Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Continue reading
It’s 2050. The Order of World Society controls civilisation by chipping and tracking the privileged via a system called KATE (Kinetic Advanced Transitional Emissions). Those that are not chipped are mysteriously “disposed of”. The secretive Order oversees the movements and activities of society, predicting what people will buy, what they will want to watch, and where they will be at all times. They even control the weather. Nothing is left to chance. Continue reading
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