Reviews Published

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Three Hours

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton is a breathless, beautifully written page-turner with a strong theme of human decency, love, courage and heroism. The characters are both extremely realistic and also larger than life. 

Yes, it's about a school shooting. Don't let it prevent you from reading one of the best books I've had the pleasure of reading in the recent months.

Three hours to save people you love. And... go!

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Playing Nice

What if the two-year old boy you were raising as your son turned out to have been swapped shortly after his birth? Would you want to swap him back? What if the other family were richer than yours? What if they were not as nice as you?

This was an intelligent domestic suspense thriller with very believable characters and a story so scary, you just had to keep reading till the end.

Not as creepy as The Girl Before, but just as readable, Playing Nice is a book I want everyone to read.

Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell is a psychological thriller, a page-turner, with a clever plot and on-point pacing. Most importantly, the book has a lot of heart. Difficult topics such as sexual assault and self-harming are handled with sensitivity and skill. There are enough uplifting relationships to remind the reader that people are, essentially, good. 

All the story people felt super-real to me. I enjoyed the female protagonists, Cate and Saffyre. I felt genuinely sorry for the male protagonist, Owen, and the set of circumstances that led to his situation. A minor spoiler: a semi-tamed fox is a very peripheral yet a very lovable character.