Romy Hausmann ★★★ Thirteen years ago, 23-year-old Lena Beck went missing on the way home from a party. Her father, Matthias, spent the next decade hounding the police and the press, trying to get somebody, anybody, to find her – even if it means that all they find is remains. Two weeks ago, a woman…… Continue reading Dear Child
Lucy Foley ★★★★ The event? The ‘wedding of the year’ The location? A remote island off the western Irish coast The result? Murder When the blurb on a book claims that the novel in question is “in the style of”, it can often be translated as meaning that the author has taken somebody else’s story…… Continue reading The Guest List
April A Taylor ★ When choosing from a list of books to read for review, the information provided is often scant. It can be a brief synopsis of the story, or a copy of the blurb that will go on the back of the published book, or a couple of quotes from existing reviews –…… Continue reading Sinkhole
Torstein Beck ★★★ In 2061, scientific improvements lead to the reclassification of a planet in the Tau Ceti system. New data reveals that not only is Orsus potentially habitable, it is one of the most Earth-like planets ever discovered, so much so that life may already exist on its surface. With cryogenics still unable to…… Continue reading The Veil
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”— Neil Gaiman For the past twenty years or so, I have had two people who bear the main load of talking books with me. The first is my sister, who still shoulders…… Continue reading Why Blog Now?