Hell’s Mouth by AP Bateman

This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review. AP Bateman writes crime thrillers, and is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. DCI O’Bryan is recovering from life: he’s an alcoholic, his family have left him, and he’s recently survived a stab wound while taking out a terrorist in London. He’s…

Isaac by Robert Karmon

Based on a true story, Isaac is the story of a sixteen year old boy who lives in Poland with his family when the Nazi’s occupy. In the opening chapter, he is taken with his family and all the other Jewish people living in the area out into the woods where they are summarily shot…

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

It seems like there is a glut of books now where two parallel narratives in two times link up to solve the mysteries of the other, one being in the past and the other being in the present. It feels like it’s own genre, perhaps. One of the finest examples of this is Sebastian Barry’s…

True Grit by Charles Portis

Perhaps this book really needs no introduction, like many classic pieces of literature. It has had two major movie adaptations, and was for a long time required reading on school book lists, so it’s widely known and loved. It’s the story of 14 year old Mattie Ross, a determined teen who lives in frontier territory.…

A Book Of Revelations by AC Burch

I was sent this book by the publisher (Homeport Press) for an honest review. A Book Of Revelations is a group of short stories by award winning author AC Burch, and the stories are all set around the areas that the author knows well: Provincetown and South Beach. The stories in this collection all focus…

The Dry by Jane Harper

Following the death of his childhood best friend, Federal police officer Aaron Falk returns from Melbourne to the small country town he grew up in. His old friend Luke apparently killed himself after murdering his wife and six year old son and in the town of Kiewarra tensions are high. The grip of a two…

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

In 20’s and 30’s Barcelona, David Martin is a teenager whose father has died, and who works in a newspaper office. When his short stories make the back page, he’s launched on a career as a writer of lurid, crowd pleasing fiction, but he has a dream of writing something more literary. While he makes…

Fletcher’s Fortune by John Drake

A bright and swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, Fletcher’s Fortune is a historical and fictional memoir of Jacob Fletcher. This book was sent to me by Endevour Press for honest review. All opinions are my own. As an apprentice, orphaned Jacob Fletcher should not be able to be press ganged into the Navy by…

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,…