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: 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 … Continue reading Review: Thin Air by Michelle Paver @MichellePaver @OrionBooks

Review: LoveMurder by Saul Black @orionbooks

⭐⭐⭐⭐✨ Synopsis: Troubled San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to Valerie. The victim is unknown to her, but as Valerie analyses the … Continue reading Review: LoveMurder by Saul Black @orionbooks

Review: Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

Synopsis: Everyone has a secret in Tall Oaks . . . When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town. Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect. Desperate mother Jess, whose grief is driving her to extreme measures. Newcomer Jared, with an easy charm and a … Continue reading Review: Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

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

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