Baxter's Requiem by Matthew Crow #BookReview #BlogTour

Let me tell you a story, about a man I knew, and a man I know...

Mr Baxter is ninety-four years old when he falls down his staircase and grudgingly finds himself resident at Melrose Gardens Retirement Home. 

Baxter is many things - raconteur, retired music teacher, rabble-rouser, bon viveur - but 'good patient' he is not. He had every intention of living his twilight years with wine, music and revelry; not tea, telly and Tramadol. Indeed, Melrose Gardens is his worst nightmare - until he meets Gregory. 

At only nineteen years of age, Greg has suffered a loss so heavy that he is in danger of giving up on life before he even gets going. 

Determined to save the boy, Baxter decides to enlist his help on a mission to pay tribute to his long-lost love, Thomas: the man with whom he found true happiness; the man he waved off to fight in a senseless war; the man who never returned. The best man he ever knew.

With Gregory in tow Baxter sets out on a spirited escape from Melrose, bound for th…

Amazing Grace by Kim Nash #BookReview #BlogTour

The Passengers by John Marrs #BookReview #BlogTour

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson (tr. by Victoria Cribb) #BookReview #BlogTour

Him by Clare Empson #BookReview #BlogTour

A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Fergusson #BookReview #BlogTour

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh #BookReview #BlogTour

One More Lie by Amy Lloyd #BookReview #BlogTour

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe (tr. by Lilit Zekulin Thwaites) #BookReview #BlogTour

Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech #BookReview #BlogTour

The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby #BookReview #BlogTour

The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon #BookReview #BlogTour