#HalloweenReads #BookRecommendations

‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.

Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare

Happy Halloween folks 🧛‍♀️

Now if you really knew me you would know that I do NOT do horror…EVER!! I can, however, cope with ghost stories and I do sometimes love to read books that have a dark, brooding atmospheric thing going on 👻👻

So I have a few books here today that I have read over the last while which I recommend if you are looking for something less horror and more bump.

Hope you all have a spookilicious Halloween 😱💀👻☠

#BookReview #TheLingering by SJI Holliday

The Lingering 

Control, Coercion and Retribution

The Lingering is the latest book by SJI Holliday and is published by Orenda Books.

Described as ‘an unnerving mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story’ this is a book I was really looking forward to reading. The cover of this book is just so atmospheric and creepy!

Please do read on for my thoughts…

#BookReview Honeysuckle and Custard Creams by @DeirdreMMFoley

Honeysuckle and Custard Creams 

‘That’s what you get for going around with Protestants, Sinéad Reilly’

I have a review today of a very special novel, one with a very authentic and personal feel to it.

Written by Deirdre Foley and ‘set in the early years of the Troubles, Honeysuckle and Custard Creams explores the enduring nature of familial ties, and the challenges of escaping a shared history in which shame and remorse are never far from the surface.’

Deirdre Foley was born in Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Her words are just so poignant and gentle, making this a really touching book.

Please do read on for my thoughts…