A Hidden Silence

A Hidden Silence

Feisty au pair Kitty O’Hara, with a past she is trying to forget, has just survived her first day at Cliff House in Scarborough. The brain-traumatised young woman who lives on the top floor of the villa - survivor of a terrible ‘incident’ that no one talks about - is in fact Kitty’s former friend [...]

Infinite Versions

Infinite Versions

Generally speaking, I don’t like making sweeping statements. But I’m going to make one now. The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett is one of the most beautiful novels I have ever read. There. I’ve said it. And that’s coming from someone who has read lots and lots of books. I used to think it [...]

Heroes Little and Large

Heroes Little and Large

Don’t our hearts just melt at a show of bravery? An indomitable spirit that doesn’t weaken under the threat of danger, even death. Real he-men. Spidermen and Supermen and Batmen, but without the silly costumes. That’s how I fell in love with my husband. Second hubby, actually, now ex. But still. Okay, so my ex [...]

Boris the Beast

Boris the Beast

On her first day working as an au pair at Cliff House, Kitty discovers the true colours of the family pet, Boris the Mad Belgian Malinois. .......... “BORIS!” I yell as the sodding animal wrenches the lead out of my hand and bounds off after a large ball that appears out of nowhere. “Boris! Come [...]