What if your whole life was based on lies?
Joe Lynch has it all. Or so he thinks. He has been happily married to Mel for nearly ten years and has a four-year-old son William. TM Logan’s intriguing debut novel begins with Joe spotting his wife entering the car park of a hotel when she should be at work. He decides to follow her and finds her engaged in an animated conversation with Ben, the husband of a friend. The encounter that follows, and its aftermath, change his life forever. Continue reading
Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.
For me, the word ‘Roanoke’ immediately conjured up images from the last series of American Horror Story and I expected the book to be a horror. Although it isn’t a work in the horror genre, it’s one of the most disturbing books I’ve read in a very long time as it tackles one of society’s ultimate taboos. Continue reading
Sometimes staying silent is the only way to stay alive.
Sarah Hilary returns with the fourth book in her DI Marnie Rome series and I must start this review by admitting I haven’t read the first three books. Yet, my enjoyment of the book as a stand alone narrative shows its strength and the strength of its author. The characters are so engaging and the writing is so well-crafted that I want to read the first three books to learn more about the characters and the common story weaving throughout the series involving Marnie’s foster brother Stephen Keele. Continue reading
Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy.
When she risks everything she holds dear on a whim, there’s only person she trusts enough to turn to.
But Vicky is about to learn that one mistake is all it takes; that if you’re careless with those you love, you don’t deserve to keep them . . . Continue reading
Harper’s book begins with the archetypical setting of blowflies in the dry heat of the Australian outback. However, here, they buzz around three dead bodies at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in the small rural town of Kiewarra. Continue reading
November is quickly approaching and writers around the world are outlining their novels in preparation to reach the 50,000 word goal for the month. But what if you can’t dedicate as much time as you would like to write due to jobs, college, kids, other other committments? Continue reading
As a fan of Gone Girl, I was looking forward to reading Gillian Flynn’s short story The Grownup (published in October 2015). As a short story writer myself, I want to read more short stories to really understand how they are developed, crafted, and presented. And, as an Edgar-winning short story, I suspected this would be a specifically strong example of a modern horror short story. Continue reading