Review: Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

Review: Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

“…eventually the rain must come and we will all know the truth.”   Exciting, unsettling and drenched in barbarity the reader becomes the hardened ground the summer of ‘76 endured. In this fascinating debut novel, McKnight Hardy provides us with...
Review: Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari

Review: Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari

“Put simply, this book is beautiful.”   Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari Brahmachari invites you into a fictional futuristic world that resonates with elements of our real life present. Shifa and brother Themba are just eleven years old...
Review: The House Party by Mary Grand

Review: The House Party by Mary Grand

“…the police deem it an accident but Beth is not so sure.”   On the secluded Isle of Wight Patrick and wife Kathleen have just finished building their dream home and have invited their closest friends to celebrate with them. It should be a...
Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Review: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

“The simplest thing would be to tear it down,” the man said. “The house is a shambles.”   The Knox-Tavoularis family has recently arrived in Vineland, New Jersey and matriarch, Willa, has just received the news that their house is a shambles, and...
Review: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

Review: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

  I picked up Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdown when the world was facing the biggest crisis of this generation, and the timing could not have been more perfect. For years we have been conditioned to believe...
Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

“Sometimes our deepest fears are the ones we keep closest to our hearts.”   At nearly 600 pages, one might be tempted to assume that Dracul is an effort to read, no matter how rewarding. Far from it, the pages fly by, each one packed with adventure, intrigue and...