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Bookish News: London Book Fair's Write Stuff competition is open for entries! @LondonBookFair

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The London Book Fair’s ever-popular writing

competition issues Call for Entries for 2018!



London, 20 February 2018: The London Book Fair (LBF), the UK’s biggest gathering of international publishers and agents, has announced the Call for Entries for its ever-popular writing competition, The Write Stuff, which will take place on Thursday 12 April in LBF’s Author HQ - the area of the Fair dedicated to writers and aspiring writers, which is sponsored by IngramSpark and Kindle Direct Publishing.

The competition takes the form of a “Dragon’s Den” style panel event. Six authors will pitch their books to a panel of literary agents, and an Author HQ audience, for the chance to win a follow-up meeting with a literary agent and a free year’s membership to LBF’s Author Club. This year’s panel of judges includes representatives from Felicity Bryan Associates, Jo Unwin Literary Agency, Marjacq, MBA and Peters Fraser & Dunlop.

Authors will have three minutes each to pitch – to introduce themselves and present their work. The judging panel will then provide on-the-spot feedback to each pitch, as well as the authors’ writing, having received in advance of the competition sample chapters of each finalist’s work.

Book Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J Finn

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Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times--and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, and their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems 

Review:

I'd seen a lot of advanced praise for The Woman in the Window so I was really excited when I was asked to be part of this tour. I eagerly waited for my copy to drop through the letter box.

I knew it would be good but I didn't expect it to be this addictive. Be prepared. Once you pick up this book you'll be lucky if you put it down before you turn the last page. 

Yes, as other reviewers have said, it's what we've seen before (ANOTHER book with girl in the title haha). We have the unreliable narrator and the plot twists that will leave you questioning everything. Is what Anna is seeing real or is what we're reading a product of her alcoholism or her obsession with thrillers? 

Even though we've seen these themes many times in the past few years I still really enjoyed this book. The chapters are short, dangerously short. The "ill just read one more chapter" and then all of a sudden it's 3am or the cooker is on fire  kind of short. I found it so easy to lose myself in the story.

So did I guess any of the plot twists? Yes, but there were a few surprises too so I wasn't disappointed. Sometimes half the fun is finding out whether you're right or not. 

Would I recommend it? Well that depends. Did you enjoy Gone Girl (I loved it) and Girl on the Train ( a 'meh' from me)? If it's a yes, I can say you'll enjoy The Woman in the Window. 

Rating:

★★★★ ☆

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Giveaway: Win a copy of Before I Let Go by @mariekeyn

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Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.

Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated--and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets--chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

Giveaway:

Open to the UK and Ireland only


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