Erik Larson is a distinctive voice in the nonfiction genre, seamlessly weaving narrative with history and creating a factual recounting of events that reads with the grip and flow of a novel. Larson’s impeccable, in-depth research not only draws the lines for history, but it fills the lines in with brilliant colour. Thunderstruck is no… Continue reading Thunderstruck
E.V. Seymour’s second installment in the Joshua Thane Thriller series finds Hex at a crossroads. With a high octane plot, a lone wolf former assassin as a protagonist, and an undercurrent of vengeance, Final Target is a thrill ride. Hex is struggling to put his past behind him and lead a normal life when McCallen,… Continue reading Final Target by Seymour
A wild race of a book. Global intrigue, high octane pace, endless action, and a compelling cast of characters. On top of that, the writing is strong and there are literary nods throughout. As always, Bell is compulsively readable.
Thirteen, Steve Canavagh’s fourth installment in the Eddie Flynn series, is an edge of your seat legal thriller. The tale is in the same vein as the classic Grisham courtroom dramas but with a darker, grittier edge and the tense, high octane pace of a thriller. Tautly plotted and filled with clever twists, Thirteen starts… Continue reading Thirteen by Cavanagh
B.F. Späth’s The Sun Temple follows one vulnerable and unstable man’s quest for antiquarian visions in this elegant, lyrical, obsessive, and hallucinogenic story. The tale is “a short story, but with gland trouble” filled with metafictional ploys à la Thomas Pynchon, and it serves as a “Travelogue of a Non-Existent City…[, a] Poem of a… Continue reading The Sun Temple by Späth
Rose and her human, Charles Stone, are back in Jo Perry’s newest release, Dead Is Beautiful. Both Rose, a sweetly soulful and silently wise dog, and Charles, a large man who never amounted to much more than a disappointment, are dead and stuck in the empty space between realms. When Rose is threatened by a… Continue reading Dead Is Beautiful by Perry
Liz Nugent’s Lying in Wait is a twisted read that pits a son’s determination to unravel a family secret against his mother’s dangerous possessiveness and psychopathic machinations. Nugent’s latest is a character drama, a coming of age story, a domestic suspense, and a psychological thriller all wrapped up in an engaging and disquieting read. Nugent's… Continue reading Lying in Wait by Nugent