Review Policy

This page is intended to offer guidance for those who wish to send me a book to review. If I read a book I will always review it giving my honest opinion. It is therefore in everyone’s interests that I only accept titles I am likely to enjoy.

  • Please be aware that I do not read ebooks.
  • I may miss some gems but I no longer review self-published works.
  • I am unlikely to enjoy any book that contains graphic descriptions of sex, especially if included purely for titillation.
  • I do not believe in a happy ever after so avoid romances – they annoy me.
  • I am unlikely to enjoy a book where every character is beautiful or where the pivotal action involves a vapid women being rescued by a man.
  • I have no interest in clothes, cooking or crafting.
  • I have enjoyed many psychological thrillers, action thrillers, and imaginative crime fiction but please do not offer me those written to a copycat formula. I like my books to have originality and depth.
  • I enjoy disturbing fiction including horror.
  • I enjoy poetry and experimental fiction, literary fiction and translated fiction from around the world.
  • I like to be challenged, to be made to think about the issues I am reading about.
  • I occasionally read fiction for children and young adults as well as that aimed at adults.
  • I would like to read more non fiction books, especially those covering a medical or nature subject. I am not an expert so the writing must be accessible.
  • I do not review celebrity or misery memoirs but have enjoyed memoirs written by medical professionals.

If you still wish to send me a book to review you may DM me on Twitter.

I have removed my email address from this page as I received too many requests from self-published authors – I wish you well as writers but there are so many books out there and I cannot read them all.

Publicists please note, I no longer take part in blog tours.