Episode Twenty-three: Extra, extra!

Episode Twenty-three: Extra, extra!

A very special bonus episode with guest, Caitlyn, where we discuss some of our latest reads.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue
*Caitlyn’s read

A young couple find themselves caught in a web of magic and horror. Kay is an acrobat and goes missing. Her husband cannot believe that she has disappeared and searches the city in vain all the while not guessing that she has been spirited away by a puppet master in the toy shop that fascinated her during their walks. Kay begins life anew as a puppet and soon begins to befriend the other puppets at night when they come to life. Will the evil that has charmed Kay be stronger than her husband’s love? Donohue writes a frightening account reminiscent of Grimm’s fairy tales and it will keep you up reading til dawn.


The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster
*Jackie’s read

When a student’s suicide appears to trigger a rash of self-destructive acts throughout their once-idyllic small town, a group of students form a watchdog group to prevent further tragedies.




A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
*Mary’s read

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle.