#50 The Woods by Vanessa Savage

For Tess, her older sister Bella is her whole world. She’s smart and beautiful and popular – everything Tess isn’t – and since the death of their mother it’s just been them and their grieving father. But now a new family has moved into the empty house on the edge of the woods, bringing with…

#49 Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

It’s June 2008 and twenty-one-year-old Adam Lattimer vanishes, presumed dead. The strain of his disappearance breaks his already fragile family. Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam’s reappearance poses more questions than…

#48 Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything by Jo Spain and this book has been sitting on my shelf for a fair while. I knew however, that it would be a book I would enjoy. I began reading it last night (11/06/20) and had to remind myself that I needed to stop reading…

#47 Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

THE GAME IS ON. TRAVEL WITH WONDER. When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia – a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton. Lost in the year 2473 in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must…

#45 Jack’s Secret Summer by Jack Ryder

Jack has been dreading the summer holidays – his dad works long hours, and so all he has to look forward to is an empty house. But when his boisterous neighbours, Bruno and Rocco, make it their mission to pull him into an adventure, his life will never be the same again. Together they decide…

#39 James and the Giant Peach

Paperback |150 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House UK (2016, as part of a set of 15 books) Read – Thursday 14th May, 2020. I’m pretty sure I read this as a kid, but I can’t be 100% certain. It’s definitely one of Roald Dahl’s stories that I know more. There’s a lovely poem in the…

#38 The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths

Everything has changed for Dr Ruth Galloway. She has a new job, home and partner, and is no longer North Norfolk police’s resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Ivor March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal. Nelson was always sure that March killed more women than he was charged with. Now March…

#36 Loch of the Dead by Oscar de Muriel

The Scottish Highlands, 1889. When a young heir receives a sinister death threat, Inspectors Frey and ‘Nine-Nails’ McGray answer a desperate plea to offer him protection. The detectives travel north to the remote and misty Loch Maree, site of an ancient burial ground. They must stay with the mysterious Koloman family – any one of…

#35 Trust Me, I’m Dead by Sherryl Clark

She hasn’t seen her brother in years. Now, he’s dead. When Judi Westerholme finds out her estranged brother has been murdered, she assumes it’s connected to his long term drug addiction. Returning home, she is shocked to discover he had been clean for years, had a wife – now missing – a child and led…

#34 Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

“I do actually happen to know how to make tortoises grow faster, if that’s really what you want.” Paperback | 56 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House UK (2016, as part of a set of 15 books) Read: 29th April I have not read this Roald Dahl book before, but I did watch the BBC adaptation…