Category Archives: F Author

Flashmob FTW

Flashmob by Christopher Farnsworth

  Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “As a fixer for America’s one percent, John Smith cleans up the messes of those rich enough to afford him. But he’s no ordinary gun for hire. Smith is a man of rare gifts, including the ability to read minds….

The Confusion of Languages is powerful

The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 27 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only…

Five Days at Memorial or How Not to Act in a Crisis

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 17 September 2013 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri…

The Book of Strange New Things is not for me

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Genre: Science Fiction; Literary Fiction Publication Date: 28 October 2014 Source: Purchased Synopsis from the Publisher: “It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by…

Little Deaths – Tragic and timely

Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Genre: Historical Fiction; Thriller; Crime Publication Date: 17 January 2017 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “It’s 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone–a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress–wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy’s…

History of Wolves – Don’t let the title fool you

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: One of the most daring literary debuts of the season, History of Wolves is a profound and propulsive novel from an urgent, new voice in American fiction. Teenage Linda lives with her parents in the austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned…

Book Review – Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth

Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth

Title: Killfile Author: Christopher Farnsworth ISBN: 9780062416407 No. of Pages: 336 Genre: Thriller Origins: William Morrow Release Date: 9 August 2016 Synopsis: “John Smith possesses a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people’s thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, knows their most private traumas and fears,…

Book Review – The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

Title: The Sunlight Pilgrims Author: Jenni Fagan ISBN: 9780553418873 No. of Pages: 288 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Origins: Hogarth Release Date: 19 July 2016 Synopsis: “It’s November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. There’s snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords…

Book Review: The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

Title: The Loose Ends List Author: Carrie Firestone ISBN: 9780316382823 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary Fiction Origins: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: 7 June 2016 Synopsis: “Seventeen-year-old Maddie O’Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart…

Review Round-up!

Fall Book Review Button

Talking on Twitter leads to some of the most interesting discussions…and challenges. Dared to post one-sentence reviews on all of my outstanding reviews for 2015 or earlier books, I not only accepted the dare but had fun knocking out so many reviews in one go. Enjoy!   ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** **********