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Shoot Through by J M Green, Book Review: Dark & deadly humour

In Shoot Through, J M Green’s third book in her highly successful crime series, Stella Hardy the wisecracking social worker, is back to tackle crooked private contractors, an exotic cattle scam, and a delicious Mushroom Jalfrezi. Shoot Through (Stella Hardy…

In This Ground by Beth Castrodale, Book Review & Giveaway

In This Ground by Beth Castrodale, Book Review & Giveaway

We had the pleasure of reading Beth Castrodale’s In This Ground and can now offer an ebook copy for worldwide giveaway. In This Ground Synopsis: Just as his indie-rock band was poised to make it big, Ben Dirjery traded it all…

A Necessary Murder by M J Tjia, Review: Red herrings galore

A Necessary Murder by M J Tjia, Review: Red herrings galore

A Necessary Murder is the second title in M J Tjia’s Heloise Chancey Mystery Series. A Necessary Murder Synopsis Stoke Newington, 1863: Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse of her family’s estate. A few days later, another…

Bridge of Clay, Review: Markus Zusak’s beguiling narrative

Bridge of Clay, Review: Markus Zusak’s beguiling narrative

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak is masterful in its capacity to move readers. An epic tale of normal people swimming against the flood of life. Read my full review. Bridge of Clay Synopsis Long-listed for Indie Book Awards Fiction 2019 Let…

AT DUSK by Hwang Sok-yong, Book Review

AT DUSK by Hwang Sok-yong, Book Review

At Dusk won Hwang Sok-yong the Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature. At Dusk Synopsis: In the evening of his life, a wealthy man begins to wonder if he might have missed the point. Park Minwoo is, by every measure, a…

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde, Review: Topical dystopian flair

Early Riser, Jasper Fforde’s latest standalone novel, is a clever zany adventure. But it took me a while to find my reading groove in the first-person narrative and Fforde’s peculiar alternate world. Early Riser Synopsis Imagine a world where all humans must…

The Helpline by Katherine Collette, Review: A feel-good fun read

The Helpline by Katherine Collette, Review: A feel-good fun read

The Helpline, Katherine Collette’s debut novel, has been described as “delightful, feel-good fun” by one of my favourite authors Toni Jordan. Read my review. The Helpline Synopsis Germaine Johnson may not be all that good with people but she’s great with…

AUGUST FALLING by Les Zig, Review: Sharp-witted narrative

AUGUST FALLING by Les Zig, Review: Sharp-witted narrative

Les Zig’s August Falling isn’t a love story, but one about acceptance, choices, and finding a way to be ourselves. August Falling Synopsis: The past. Sometimes we can’t escape it. After a bad relationship, August is trying to piece his life…

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

Literature ® is the fiction debut of Guillermo Stitch. Literature Synopsis: We don’t know exactly when Literature ® takes place and we don’t know exactly where. All we know is that Philip Marlowe would fit right in. We don’t get Marlowe though. We…

THE HUNTER and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen, Book Review

THE HUNTER and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen, Book Review

The Hunter and Other Stories of Men Synopsis: Shortlisted for The Dorothy Hewett Award A property developer fears that a burgeoning ibis population will prevent the construction of a high rise apartment complex; a bus stop outside a dementia care facility in…