The Blue By Lucy Clarke

The Blue By Lucy Clarke

They had found paradise.
What would they do to keep it?

With a quick spin of the globe, Kitty and Lana
escape their grey reality and journey to the Philippines.
There they discover The Blue – a beautiful yacht,
with a wandering crew.

They spend day after languorous day exploring the pristine
white beaches and swimming beneath the stars, and Lana
drifts further away from the long-buried secrets of home.

But the tide turns when death creeps quietly on deck.

A dangerous swell of mistrust and lies threatens to bring
the crew’s adventures to an end – but some won’t
let paradise go…whatever the price.

My Thoughts:

Thank you to Lucy’s publicist for sending me this book, it was very much appreciated.  After reading Lucy’s previous novels called The Sea Sisters and A Single Breath I knew I was going to love this book just as much and I really did. I thought this was a brilliant read definitely one of my favourite of this years, it was a thriller with a good amount of suspense. I genuinely didn’t know how the story would pan out, there are a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and the end was immense. I loved reading about living on a yacht, this part fascinated me and how difficult it is so I now know it is something I would not like to do but I don’t mind reading about it. It is fabulously written too.

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The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper

The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper

mary hooperBridgeford Hall 1813.

Kitty has a comfortable life as a country milkmaid. She is well looked after by the family who live up at the great house, and she enjoys being courted by Will Villiers, the handsome river man.

Then, one day, Will vanishes. Kitty is heartbroken, and when she is sent to London on an errand, she is determined to track down Will. But, alone and vulnerable in the vast city, Kitty’s fate is snatched out of her hands and she is plunged into a dizzying spiral of despair….


My Thoughts:

I don’t normally read historical fiction but I was drawn to the cover and the blurb on the back just as something different from my normal reads. I managed to read this book in a day, the chapters were quite short and the writing large so took no time at all. This book gave me a frightening account of what an unforgiving place the 19th century London was. I found it very interesting historically and enjoyed the last couple of pages where there are some historical notes which I found fascinating. A good little read when you want something a little bit different.