book review




Daughter Of The Reich Is An Impossible Love Story Set During Nazi Germany

Daughter of the Reich is author Louise Fein’s first novel, but if you hadn’t been told that beforehand you wouldn’t be able to tell. Her novel is like a beautifully painted masterpiece that explores how people blindly followed their leaders without asking questions, and how even during those tumultuous times love could still be found. 

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No Going Back Is Modern Noir Fiction At Its Finest

Award-winning novelist Sheena Kamal’s latest continues the story of her protagonist Nora Watts, and like her previous work it’s hard-hitting, action-packed and a genuine entry into the world of noir fiction.

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The Only Child Is A Creepy Psychological Suspense Novel

Thanks to Parasite making history this year at the Oscars, the spotlight on Korean films and other works of art is stronger than ever. The most recent of these is the new novel by best-selling Korean author and screenwriter Seo Mi-ae called The Only Child.

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Grace Is Gone Is A Thrilling Page-Turner

Imagine hopping next door one day to deliver a package of used clothing to your neighbours, only to find one of them brutally murdered and her teenage, disabled daughter missing. That’s the premise of the new novel by Emily Elgar, Grace Is Gone, and it’s a page-turner that will keep your imagination running from start to finish.

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Good Girls Lie By J.T. Ellison Is A Twisty Thriller Well Worth The Read

J.T. Ellison has taken us here before. The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author knows how to draw readers in, and hold them tight as she weaves her dark, psychological tale. Her latest thriller, Good Girls Lie is more of what you’d expect from one of her novels and yet different enough that you can’t see everything is coming.

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Tarryn Fisher’s The Wives Will Keep You Guessing

Just before the start of the New Year a new novel by best-selling author Tarryn Fisher hits the shelves, and it very well could be the most talked about novel of 2020. It’s called The Wives, and it’s the type of novel that you need to keep reading until you pass judgement on it.

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Joe Hill’s Full Throttle Is A Great Example Of Short Fiction

Joe Hill’s one of those authors that might have slipped past you without you noticing. Over the years he’s written some great speculative fiction though, such as Horns, NOS4A2 and Heart Shaped Box, as well as 20th Century Ghosts and Strange Weather. The latter two are collections of his shorter works, and are great examples why short fiction works. For his latest novel, he once again turns to short fiction, collecting stories he’s published elsewhere over the last 15 years or so.

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Rene Denfeld’s Latest, The Butterfly Girl, Is A Must Read This Fall

When you finished reading Rene Denfeld’s last novel, The Child Finder, you were left wanting more.  After all, the story’s lead character Naomi, the child finder herself, may have found the missing child she had been looking for, but she herself was far from complete. You wanted to know more about her story, and wanted her to find out not only who she was, but what had happened to her sister. Denfeld’s latest novel comes out two years after The Child Finder, and with it you get to delve deeper into Naomi’s story.

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After The Flood Is An Epic Adventure

Sometimes new authors come in like the tide, slow and steady and eventually overwhelming. In Kassandra Montag’s case however it might be appropriate to say she’s coming in like a flood. The author’s first novel is due out in September, and to say it’s a riveting page turner would be doing it far less justice than it deserves.

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How To Hack A Heartbreak Is A Romance Novel For The Digital Age

If you’ve tried dating in the last decade, odds are you’ve tried to find your partner online. From dating sites, to dating apps, there seems to be no end to new ways of meeting people. Kristin Rockaway’s new novel, How To Hack a Heartbreak, takes a look at the world of online dating, and the frustrations that come along with it. 

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Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under Is A Well-Written, Yet Confusing Novel

To say Daisy Johnson’s debut novel Everything Under (her first published work, Fen, was a collection of stories) is confusing at times would be an understatement. Yet, there is something compelling about it that makes you keep reading it, and wanting to find out what exactly is going on.

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Emma Healey’s Novel Whistle In The Dark Isn’t For Everyone

Every parent’s worst nightmare is for their child to go missing, and when it does happen their greatest hope is for their child to return to them unharmed. Emma Healey’s latest novel explores the story of one family whose fifteen year old daughter is found after having gone missing for four days, and the madness that ensues as they try to piece together what happened. 

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The Wander Society By Keri Smith Is A Fascinating Look At A Secretive Group

If you are looking for a respite from a hectic, busy life and wish you had more time to think and explore the world around you, The Wander Society might just be able to help. The only problem is you need to find them first. Thankfully author Keri Smith (who wrote the best selling book Wreck This Journal) has done all the leg work and gathered all of her research in one place. Her book The Wander Society will give you something to think about, and maybe even help you find the time to do it.

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