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Book Review – The Secrets She Keeps

by Michael Robotham (Sphere) ISBN: 978-0-7515-6277-4 By all accounts Meghan Shaughnessy lives the domestic dream. She is beautiful, popular with the other moms, a mother of two children, and married to a sports celebrity. She so shines in her domestic role that she evens posts…

Book Review – Bad Seeds

by Jassy Mackenzie (Umuzi) ISBN 9781415209509 I haven’t read any of the previous four Jade de Jong novels, and now I’m asking myself why the hell not? (Not that I needed any of the history to make sense of the story - the author has woven…

Book Review – The Music Shop

by Rachel Joyce (Transworld Publishers) ISBN: 9780857521934 We stumble into The Music Shop in the 1980s - it’s a bit like the wardrobe in Narnia, or the ring in Lord of the Rings. By the worn carpet, the crackle of the needle on the LP,…

Book Review – I Know A Secret

by Tess Gerritsen (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593072462 Medical Examiner Maura Isles’ scary and somewhat deranged biological mother makes an early appearance from prison in Rizzoli and Isles’ 12th adventure. You know - a “she knows what’s going to happen, because maybe she did it” kind…

Book Review – No Longer Whispering To Power

The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule (Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN 9781868427314 No Longer Whispering to Power details Thuli Madonsela's seven year tenure as South Africa's public protector where she made an invaluable, admirable contribution. She was praised, vilified, and threatened during her term,…

Book Review – Chizi’s Tale

by Jack Jones (Penguin Random House) ISBN: 9781432307394 Based on a true story, Chizi’s Tale, is a book written by Jack Jones with matching illustrations by Jacqui Taylor. This is a story that engages both the young and the old mind. In Chizi’s Tale, a…

Book Review – House of Names

by Colm Toibin (Viking) ISBN: 9780241264935 On her beloved daughter Iphigenia’s wedding day, Clytemnestra discovers that her husband, Agamemnon has made a deal with the gods. Their beautiful daughter is not to be married to Achilles. Instead Iphigenia is to be sacrificed to appease the…

Book Review – The Energy Code

by Dr Ela Manga (MF Books Joburg) ISBN: 9781920601836 Modern stresses and career demands mean that more and more people are burning out or suffering from adrenal fatigue. How many times have you simply felt tired of being tired? The Energy Code addresses our constant…
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