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Book Review – The Genius Within

The Genius Within by David Adam (Picador) ISBN: 9781509805006 David Adam explores the frontier of cognitive enhancement and poses some difficult if not controversial questions about intelligence. What is intelligence and where is it found in the brain? What if we could increase our intelligence…

Book Review – House Of Spies

House Of Spies by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins) ISBN 9780008104740 The recent Islamic terror attack in Washington DC is the worst since 9/11. Gabriel Allon, a spy master, had seen the terrorist Saladin in a Washington hotel two days before. Four months later, the West End…

Book Review – Sunday Morning Coming Down

Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718179670 The writing team of Sean French and Nicci Gerrard showcase psychotherapist Frieda Klein in her seventh book. I've read one or two of the earlier ones, but it doesn't really matter if you haven't,…

Book Review – The Romanov Ransom

The Romanov Ransom - A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718184698 Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna has lost her precious jewels to the Russian revolution. Many years later during the Second World War this fortune is stolen by the Nazis,…

Book Review – The Child

The Child by Fiona Barton (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593077726 A small article in an evening newspaper has startling repercussions for three strangers. When a baby’s skeleton is uncovered at a building site after twenty years, it sets the town on edge. While many speculate about…

Book Review – Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast (the book of the film) adapted by Elizabeth Rudnick (Paragon Books Ltd) ISBN: 978-1-4748-5247-0 Elizabeth Rudnick has gracefully adapted the tale as old as time. The book has so much detail that it felt as if I experienced the joy, heartbreak,…

Book Review – The Assassination Of King Shaka

The Assassination Of King Shaka: Zulu History’s Dramatic Moment by John Laband (Jonathan Ball) ISBN: 9781868428076 There are few more qualified writers than John Laband to write an academic but engaging book about the revered and remembered almighty maker of the Zulu kingdom. Many South…

Book Review – The Betrayals

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill (Penguin) ISBN 978-1-405-92345-3 The Betrayals is a twisted and obsessive story about the Rankin family. It’s the sordid tale of a man’s decision and how it affects the people around him. Rosie and Lisa were the best of friends, both…

Book Review – The Choice

The Choice by Edith Eger (Rider Books) ISBN: 978-1846045110 Dr Edith Eger is a clinical psychologist of Jewish Hungarian descent who survived Auschwitz during World War II. In 2017 she is a woman well into her nineties with grandchildren and great grandchildren and is internationally…

Book Review – Hiding In Plain Sight

Hiding In Plain Sight by Susan Lewis (Century) ISBN 978-1-780-89607-6 When 14-year-old Penny Lawrence disappeared, her family would have given anything to have her back. 27 years later, after a fruitless search by countless detectives, including her late father, Penny’s older sister Andee has accepted…
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