My Five Favourite Five Star Reads of 2020

I’m not one for giving away a five star rating lightly, so making it onto this list is high praise indeed. These are my favourites novels which I’ve read this year; they’ve not necessarily been published in 2020, nor have I necessarily reviewed them. So, in no particular order, we have… The Thursday Murder Club…… Continue reading My Five Favourite Five Star Reads of 2020

The Stranger Times

C.K. McDonnell ★★★★★   ‘Publication seeks desperate human being with capability to form sentences using the English language. No imbeciles, optimists or Simons need apply.’ Hannah Willis is struggling. It turns out that throwing parties for her wealthy businessman husband doesn’t count as work experience. When she discovers that he’s been sleeping with basically every…… Continue reading The Stranger Times

A Cosmology of Monsters

Sean Hamill ★★★★★ I thought this was going to be an easy review to write, but so much of the story relies on the reader not knowing what’s coming. I’ve got a whole list of symbolism and elements [flashback to A-Level English Lit], and I can’t mention 99% of it because it would spoil the…… Continue reading A Cosmology of Monsters

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

H.G. Parry ★★★★★ When Robert gets a middle-of-the-night call from his little brother Charley, he feels justifiably aggrieved: he’d been promised that it wouldn’t happen again. He had a case to take to trial in just a few hours, and instead of getting a decent night’s sleep he was dragging himself out of bed and…… Continue reading The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep