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Hi, I’m Lizz…
…and welcome to my bookshelf…

I love to read in a variety of genres, everything from romance to fantasy (with a particular weakness for detective novels). Here you’ll find my thoughts on what I’ve been getting into recently. Take a look, maybe you’ll find your next great read

Latest reviews

Incomparable World

Prior to reading this book, my understanding of Black history in Europe pre-1900 was limited to the ‘moors’ (courtesy of Year 9 Othello) and the few slaves brought over from the Caribbean…. Martin’s novel ‘challenged and upended the erroneously presented blanket whiteness of British history’. … Continue reading Incomparable World

The Minders

In a futuristic world where information is the most sought-after commodity, hackers are attacking government servers worldwide. After a cyberattack with catastrophic effects that has the whole country grieving, the UK government decides to take a new stance – use revolutionary genetic engineering technology to implant the country’s secrets into the minds of five ordinary citizens named The Minders. But someone has discovered their identities, and now the minders are being hunted one by one.… Continue reading The Minders

Married at First Swipe

Hannah is a free spirit, steeped in wanderlust. When she finally comes home and starts working with her best friend, Jess on her dating app. Jess is very much grounded with her husband of twenty years, a set of energetic twins and running a small business keeping her busy. But when Jess’ app isn’t as profitable as she’d hoped, Hannah comes up with the perfect plan to get things back on track: use Save the Date to set Hannah up with the perfect guy who she won’t meet until the day of the wedding and broadcast it for the world to see. But as tensions rise and the nerves set in – can you swipe your way to true love?… Continue reading Married at First Swipe

The Library of the Dead

Living in Edinburgh with her younger sister, Izwi, and their grandmother, Ropa has long stopped going to school. To make ends meet she uses the traditional Zimbabwean magic taught to her by her grandmother to provide her ghoststalker services to the local ghosts, billing their families for carrying messages from beyond the grave. One night, she comes across Nicola, a woman unable to move on until she finds her missing boy. But Oliver isn’t the only child who has gone missing and those that returned appear to be transformed with mysterious magic. … Continue reading The Library of the Dead

I Am The Night

After leaving the NYPD Marcus Williams moves to Asherton, a small town in rural Colorado, looking for a quieter life. It all seems to be going well until, on his second date with the daughter of the local sheriff, they stumble upon the mutilated body of his neighbour. Marcus told himself he wouldn’t get involved, but something isn’t quite right about the crime scene and he can’t help but go back for a closer look…
Soon enough, Marcus is thrust into a conspiracy and has to go on the run. In between evading corrupt law enforcement and trying to investigate, he finds himself in the crosshairs of serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr.… Continue reading I Am The Night

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