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Book Review – Bitter Fruit

Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor (Picador Africa) ISBN: 978-1-77010-527-0 Silas Ali must revisit cruel pre-Apartheid memories of actions inflicted on his nearest when he chances upon Lieutenant Du Boise, his wife’s rapist, two decades after the incident. Despite the power shift from humiliated victim to…

Book Review – The Late Show

The Late Show by Michael Connelly (Orion) ISBN: 9781409145547 Bestselling author, Michael Connelly is famous for his series of novels featuring Harry Bosch. He introduces an exciting new protagonist, Detective Renée Ballard, in The Late Show. Once upon a time, Renée was a detective with a…

Book Review – A Legacy of Spies

A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré (Penguin) ISBN: 978-0-241-30855-4 Pierre (or Peter to his former colleagues) is retired from a long forgotten life of espionage and enjoying the tranquillity of his country farm in Brittany. After an intimidating summons back to London he…

Book Review – Dunstan

Dunstan by Conn Iggulden (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 978-0-718-18145-1 Three brothers, two sons, two grandsons – all kings in the line of ‘Alfred the Great’ and Dunstan has known and served each one. At a young age Dustan is thrust into the order of Benedictine monks.…

Book Review – The People We Hate At The Wedding

The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder (Flatiron Books) ISBN: 9781250095213 This is Ginder’s third novel, written from his home in artistically enriched Brooklyn, New York. Alice and Paul abandon their personal problems in Los Angeles and Philadelphia respectively to attend their…

Book Review – The Last Son’s Secret

The Last Son’s Secret by Rafel Nadal Farreras (Penguin) ISBN 978-0-85752-447-8 How far would a mother go to protect her only son from the curse of the Palmisanos? All twenty one Palmisano men have been killed. It’s 1918 in Puglia, Italy, right in the middle of…

Book Review – The Whole Thing Together

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares (Penguin) ISBN: 9780141386300 Teenagers Ray and Sasha come from one big, broken family. They share a bedroom, they have overlapping circles of friend and the same sisters – but they’ve never met. Once, Sasha’s dad and Ray’s mother…

Book Review – Minecraft: The Island

Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks (Century) ISBN: 978-1-780-89774-5 When a lone castaway washes up on a beach and finds himself on an island that is strangely made out of blocks, he needs to find safety in a world full of exploding creepers, skeletons, and…

Book Review – The Medical Examiner

The Medical Examiner by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Bookshots) ISBN: 9781786531025 Two bodies arrive at a mortuary in San Francisco – but, one is still breathing. The victim, back from the dead, is a rich socialite with no memory of how she ended up…

Book Review – The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt (Avon) ISBN: 978-0-00-822085-3 A young jogger stumbles across a gruesome find in the woods. In tandem with the complexity of her tumultuous childhood memories and her desire to decipher those, she suffers seizure-inducing concussion. This woodland horror whispers of…
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