Reviews Published

Friday, June 30, 2017

Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

I can't resist a book with playing cards on the cover. And so, having decided not to read any more James Patterson thrillers because of their graphically brutal nature, I found myself reaching out for Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.

It's a page-turner. Loved the dialogues and the characters. And the violence level was tolerable.

Really enjoyed this one.

Oh, and was James Patterson inspired by my cover of "Murder @ Play" by any chance? Compare the two:


Monday, June 19, 2017

No Middle Name

Lee Child's latest book, "No Middle Name", is a collection of short stories about Jack None Reacher. Fans will have accumulated most of them electronically over the years, but it's still neat to have them grouped together in one bundle.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Lie with me

"Lie with me" by Sabine Durrant is a fine example of British crime fiction. Set in part on a Greek island Pythos, it weaves the web in which to catch past actions. A clever book.

A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?
Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he's going to make it happen.
If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done.
But when he charms his way on to a family holiday...
And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn't understand...
By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it's the lies that cause the real damage...
Well, by then, it might just be too late.

Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects (2006) is a debut novel by American author Gillian Flynn - yes, Gone Girl. It's a page-turner, masterfully written. It's also an uncomfortable read, particularly if you're a parent. It's a must-read of fans of suburban thrillers.

The novel is also being made into an 8-episode TV drama