Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: They are an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark of face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a “family,” clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California’s dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they …

Review: Thin Air by Michelle Paver @MichellePaver @OrionBooks

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set out to conquer it. But courage can only take them so far. And the higher they climb, the darker it gets. Review: First line: "Ah there you are, Dr Pearce!" Charles Tennant's daughter come striding across the lawn with …

Review: The Killing Lessons (Valerie Hart #1) by Saul Black @OrionBooks

Synopsis: When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, …

Blog Tour Review: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut @TitanBooks

Synopsis: Convicted of murder, destined for life in prison, Miranda is desperate for an escape. She signs up for sessions with the prison psychologist, Frank Lundquist, so that she can access the drugs to end it all. But unknown to her, Frank remembers her from high school, where, forgettable and unseen, he had a crush …