Review: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

⭐⭐ Synopsis: Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job, and her best friend Marilyn, but when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it's time to let her terrifying secret past go. Then … Continue reading Review: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection … Continue reading Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

DNF Review: I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers

Synopsis: The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door. After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and quickly develops a close friendship with the Nelson … Continue reading DNF Review: I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers

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

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 … Continue reading Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!

Are you ever in a reading slump, or not particularly enjoying the book you're currently reading? Whenever I'm in either situation I find the best remedy is to pick up a short story! This gives me a quick burst of entertainment and usually encourages me to pick up my current read or a new book. … Continue reading Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!

Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It's a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy … Continue reading Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey