Book Reviews

Tropical jungle

Crisis by Frank Gardner

“A spectacular thriller where the stakes couldn’t be higher and one that will leave you breathless” Genre: Thriller Plot In the Colombian jungle, a body is found. A man in his forties has been stabbed and his right ear removed. In his pockets are a blood-stained notebook and a British passport. That much the local […]

Continue Reading
War graves

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

“An astounding piece of literature that delves into the depths of so many topics that are important to our society” Genre: Autobiographical / Non-Fiction Plot In 1914, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford when war was declared. Four years later, her life – and the lives of her whole generation – […]

Continue Reading
Prison

The Sinner by Martyn Waites

“A chilling and gripping thriller with characters that make you reflect deeply on humanity” Genre: Crime thriller Plot Ex-undercover police officer and now in witness protection, Tom Killgannon is recalled to active service by a local police task force, headed by DS Sheridan. His mission: befriend notorious child killer, Noel Cunningham, and find out where […]

Continue Reading
Moors

Darkside by Belinda Bauer

“Bauer excels at developing her characters and keeping you engaged from start to finish” Genre: crime thriller Plot In a small village in Exmoor, a local woman has been murdered in her bed. This is PC Jonas Holly’s first murder investigation. But while he tries to solve the murder in his hometown, he is distracted […]

Continue Reading
London

A Killing Sin by K. H. Irvine

“Irvine’s novel encapsulates terrorism and draws you into a situation that could become reality“ Genre: thriller / political thriller Plot London. 2023. It could be the future. Lapsed Muslim tech entrepreneur and controversial comedian, Amala Hackeem, dons a burqa and travels to the women’s group at the Education Centre in Tower Hamlets’ sharia community. What […]

Continue Reading
Glass ball reflection

From the Outside by Clare Johnston

“Johnston takes you beyond life into death and explores the importance of self-reflection” Genre: fiction / relationships Plot When millionaire and philanthropist Harry Melville dies in a car crash at the age of 44, the lives of his wife, Sarah, and his twin brother, Ben, are thrown into turmoil. Harry seemed to have everything: a […]

Continue Reading