Author Archives: alysonebaker

Iceland by Dominic Hoey – 2017

This is an absolutely riveting debut novel.  Told from alternating points of view of two young artists, one a musician and the other a painter, whose gifts are thwarted by drugs, violence and a corrupted world view.  Zlata is a … Continue reading

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Hot Flush by Rosy Fenwicke – 2017

Euphemia Sage has been receiving strange letters over the years – from her deceased aunt, the woman who raised her when her mother ran off.  The letters have been spookily aware of Euphemia’s circumstances at the time she reads them, … Continue reading

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Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley – 2017

Miller Hatcher is getting over a relationship and the recent death of her mother, with the help of alcohol, when she gets the opportunity to write a feature story that might land her the job of head reporter for the … Continue reading

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Know Me Now by C.J. Carver – 2017

I have enjoyed the C.J. Carver Forrester and Davies series from the first installment, and I am thrilled to be part of this Know me now blog tour.  The date list for the tour is at the end of my … Continue reading

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Treachery Road by John Rosanowski – 2017

A gentleman with an alcohol problem is in Sea View Lunatic Asylum on the hills above the Hokitika goldfields.  He has been making a nuisance of himself in Hokitika and other gold mining areas, trying to gather information about the … Continue reading

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The Easter Make Believers by Finn Bell – 2017

A hostage crisis in the small Otago town of Lawrence in the South Island goes horribly wrong.  A woman is shot, her children traumatised, four guys are fatally shot by police snipers, and another is killed by an explosion that … Continue reading

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The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey – 2017

Catherine Chidgey recorded and transcribed a year of her life, and using just those found words – from conversations, from the Internet, from TV and movies – wrote The beat of the pendulum.   The title comes from a Proust quote, … Continue reading

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