Killing Kindness by Lisa Sell

Lisa asked for a little help spreading the word by sharing the first chapter of her new novel, and I’m happy to oblige. Please find below, along with a link to purchase the book if it tickles your crime tastebuds! Summer 1992: The Six, a group of teenagers, met in a disused mill every night.Continue reading “Killing Kindness by Lisa Sell”

Blog Tour stop: Review of London In Black by Jack Lutz

(I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. And boy am I glad I did, I loved it.) FROM THE COVER: THE ATTACKS WON’T STOP. NEITHER WILL SHE. LONDON 2027. Terrorists deploy London Black, a highly sophisticated nerve gas, at Waterloo Station. For ten percent of the population – theContinue reading “Blog Tour stop: Review of London In Black by Jack Lutz”

Review of The End Of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird

(This review does contain spoilers) This feels very much a book of these strange and troubled times, but amazingly it was begun in September 2018 and finished in June 2019. The author professes her amazement and horror in the preface. Imagine how she must have felt, seeing a version of the depths of her darkestContinue reading “Review of The End Of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird”

Review of From The Grave Of The Gods: The Augment Saga Book 1, by Alan K. Dell

(I received a copy of this novel in return for a fair and honest review.) I do love a good near-future sci fi tale, and FTGOTG, the first book of the author’s Augment Saga, definitely fits the bill. Anything that opens with a quote from Nikola Tesla gets my vote. The plot is pacey andContinue reading “Review of From The Grave Of The Gods: The Augment Saga Book 1, by Alan K. Dell”

Throwback Thursday – The Kraken Wakes, John Wyndham

I love John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos, The Chrysalids, Trouble With Lichen, Chocky. He doesn’t write cosy, cheerful stuff. I’m old enough to remember the (far superior, despite the model-plant-on-a-skateboard effects) 1981 TV version of DoTT – still genuinely menacing. The Kraken Wakes, a marine ecologyContinue reading “Throwback Thursday – The Kraken Wakes, John Wyndham”

Review of The Warden by Jon Richter

Having read Rabbit Hole by the same author a few weeks ago, The Warden popped up on Kindle Unlimited so it seemed rude not to read this one too! Written at the start of the 2020 lockdown, and completed a year later, the Covid virus timeline of the real world is woven through the tale.Continue reading “Review of The Warden by Jon Richter”

Review of The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Whew, this would make a great Netflix miniseries. Set in a bleached, dusty Nowhere we find a settlement of people with varying degrees of deliberate memory loss, scratching a life out in a Texan desert. Living with a constant background hum like cosmic radiation, of hope and dread. Of who they were, Before. What theyContinue reading “Review of The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh”

Review of EXIT by Belinda Bauer

How can you not be intrigued by that name and premise? This is in a similar vein to The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, and for that matter The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood. An older character or two take the lead, and it’s both heart-breaking and so, so funny. Felix makes aContinue reading “Review of EXIT by Belinda Bauer”