As far as I am concerned, Natasha Pulley can do no wrong. I have loved every one of her books and this is no exception. She has an ability to make the fantastical seem not only realistic, but casually so. In her world, time travel and parallel universes are perfectly reasonable.
There’s a reason why this novel was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year. A few reasons, really. It hits on just about every classic Scottish mystery element readers know and love.
There’s an Irish saying: “May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for.” I’d say the bookworm has this covered – there is always one more book to read.
I love going to visit old cemeteries; it’s so quiet and peaceful. There is amazing history to be discovered just by walking through.
Freud has imagined the summer of 1914 for Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife through the eyes of Thomas Maggs, a thirteen-year old boy who lives on the Suffolk Coast. The artist couple takes a cottage in the small town, far from their busy, stressful lives in Glasgow. The novel is told a first person…