Everything you need to know about Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

While there are some plot changes to the TV series on a whole it’s a pretty faithful adaption. For newbies to the book and the show, the story features the lives three women Madeline, Celeste and Jane whose children are all in kindergarten together. Quiet, single mum Jane had a teenage pregnancy and is new to the area with her son Ziggy; beautiful, former-lawyer Celeste has the perfect life with her twins and millionaire husband; and Madeline, (while happily remarried with two small children,) struggles to cope with her teenage daughters closeness to her ex-husband and his new wife.

(Spoilers for season one, none for season two)

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

Hailed as the ‘Gone Girl’ of 2015, Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl of the Train’ was the best selling thriller of last year that took the world by storm. 12 months on it has since been made into the must see film of 2016 with Emily Blunt in the lead role. I was lucky enough to meet…

The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly

One of my all-time favourite books! You may have heard of it, as into a hideous ITV drama a few years ago which was a total mess. I do recommend giving it a read as it is truly gripping and thought-provoking. Like the bestseller Gone Girl, The Poison Tree has two narratives, this one flicks between the…

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

After reading the super-hyped Gone Girl and few years ago I had to go and read Gillian Flynn’s earlier books Dark Places and Sharp Objects. While Dark Places was interesting I didn’t connect well with the protagonist and although I was curious on how it ended didn’t enjoy it enough to want to re-read again and…

Cheltenham Festival 2015

The Cheltenham Literature Festival is one of the biggest literary highlights of the year. I was lucky enough this year to not only go, but have in put into some of the events this year. So grab a cuppa while I run through all the action from the literary legends, beautiful bloggers, starry celebs and of course lots…

Rainy Day Reads

Well with winter night’s days getting shorter and wetter, it’s soon going to be time to hide in doors with a good book. So here are my top picks on must reads this winter. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn So an obvious choice, and if you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years…