Celerity

Scott Falcon ★★★ Celerity /sɪˈlɛrɪti/ noun [mass noun] archaic or literarySwiftness of movement.ORIGIN late 15th cent. : from Old French celerite, from Latin celeritas, from celer ‘swift’[Oxford English Dictionary] Celerity is in her first year at UCLA, hoping to earn a track scholarship for her second. She ran track for her school, and now she…… Continue reading Celerity

The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman ★★★★★ The Thursday Murder Club is the debut novel from Richard Osman, he of Pointless and House of Games fame. He’s always come across as an intelligent guy with a way with words, so giving it a go was a no-brainer. I’m so glad that I did – I absolutely adored it. Set…… Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club

The Silent Wife

Karin Slaughter ★★★★★ A worthy follow-up to The Last Widow, The Silent Wife is the tenth book in Slaughter’s Atlanta GBI series, featuring Will Trent, Faith Mitchell, Sara Linton. The story switches back and forth between two alternate times and places – modern day Atlanta, where we find Sara, Will and Faith investigating a murder…… Continue reading The Silent Wife

The Last Widow

Karin Slaughter ★★★★★ For reasons that I can no longer remember, I originally gave up on Karin Slaughter after her 2004 Grant County series novel, Indelible – this is a mistake which will be quickly remedied. The Last Widow is the ninth book in her Atlanta GBI series, which seems to follow on from Grant…… Continue reading The Last Widow

The Ninth Session

Deborah Serani ★★★★ When psychologist Alicia Reese first meets her new patient, he is suffering a crippling panic attack in the bathroom of her office. Something about Lucas Ferro troubles her, but she takes him on regardless, sensing that assisting this man will in turn help her manage her own anxieties over the death of…… Continue reading The Ninth Session

Golden State

Ben H. Winters ★★★★ Set in a future dystopia where lies, no matter how small or well-intentioned they may be, are criminal acts, Golden State is a murder mystery with a twist.  Laszlo Ratesic is a citizen of the Golden State, and a detective of the Speculative Service; a man with a psychic gift (or…… Continue reading Golden State

Elevator Pitch

Linwood Barclay ★★★★ Elevator Pitch is a fast-paced thriller with a credible and somewhat disturbing premise.  Every single day, millions of people in New York City use elevators in order to go about their lives.  In a city of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, what would happen if terrorists could take control of the elevators and…… Continue reading Elevator Pitch

The Last

Hanna Jameson ★★★★ The Last is a curious genre-spanning novel which works surprisingly well. Guests and staff at a remote Swiss hotel are blindsided by the news of nuclear strikes on Washington and London, and those who don’t immediately flee decide that they’re safer staying where they are, away from population centres that may also…… Continue reading The Last