‘This shelter was a relic from the Blitz, a deep concrete bunker where families had gone to sit out the bombings during World War II. My family had gone down there too – only once – but the experience had been so awful, so chilling, that the bunker had quickly come to represent the most terrifying thing in my world. –The Girl Below, Bianca Zander(p10)

I only picked this book up last night and I’m more than half-way through. It’s an unusual book, but it has really hooked me in. The writing is lovely, the plot intriguing, the main character a bit strange … and I really like the cover. It makes me really want to know what’s behind that gate. Expect the review soon, but in the meantime here’s the blurb:

The Girl BelowAfter ten years in New Zealand, Suki returns to London, to a city that won’t let her in. However, a chance visit with Peggy – an old family friend who still lives in the building where she grew up – convinces Suki that there is a way to reconnect with the life she left behind a decade earlier. But the more involved she becomes with Peggy’s dysfunctional family, including Peggy’s wayward sixteen-year-old grandson, the more Suki finds herself mysteriously slipping back in time – to the night of a party her parents threw in their garden more than twenty years ago, when something happened in an old, long-unused air-raid shelter…

Sound good? Is it the kind of book you’d pick up?


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Monique Mulligan

Monique Mulligan

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