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 …

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 …

Review: The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey @canongatebooks

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: A powerful tale of a family reeling from the tragic loss of a son, while facing a mysterious murder on their doorstep--told by one of Canada's most beloved voices. After being uprooted from their fishing outport, the Now family is further devastated by the tragic loss of their eldest son, Chris, who died …