A quiet storm brews in Lauren K. Denton’s ‘Hurricane Season’

A quiet storm brews in Lauren K. Denton’s ‘Hurricane Season’

Title: Hurricane Season Author: Lauren K. Denton Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Thomas Nelson Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 352 pages Available: 3 April 2018 The relationship between sister is a complicated one. For many siblings, their sister is their exact opposite: literal night and day differences. At least this is true for me and my sister: she’s fair [...]

Fun and intrigue in K.C. Archer’s ‘School for Psychics’

Fun and intrigue in K.C. Archer’s ‘School for Psychics’

Title: School for Psychics Author: K.C. Archer Genre: Paranormal Thriller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 368 pages Available: 3 April 2018 Psychological thrillers and literary fiction are usually the corners of the bookstores I live in. So when I saw the cover of School for Psychics by K.C. Archer, I assumed it fell into the same category. [...]

Lars Kepler creates the perfect serial killer in ‘The Sandman’

Lars Kepler creates the perfect serial killer in ‘The Sandman’

Title: The Sandman Author: Lars Kepler Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Knopf Length: 464 pages Available: 6 March 2018 "His name is Mikael Kohler-Frost. He went missing thirteen years ago and was officially declared dead six years later." Detective Joona Linna is back in Lars Kepler's The Sandman, the fourth installment of the series. He never thought that, despite serial killer Jurek [...]

Lisa Halliday explores privilage and art in ‘Asymmetry’

Lisa Halliday explores privilage and art in  ‘Asymmetry’

Title: Asymmetry Author: Lisa Halliday Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 288 pages Available: 6 February 2018 "It perhaps might be said--if anyone dared--that the most worthless literature of the world has been that which has been written by the men of one nation concerning the men of another." Alice is an editor for a [...]

Shobha Rao shows the strength and importance of female friendships in ‘Girls Burn Brighter’

Shobha Rao shows the strength and importance of female friendships in ‘Girls Burn Brighter’

Title: Girls Burn Brighter  Author: Shobha Rao Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Flatiron Books Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 304 pages Available: 6 March 2018 "Understand this, Poornima: that it's better to be swallowed whole than in pieces. Only then can you win. No elephant can be too big. Only then no elephant can do you harm." -- loc. 608 [...]

Dark family secrets are unearthed in Mary-Jane Riley’s ‘Dark Waters’

Dark family secrets are unearthed in Mary-Jane Riley’s ‘Dark Waters’

Title: Dark Waters Author: Mary-Jane Riley Genre: Mystery Publisher: Harper Collins/Killer Reads Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 332 pages Available: 16 March 2018 "Afterwards, Alex Devil would associate the music of Wagner with the time her relatively settled life began to slip from her control." -- loc. 113 Two seemingly unconnected men are found dead on a boat in a [...]

Laura Elliot demonstrates the power of media in ‘Guilty’

Laura Elliot demonstrates the power of media in ‘Guilty’

Title: Guilty Author: Laura Elliot Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Bookouture Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 392 pages Available: 20 June 2017 "Karl was conscious of this dulling as he began to speak, a thumbprint smudging his future, but he was unaware that the familiar whorls and lines of his life would never be the same again." -- loc. 239 When [...]