Don’t Let Go, Michel Bussi

Don’t Let Go marks the third English translation of French novelist Michel Bussi. Unsurprisingly, Bussi has crafted another fast-paced, sophisticated crime thriller. Set on the idyllic island of Réunion, the story follows the Bellion family on holiday. Martial and his wife Liane have brought their little six-year-old daughter in hope of relaxing on this tranquil … Continue reading Don’t Let Go, Michel Bussi

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley

Natasha Pulley’s debut novel is a delightful read, marking her as an author to look out for in 2017. Shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is set in Victorian England and Japan, telling the story of the unlikely friendship between Nathaniel Steepleton, a home office telegraphist, and … Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley

The Tea Planter’s Wife, Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies brilliantly captures the essence of love in her novel, The Tea Planter’s Wife. Young, naïve, and completely besotted by her husband, Laurence, Gwendolyn Hooper arrives in Ceylon to begin her new life as a tea planter’s wife. Gwendolyn’s youth and excitable manner is quickly diminished when she is greeted with an unfamiliar culture, … Continue reading The Tea Planter’s Wife, Dinah Jefferies