From the comfort of my sofa

I just like to read! There is no greater pleasure than a peaceful house and a good book. I will read most genres but not sure I have the imagination to really "get" some science fiction and fantasy.


The Pier - Claire Douglas

I really enjoyed this as a gripping, atmospheric page-turner full of interesting characters.  I thought the way the book switched between present and past was really well done.  The setting was brilliant and was probably my favourite part - there is something about a small coastal town out-of season that is somewhat chilling and this book made the most of that.

I was gripped but felt a bit let down at the ending which just seemed a tad unrealistic. However, it was a really good read which I did enjoy immensely and, looking back a couple of days after finishing I remember it very clearly, which doesn't always happen and therefore is for me a measure of a book that I have truly enjoyed reading!

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publishers, Penguin UK -Michael Joseph, for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.