Review: A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured … Continue reading Review: A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa

Review: Heaven’s Crooked Finger by Hank Early @hankjearly @crookedlanebks

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Earl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the painful memories of a childhood spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father RJ’s church—a church built on fear, penance, and the twisting, writhing mass of snakes. But then an ominous photo of RJ is delivered to … Continue reading Review: Heaven’s Crooked Finger by Hank Early @hankjearly @crookedlanebks

Review: This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result … Continue reading Review: This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, … Continue reading Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

Review: In Bloom by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories

Pssst! The below review has spoilers for Sweetpea! Even the In Bloom synopsis spoils Sweetpea, so continue with care! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Rhiannon Lewis has successfully fooled the world and framed her cheating fiancé Craig for the depraved and bloody killing spree she committed. She should be ecstatic that she’s free. Except for one small problem. … Continue reading Review: In Bloom by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories

Review: Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she … Continue reading Review: Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories

Review: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

Synopsis: Ann Burden has been living alone in a valley for over a year - until Loomis, a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under … Continue reading Review: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien