Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

I chose to read this novel because it had such good reviews and was the winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. It was actually even better than I thought it would be. Detective Cat Kinsella is part of the murder investigation team that discover the body of a woman called Alice Lapaine. Her body is discovered in very close proximity … Continue reading Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

I very much enjoyed this novel and I think part of this was down to being completely surprised by the turn of events. It is a story primarily about two brothers, Subhash and Udayan, but it became much more far-reaching than I first assumed. It begins during the 1960s in Calcutta, where the brothers live, during a time of increasing revolutionary unrest. India is no … Continue reading The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of The Goldfinch. Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2014, I’d read a few not-so-positive reviews of it, one even claiming that it was the most un-finish-able book of last year, and to be honest that wouldn’t have been that surprising as it is a huge door-stop of a novel, running to 864 pages! So I … Continue reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt