Book review: Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins

Friday, March 20, 2020 Permalink

I loved Lucy Atkins’ debut book The Missing One. It was in fact one of my favourite books of 2014. I’ve also read her two subsequent novels.

Magpie Lane is Atkins’ latest release and the thing that’s interested me most about her books is that, though are often centred around secrets and strained relationships, they all feel quite different.

three-half-stars

Book review: The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins

Saturday, June 10, 2017 Permalink

I read Lucy Atkins’ debut novel The Missing One in 2014 and adored it. It was one of my favourite books of that year – combining a tale of family and long lost secrets with (of all things!) a passion for killer whales. Her next book, The Other Child felt like quite a departure. I enjoyed it but was a little surprised that it seemed so different to its predecessor. And here we are again, with Atkins offering up something completely different, which I guess says something about her versatility as a writer and storyteller.

three-half-stars

Book review: The Other Child by Lucy Atkins

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Permalink

One of my favourite books of 2014 was the debut novel by journalist and author Lucy Atkins. The Missing One was about a woman’s search to understand more about her distant mother after her passing. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed, it as much of the novel focussed on whales and the tracking of pods. And well… when it comes to flora and fauna I’m frighteningly (though happily) ignorant.

Book review: The Missing One

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Permalink
by Lucy Atkins

I’m writing this review about a month before I can publish it in my blog and that kills me for two reasons. Firstly I’m all about instant gratification (hey… one couldn’t be as *ahem* chubby as me without that predilection); and secondly… I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.

In all honestly I don’t know why I’m so surprised. I’d requested an advance copy of The Missing One because the blurb looked interesting, but it didn’t jump out at me. In fact, it only leapt ahead in the queue because it’s being published before the 5 or 6 others I have in my reader waiting to be read and reviewed.