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Book Review – The President’s Keepers

The President’s Keepers: Those Keeping Zuma in Power and Out of Prison by Jacques Pauw (Tafelberg) ISBN 9780624083030 Never in my lifetime has the future of my life, and the future of my country, been so threatened. I didn’t live through the late Apartheid years…

Book Review – I Write What I Like

I Write What I Like: 40th Anniversary Edition by Steve Biko (Picador Africa) ISBN: 978-1770105102 Steve Biko is widely accepted as the father of the Black Consciousness movement. He was murdered during prison detention at the age of 30 by the Apartheid government of South Africa…

Book Review – The Silent Corner

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz (Harper Collins) ISBN: 9780007518074 Meet FBI Agent Jane Hawk, young and ambitious with supermodel good looks, a sharp mind and tenacious attitude. She was a woman who had it all going for her, until it was cruelly snatched away.…

Book Review – Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (Century) ISBN: 9781780896427 It’s been ten years since the beautiful 15-year-old, Ellie Mack disappeared, but Laurel never gave up hope of finding her daughter. Then She Was Gone is a heart-breaking story about a mother's worst nightmare, and how…

Book Review – Let the Dead Speak

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey (Harper Collins) ISBN 9780008148997 I'd nearly finished this book when I realised it was number seven in the Maeve Kerrigan series. That's great because a) clearly it didn't occur to me that it was a series, which means…

Book Review – The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Century) ISBN: 9781780896854 The Word Is Murder sees Detective Daniel Hawthorne return, having lost his job he really needs money. He decides to approach a well-known author to help him write a bestselling book. Anthony Horowitz is busy,…

Book Review – The Friend

The Friend by Dorothy Koomson (Penguin) ISBN 978-1-780-89599-4 I thoroughly enjoyed Dorothy Koomson's The Ice Cream Girls, so when I saw her novel, The Friend I knew it was a must-read. Cece Solarin makes the ultimate sacrifice, she gives up the life she has built for…

Book Review – Billy And The Minpins

Billy And The Minpins by Roald Dahl (Puffin) 9780141377506 Billy and the Minpins is one of Roald Dahl 's classic stories. Like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this is an enchanting read that will blow your children’s minds. Dahl’s stories have captured millions of children’s…

Book Review – A State Of Freedom

A State Of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee (Chatto and Windus) ISBN: 9781784740436 A State of Freedom intertwines five seemingly unrelated stories to deliver a scathing commentary on modern India. We meet various characters across five different stories. A father who returns as a tourist to…
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