When did authors become so verbose?In the last few months, I have read four very good novels, three of them by authors I eagerly look forward to reading, the fourth set in Ireland, my homeland and with a plot I knew would pique my interest.I was disappointed in all four and for the same reason.Continue reading “WHERE’S THE STORY, MORNING GLORY?”

She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be

She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should BeJ D Barker After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child—this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the briefContinue reading “She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be”

Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My HomeAttica LockeSerpent’s Tail I approached this book with enthusiasm, having read and enjoyed Black Water Rising and Bluebird, Bluebird. I didn’t get off to a very good start as there were constant references to Bluebird, Bluebird which I just couldn’t remember. When one reads upwards of 100 books a year, it’s hard toContinue reading “Heaven, My Home”

Rapid Eye Movement

Rapid Eye Movement (debut novel)Amanda SheridanAmazon KDP 2020 Jennifer and her husband, Ilan, are fleeing for their lives through the night in Cyprus. A high speed car crash leaves her critically injured with a head wound.Lucy steps in a rabbit hole on a hillside in Yorkshire, whilst out photographing landscapes and acquires a head injuryContinue reading “Rapid Eye Movement”

A Place of Execution

A Place of ExecutionVal McDermidHarper Collins 2009 I’m a long time fan of Val McDermid and was pretty sure I’d read all her books, so I was surprised (and delighted) to come across A Place of Execution from 2009. Published by Harper Collins, it’s an impressive size at 486 pages.The story begins when a thirteenContinue reading “A Place of Execution”