When my reviews outstanding hit four I have decided I just have to stop procrastinating on the perfect way to describe my feelings about the books and post my thoughts quickly otherwise I will never keep up with my reading pile! So here goes my first ‘Four Fast Reviews’ post: CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK by Elizabeth Peters […]
BOOK RATING: The Story 4.5 / 5 ; The Writing 4.5 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Amazon | Book Depository | Booktopia(Aus) BOOK REVIEW: A sassy, sexy thriller. Tara Moss’s much anticipated fifth novel in her Vanderwall thriller series, Siren lives up to expectations and as always leaves her fans gasping for more. Although I do not […]
Gripping. The second instalment of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire, is not just a worthy successor to the first, it is even better!
Why is it better? This novel is where the reader is properly introduced to the feisty heroine Lisbeth Salander.
Chilling. This novel is fast paced and a true thriller. Tess Gerritsen’s female protagonist, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, is a very real character. She is strong and opinionated, but she has baggage that influences her – from a previous murder case and from being one of the few females to have succeeded in a male dominated profession.
BOOK RATING: Story 4 / 5 ; Writing/Narration 4 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Action-packed. Although I am a huge fan of Reilly’s work, I wasn’t expecting that much from this little novella – I honestly didn’t think the Scarecrow story (normally chunky, around 500 pages) would translate well into novella format — I was wrong. […]
Seven Ancient Wonders Synopsis: Also published as Seven Deadly Wonders Two thousand years ago, it was hidden within the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now, in the present day, it must be found again… Captain Jack West Jr – part soldier, part scholar, all hero. The odds are stacked against him and his loyal […]
BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 3 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Intricate and compelling. This is the first Mary Higgins Clark that I’ve read and I’ve found her to be a skilled story crafter. The subjects of kidnapping and the special bond between twins are covered in a very thoughtful, human […]
Extraordinary. Stieg Larsson’s thrilling novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo really does deserve the praise it has been given and its place atop the bestseller lists. It is different to any other crime novel I have read. Larsson tells the story of his main characters Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, along with a great […]
BOOK REVIEW : Another amazing book by Joanna Hines (see my review on ‘Surface Tension’ also) – she really deserves to be much more well known. This story is deep, complex and gripping. Hines has an uncanny ability to achieve two things with her writing – craft and tell an intriguing, mesmerizing story, but also […]
This is the first book I’ve read from Joanna Hines and now I’m hooked on this author. She has a beautiful writing style, just enough descriptive detail to paint the scene but not so much that it gets in the way of the story. Hines’ characters are well developed and grow with us as the […]