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Katharine Johnson

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Katharine Johnson grew up in Bristol and now divides her time between Berkshire and Lucca, Italy. After doing a History degree she trained to be a journalist and has worked for a variety of magazines, writing about everything including the kitchen sink. She's loved writing since childhood and wrote her first book aged nine. When not writing she can usually be found walking her spaniel, doing the school run, playing netball or being a room guide in a stately home.
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Katharine Johnson I think it's really hard! I go for a walk and try visualising a scene from a different angle or play out the dialogue in my head. I also ask myself lo…moreI think it's really hard! I go for a walk and try visualising a scene from a different angle or play out the dialogue in my head. I also ask myself lots of what-if questions(less)
Katharine Johnson For me it's the alchemy of taking random thoughts and words and seeing them come together to create a world which you can inhabit for a while.
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Book review: Facade by Helen Matthews

Today is Publication Day for Facade. Having been treated to some snippets in a critique group I belong to with the author, my expectations were already high for this one. I ‘d been immediately sucked in by the beautiful old rectory harbouring a dark family secret, and the return of the resentful sister from her self-imposed exile in Spain following her husband’s sudden death, so couldn’t wait to f

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An engrossing read. Rape cases are difficult to read about and must be even harder to write about but this one is sensitively handled and highlights the extremely difficult decisions potential witnesses have to make before involving themselves in a t ...more
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I really enjoyed this cleverly-plotted book with all its twists and red herrings (although it took me a while to read because, with the book-within-a-book, there were a lot of characters to remember.) I was attracted by the gorgeous cover and loved b ...more
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Brilliant! I loved the premise - a group of teenagers going out to look for their missing friend and discovering the truth about her disappearance. Each of them falls under suspicion and it soon turns out they all have something to hide. I liked the ...more
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"This book is very intriguing, to say the least. I can not begin without making it clear that life can certainly become twisted, tangled, and complicated quickly, and especially when secrets are involved. At the end of the book, my reaction was; “Talk" Read more of this review »
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The Bellhop Only Stalks Once by Cat Hickey
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A very entertaining romantic mystery in a spectacular setting which had me enthralled
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I was hooked from the beginning. 5 young journalists sharing a house and a mortgage, and ultimately a secret. However they all have their own secrets and reasons for trying to hang on to the Big Secret. Lots o" Read more of this review »
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I loved The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan so had high hopes for this book and was consumed by it! I love the way this author writes. The story felt refreshingly different from other domestic noir novels and I loved the setting which was very easy to visua ...more
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Lauren North is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I love the creeping tension and Jenna's ethical dilemma in this twisty psychological tale of power, obsession.and revenge. Brilliantly written with lots of twists - I couldn't put it down
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