Dead Woman Walking is the latest book from best selling author Sharon Bolton and boy was I not disappointed. Dead Woman Walking is an astonishing dark and thrilling read, with plenty of twists and a fantastic plot to make this a truly compelling read. We follow...read more
Spring at Blueberry Bay takes us to Hope Island where we meet Bella. Bella is having a tough time since losing her job a few months earlier following a huge scandal with her bosses and is only just making ends meet. Too proud to ask for help, Bella keeps her financial...read more
BLINK by KL Slater - What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you? Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no...
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Feature Post: Writing about families: how to strike a balance between your personal life and fictionby S.D. Robertson
Writing about families: how to strike a balance between your personal life and fictionby S.D. Robertson I seem to find myself writing about families a lot. My first novel, Time to Say Goodbye, was all about the close bond between a single father and his young...
We recently reviewed Mhairi McFarlane's wonderful read Who's That Girl - check that out here: http://compellingreads.co.uk/whos-girl-mhairi-mcfarlane/ and now we're delighted to have Mhairi on the blog answering a few questions for us! Tea or coffee? Coffee...
Glen Avich Glen Avich is a character in its own right in my books. So many people write in their reviews that they’re happy to be back ‘home’ in Glen Avich, and though it is not a real place, it’s inspired by my own village, Caravino, in Italy. Caravino is a tiny...read more
When I tell people the title of my book, more than once the response has been ‘so it’s a children’s’ book then?’ the assumption being that because it has a robot in it must be a book for kids. Boys, more specifically. The fact that it is a book for grown ups and not...read more
So it's here, World Book Night 🙂 I was thrilled to be picked this year to be one of the lucky people who was chosen to give away 18 exclusive World Book Night copies of Prime Suspect by Lynda La Plante. It has been an absolutely thrilling experience and I have...read more
We are utterly delighted to be able to bring to you an exclusive from Kathryn Taylor where she explains a bit more about Grace & Jonathan's development from book one: How did Grace and Jonathan develop from book 1 to book 2 and what was it like to write a...read more
As fans of our little blog will know we at Compelling Reads have loved Giovanna Fletcher's books and were jumping up & down with excitement at the release of Dream A Little Dream. So picture our joy at finding out Giovanna was having "An evening with..." event at...read more
On 20th May we were privledged to be one of a few bloggers invited to attend the launch party for Paige Toon's latest book The Sun In Her Eyes. Taking place at the wonderful Drink, Shop & Do's dome room with it's huge glitter ball, and...read more