of plain blue swimming shorts, otherwise, he is naked before her. He is muscular, but graceful with it, balletic. He is shockingly pretty..." Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deià, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her new boyfriend… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Lemon Grove’, by Helen Walsh.
Propeller's production of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is without a doubt, a memorable one. For a first time theatre-goer like me (I know I know, I need to get out more) it was an absolute joy to watch a text I'd been studying for my English Literature degree to suddenly come alive -… Continue reading Stage review: Propeller’s “The Comedy of Errors” at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.