Monday, 19 March 2018

Days of Wonder: Keith Stuart review

Days of Wonder

Rating: 5 Star

I really enjoyed Keith Stuart's previous story about a Dad connecting with his son via the power of Minecraft in "A Boy Made of Blocks" and was eagerly looking forward to reading his next novel 'Days of Wonder'.

Relationships again form a core part of this book, particularly between a Father and Daughter and those of family and friends.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Cold Christmas: Alastair Gunn review

Cold Christmas (Antonia Hawkins #4) 

By: Alastair Gunn
Rating: 3 Star

DCI Antonia Hawkins is investigating a series of murders where there is no sign of any external trauma on the bodies. On top of that, things are not going well in her relationship with fellow officer DI Mike Maguire.

How is the murderer killing their victims and what connects the victims?

One of Us is Lying: Karen M McManus review

One of Us is Lying

By: Karen M McManus
Rating: 4 Star

An unusual whodunnit set amongst a high school setting, One of Us is Lying focuses on the unexpected death of a student in detention, and the investigation to find out who killed him.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

The Last Dog on Earth: Adrian Walker review

The Last Dog on Earth

By: Adrian Walker
Rating: 3 Star

Adrian Walker's debut novel 'The End of the World Running Club' was one of my favourite books of 2016 so I was delighted to get an early copy of his new title 'The Last Dog on Earth' for review via NetGalley.

The Last Dog on Earth is set in London in the not too distant future.

Its main characters are Lineker, the faithful and world-weary dog and former electrician Reginald. They live together in a nearly deserted London.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Sycamore Row: John Grisham review

Sycamore Row

By: John Grisham
Rating: 3 Star

Sycamore Row is set in the fictional Ford County, Mississippi and is the same setting for the earlier novel by Grisham A Time To Kill.

Sycamore Row focuses on a legal battle over a Will made by a local businessman Seth Hubbard shortly before he kills himself.

Was he in his right mind when he leaves his entire fortune to his housekeeper Lettie Lang?

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Light Between Oceans - ML Steadman Review

The Light Between Oceans

Rating: 4 Stars

The Light Between Oceans tells the story about an Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife who have their world turned upside one day when a boat containing a body and a baby wash up on their island.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman Review

The Graveyard Book

By: Neil Gaiman
Rating: 4 Star

I have read several Neil Gaiman books over the years and have so far always enjoyed them.

This is a story about Nobody Owens, a boy who grows up in a graveyard with only ghosts for company after a mysterious stranger murders his entire family.