Thursday, 24 December 2015

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch 

by Donna Tartt

Rating: 4 Star

Donna Tartt was working on The Goldfinch for over a decade and this time invested into the novel really comes through during the reading. The long writing process explains the 800+ pages too, this definitely isn't a 'quick' or indeed 'light' read.

As soon as you start the novel, you you immediately feel both the complexity and depth of the world that she creates through Theodore Decker's eyes. The characters, locations, and even dialects of the main protagonists are all very richly described.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The Advent of Murder: A Faith Morgan Mystery by Martha Ockley

The Advent of Murder: A Faith Morgan Mystery 

By Martha Ockley

Rating: 4 star

The Advent of Murder is number 2 in a series of books focusing on Faith Morgan, a former police officer who has become the Vicar in the quaint English village of "Little Worthy", a fictional village near Winchester in Hampshire.

Despite Faith's change of profession, the skills she developed in her former career soon prove useful when Lucas Bagshaw, a member of Faith's choir, is found dead.