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Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – February 2018

Welcome to our book reviews for February 2018. We hope you find one or two books that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained at the bottom of the page.…

Book Review – Knucklebone

Knucklebone by N.R. Brodie (Macmillan) ISBN 9781770105850 N.R. Brodie's Knucklebone was inspired by a song she was listening to while she was driving past Johannesburg Central Police Station. The song was "Chase the Devil". The story is a strange combination of police work and witchcraft.…

Book Review – The Last Hours

The Last Hours by Minette Walters (Allen & Unwin) ISBN: 9781760632151 It is 1348 and the plague is sweeping through England. People are dying in their thousands and nobody knows how the disease is spread. In Dorsetshire, Lady Anne decides to take control of her…

Book Review – Forest Dark

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (Bloomsbury) ISBN: 9781408871799 Seven years after her last novel, Great House, Krauss has written a complex and intellectual new book. Nicole Krauss is an admirer of Kafka and uses the same themes of metamorphosis and alienation. The title refers to Dante’s…

Book Review – A Rhino In My Garden

A Rhino In My Garden by Conita Walker with Sally Smith (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-4314-2595-2 This is a courageous, true story that took me on an amazing adventure. A Rhino In My Garden isn’t my usual choice of genre, but I was drawn to the beautifully illustrated…

Book Review – The Stolen Marriage

The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain (MacMillan) ISBN 978-1509808540 Tess De Mello marries a mysterious stranger, Henry Kraft and moves to his family home in Hickory, North Carolina. She feels completely alone and it doesn’t help that her new in-laws and the local community treat her…

Book Review – This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Penguin) ISBN 978-0-141-37927-2 This is a brilliant debut in the Young Adult Sci-Fi arena. While the premise is not unexpected for a dystopian future where the human world is divided into opposing groups, this Australian scientist-turned-author has created a fast…

Book Review – A Column Of Fire

A Column Of Fire by Ken Follett (Macmillan) ISBN: 978-1-5098-5715-9 The 16th Century is a period of turmoil for much of Europe. The Catholic church is in a bitter struggle with its new rival – Protestantism. But as is often the case in history the…

Book Review – The Ship Of The Dead

The Ship Of The Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordian (Puffin) ISBN: 978-0-14134259-7 Loki, the silver-tongued trickster god, is free from his chains and he has put together an army of zombies and giants. If he succeeds in sailing…

Book Review – Shadow Man

Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk (Orion Books) ISBN: 9781409165507 Popular daytime TV star. Morven Murray is murdered a few days before her high profile wedding. Her fiancé and her sister seem the most likely suspects. A few days later local mobster Kevin Ramsay is killed.…
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