Category Archives: Book Review

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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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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Obsession by Elspeth Sandys – 2017

Why do people become obsessed with places, things or other people?  What has evolved in us that enables us to continue to desire unrequited relationships, when to do so brings great suffering to ourselves?  And what hyperactive flourish of male … Continue reading

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The Only Secret Left to Keep by Katherine Hayton – 2017

This is the third – and hopefully not last – in the fabulous Detective Ngaire Blakes series.  And, as with The three deaths of Magdalene Lynton, Blakes is on a cold case.  A skeleton is discovered by an idiot looting houses … Continue reading

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