His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

This book is kind of unusual. Purporting to be the culmination of the research of the author into one of his own ancestors, it’s a collection of documents relating to a brutal murder that takes place in the Scottish Highlands during the 1800’s. It’s a time when crofters worked rented land owned by the laird,…

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

There are days when it’s raining or or nights when it’s chilly and you just want to curl up with a bestseller, easy read thriller. You could do a lot worse than this one. It’s one of those books that gets labelled as the next Girl On The Train. And perhaps that’s about right. I…

Incognito by Khaled Talib

The Pope has been kidnapped. Is it the work of terrorists? Or does the rabbit hole go a lot deeper than that? Enter the League Of Invisible Knights, a secret order of highly trained professionals sworn to fight the forces of evil. Ayden Tanner, an ex-SAS commando, with two colleagues, descends on the scene, and…

The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

I picked this up because I really like books like Like Water For Chocolate, stories that have a hint of magic, but that are otherwise kind of about everyday life. (Magic realism is one of our favourite genres). Rose Edelstein is turning 9 when her mother makes her a beautiful lemon cake with chocolate icing.…

Giveaway: Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins previous book, The Girl On The Train, was a huge bestseller. This is her follow up book, which is the story of a murder. Nel Abbot is found dead in the Drowning Pool, a place where witches used to be drowned, and which has a reputation of being a haunted place, where local…

Prague Nights by Benjamin Black

Prague Nights is a historical crime novel from Man Booker Prize winning author John Banville, whose pen name is Benjamin Black, and who is well known for the Quirke crime series. This book was sent to me by Penguin books for a review. Although this book starts with a murder, it’s really about intrigue at…

The Last Gods Of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer

This book was sent to me by the author for honest review. It was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and interstingly is the only book that has been that was written by a non-Asian writer. It’s the twin stories of Jacquie and Paaku, one a woman in the 20’s following her explorer Grandfathers…

Heritage: A Transcend Novel by Addie Hunter

In the small town of Arhaus, Nevada, three girls have been mysteriously gifted super powers. As they practice their powers and fight crime, they must keep them secret from their friends and family, and also compete with the other superheroes in their town, three boys, who seem quite familiar. When a strange symbol starts to…

Devil In The Countryside by Cory Barclay

I was sent this book by the author for honest review, and all opinions here are my own. And I’m very glad that Cory Barclay did send it to me, because I really enjoyed it. Some of you who know your history or werewolf lore will have heard of the story of the Werewolf of…

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Alice Blackwell is America’s First Lady, wife of the US President. But first, she was Alice Lindgren, a normal American girl. She grew up in the suburbs, with her parents, an only child, and her grandmother, an outspoken woman who loved to read. She experienced tragedy early, and went on to become a librarian at…