2014 Book Reviews with Links

This page contains the books I have read and reviewed in 2014

Pick a title and you never know you may come across that special book for you!

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After I Left You – Alison Mercer

Another Night, Another Day – Sarah Rayner

The Arsonist – Sue Miller

Deutschland – Martin Wagner

Elizabeth Is Missing – Emma Healey

The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay – Andrea Gillies

The Flavours of Love – Dorothy Koomson

The Forgotten Daughter – Renita D’Silva

The Heart of Winter – Emma Hannigan

Interlude – Rupert Smith

Hello From The Gilllespies – Monica McInerney

Ignoring Gravity – Sandra Danby

Keep Quiet – Lisa Scottoline

The Last Anniversary – Liane Moriarty

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle – Kirsty Wark

Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

Little Mercies – Heather Gudenkauf

The Missing One – Lucy Atkins

Night Music – Jojo Moyes

The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

The Other Half – Sarah Rayner

Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon – Linda Newbery

The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion

The Secrets We Left Behind – Susan Elliot Wright

Skeletons – Jane Fallon

Someone Else’s Wedding – Tamar Cohen

The Stolen Girl – Renita D’Silva

The Summer Guest – Emma Hannigan

Summer House with Swimming Pool – Herman Koch

That Part Was True – Deborah McKinlay

The Third Wife – Lisa Jewell

This Is The Water – Yannick Murphy

The Twilight Hour – Nicci Gerrard

Your Beautiful Lies – Louise Douglas


The Whispers – Lisa Unger

The Burning Girl – Lisa Unger

Short Stories

A Twist Of The Knife – Peter James

Crime Fiction

Crime Thriller

A Dark and Twisted Tide – Sharon Bolton

A Killing of Angels – Kate Rhodes

A Small Deceit – Margaret Yorke

After The Silence – Jake Woodhouse

Broadchurch – Erin Kelly

The Dark Meadow – Andrea Maria Schenkel

Daughter – Jane Shemilt

The Dead Ground – Claire McGowan

Dead Souls – Elsebeth Egholm

Dear Daughter – Elizabeth Little

Fall From Grace – Tim Weaver

Good Girls Don’t Die – Isabelle Grey

The Kill – Jane Casey

Last Kiss – Louise Phillips

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing – P.D. Viner

Mothers of the Disappeared – Russel D McLean

The Murder Bag – Tony Parsons

The Murder of Harriet Krohn – Karin Fossum

The Night Hunter – Caro Ramsay

The Outcast Dead – Elly Griffiths

The Perfect Mother – Nina Darnton

The Secret Place – Tana French

Shallow Waters – Rebecca Bradley

Someone Else’s Skin – Sarah Hilary

Sorrow Bound – David Mark

The Soul of Discretion – Susan Hill

Stone Bruises – Simon Beckett

Summer of Ghosts – P.D. Viner

The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

This Little Piggy – Bea Davenport

The Toy Taker – Luke Delaney

Want You Dead – Peter James

The Winter Foundlings – Kate Rhodes


A Meditation on Murder – Robert Thorogood

Crossword Ends In Violence (5) – James Cary

The Girl Next Door – Ruth Rendell

Hickory Dickory Dock – Agatha Christie

The Lost Empress – Steve Robinson

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House – Stephanie Lam

The Next Time You See Me – Holly Goddard Jones

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe – Agatha Christie

The Stranger House – Reginald Hill

Sweet Damage – Rebecca James

Psychological Thriller

A Pleasure and a Calling – Phil Hogan

A Trick of the Mind – Penny Hancock

The Accident – C.L. Taylor

Because She Loves Me – Mark Edwards

Before We Met – Lucie Whitehouse

Before You Die – Samantha Hayes

The Book of You – Claire Kendal

The Broken – Tamar Cohen

The Child’s Child – Barbara Vine

The Cold Cold Sea – Linda Huber

Copycat – Gillian White

Don’t Stand So Close – Luana Lewis

Dying For Christmas – Tammy Cohen

The Good Girl – Mary Kubica

Hide and Seek – Amy Bird

Her – Harriet Lane

The Hidden Girl – Louise Millar

In The Blood – Lisa Unger

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? – Paula Daly

Keep Your Friends Close – Paula Daly

The Last Boat Home – Dea Brøvig

The Liar’s Chair – Rebecca Whitney

The Liar’s Diary – Patty Francis

The Life I Left Behind – Colette McBeth

The Long Fall – Julia Crouch

Mother, Mother – Koren Zailckas

The Never List – Koethi Zan

Now That You’re Gone – Julia Corbin

Precious Thing – Colette McBeth

Remember Me This Way – Sabine Durrant

The Secret Wife – Linda Kavanagh

Sleep Tight – Rachel Abbott

The Telling Error – Sophie Hannah

That Dark Remembered Day – Tom Vowler

The Ties That Bind – Erin Kelly

Trust in Me – Sophie McKenzie

Unravelling Oliver – Liz Nugent

Watching Over You – Mel Sherratt

Historical Fiction

Dual Time Line

The Girl in the Photograph – Kate Riordan


Martyr – Rory Clements

Historical Crime

Death At The Priory – James Ruddick

Not Guilty – Christine Gardner

Quiet Dell – Jayne Anne Phillips

Victorian Murderesses – Mary S. Hartman

Historical Saga

One Last Dance – Judith Lennox

Spilt Milk – Amanda Hodgkinson

Wildflower Hill – Kimberley Freeman

World War I

The Fall and Rise of Lucy Charlton – Elizabeth Gill

The Midnight Rose – Lucinda Riley

Wake – Anna Hope

Inter War

The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters

World War II

A Week in Paris – Rachel Hore

The Sea Garden – Deborah Lawrenson

Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase – Louise Walters

Tigers in Red Weather – Liza Klaussmann

Literary Fiction

The End of The Affair – Graham Greene


History of Crime

A Very British Murder – Lucy Worsley


84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff

Daddy’s Rules – Rachel Sontag

The Girl From Station X – Eliza Segrave

True Crime

The Corpse Garden – Colin Wilson

10 thoughts on “2014 Book Reviews with Links

    1. Thank you. I am lucky in that I read fairly fast and I got into the habit of reading before I went to sleep as a small child so there is very rarely a day I don’t read for at least 30 minutes, often longer!


    1. Reading is what I do for relaxation, I don’t watch a huge amount of tv and I’m lucky that I read fairly quickly. I have always (as long as I can remember) read each night before I go to sleep and now my offspring have grown up I have more free time in the evenings/weekends to indulge. I do carry my kindle back and forth to work but rarely read it, even bookworms need to engage with real people too 😉 The main thing is that you enjoy it! Unlike many bloggers I read, write my review and then move onto the next book rather than pondering on the book before reviewing, because that works for me. Just carry on reading good books, this should be about your enjoyment.


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