Review: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

Synopsis: Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: her 13-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished in the woods of a local park. Riddled with worry, pain, and guilt, Elizabeth is wholly unprepared for the strange series of events that follow. As the search grows more desperate, and the implications …

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 …

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. …

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 …