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Book Review – Things I Thought I Knew

by Kathryn White (Umuzi) R180, 00 ISBN 978-0-4152-0122-0 Kathryn White lives in Johannesburg. She is the author of Emily Green and Me. Her second novel is the story of two sisters: Lily looks white; Jules looks black. The time frame: From Apartheid South Africa through…

Book Review – Wolfsbane

by Andrea Cremer (Atom) ISBN 1907410309 Wolfsbane is the much anticipated second book in the Nightshade series. Calla wakes up. She is in the searcher's stronghold, recovering from her ordeal and the wounds sustained at the end of Nightshade. Shay is there too, and he is…

Book Review – The Borrower

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai (William Heineman) ISBN 978-0-434-02100-0 Ian Drake is a ten-year-old boy. He is rather precocious, and he likes books. Unfortunately, his mother is very fussy about what he should read so he has to collude with Lucy Hull, the librarian who…

Book Review – Something from Tiffany’s

by Melissa Hill (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN 978 0 340 99335 4 The first third of this book had my eyes rolling back in my head – such sugary sweet characters, with predictable traits and such corny thoughts and conversation! I declared it a whole…

Book Review – The Burning Wire

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781439156339 After writing more than twenty novels, Deaver is better than ever. The Burning Wire is the ninth in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Rhyme, a quadriplegic criminologist, and Detective Amelia Sachs, were immortalised on screen by Denzel…

Book Review – The Moonlight Mile

The Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (Little Brown) ISBN: 9781847444752 Private Eye, Patrick kenzie, found Amanda McCready when she was reported missing as a four year old. The case almost ruined Patrick. He took the child from loving caregivers who had tried to rescue Amanda from…

Book Review – The Hummingbird and the Bear

The Hummingbird and the Bear by Nicholas Hogg (Corsair) ISBN 9781849016476 ‘I never understood why men went to war, why men would die in the corner of a muddy field…until I saw her at the wedding.’ Sam Taylor has escaped a childhood hell by the grace…

Book Review – The Swordmaster’s Apprentice

by Edward Burke (Penguin) ISBN:9780143527978 Edward Burke sets off on a year-long journey of self-discovery and brutal training to be mentored under one of the greatest masters of martial arts. He leaves his corporate job in London to train as a live-in student of the…

Book Review – Shut Your Eyes Tight

by John Verdon (Michael Joseph) ISBN 978-0-7181-5471-8 A beautiful young bride is brutally murdered in her wedding gown on her wedding day. Newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist, she is found decapitated, her head severed by a machete. Super detective, Dave Gurney comes out of…
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