Beyond Blood Jack King Giving that other monarch a run for his money. I love a good detective story. Detective Husto’s in a fast-paced race against time as the body count stacks up…and then the serial killer moves his sights. A guess-along whodunit. Another thing to mention about this book is that it’s very well… Continue reading Review of Beyond Blood by Jack King
This is the third book I’ve read by this author and I have got used to his style and formatting choices—that are D.David Croot and what makes his writing style different. He uses poetic grace and creates art from his writing, so his words flow in a visual context. The writing itself is… Continue reading Review of The Invisible Man by D.David Croot.
The Wolf will have its season. We have a bit of everything in this book. The author takes us down an often sensitive journey of a broken family, but we discover it’s more than that—it’s a broken society. It’s a story about love and loss and living with disability and flaws. We ripple out from… Continue reading Review of The Lone Wolf Society by Joshua Kidd
This is my second book by this author, and I have a third waiting in the wings to be read. He is a guilty pleasure. Sometimes I sum up books in one word, and this one would be described as observational. He takes the town characters we all know and brings them into hard focus—and… Continue reading Review of Twenty-First Century Mankind Blues D.David Croot
Wow. You need a cup of tea and a sit-down after reading this one. The author draws you into an action-all-the-way thriller, where the tension builds, and you can imagine you’re there. I love Ironhorse, a well-thought-out and crafted character. The research is incredible, and you can feel the passion the author has for… Continue reading Review of The Genesis 6 Project by Michael Ferguson
Well written and engaging. A story about inclusion and acceptance tied up in an intricate and riveting plot. A monkey is different to an ape, and once people see and accept that, we can appreciate the attributes of the monkey AND the ape. I’m trying to write the review without spoilers. The story builds and… Continue reading Review of Almost human Book 3 by Asheligh Revierie
Immersed in West Africa Terry Lister. One of the best books I’ve read this year. I hoovered up every word and picture. I love a travelogue, and this didn’t disappoint. I particularly liked the pieces about the animals Terry encountered, from monkeys to hippos to crocodiles. This isn’t an emotional personal journey-style journal. It’s told… Continue reading Review of Immersed in West Africa by Terry Lister.
Fast, clean, simple, complex Something odd happens in this book. It’s a good-sized, satisfying story, not a silly little novella masquerading as a novel, and yet, it reads at a cracking pace. The author has a particular style. It’s not stripped-back, laid-bare writing. In fact, it’s just the opposite, but it’s written in a very… Continue reading Review of Captive Love by Joni Martins
If ever a story needed telling, this one is it. It’s 1942. Meet Esther. She has it all. However, she’s a Jew, and in Europe, at that time, that’s the worst thing a human being could be. The rest of the world dealt with their own war, oblivious. We had our own problems to deal… Continue reading Review of Esther’s Journey by Beverley Latimer
A fantastic story of Mayan culture and mythology. If there’s one thing I adore above most else it’s a good travelogue. When you’re stuck in rainy, bleak England, in the middle of January, and the only way you’re getting out of town is by disappearing into a book of foreign places, it’s bliss. And… Continue reading Review of Ixchel’s Secret by Natasha George Patrick