Category Archives: T Author

One impressive whodunit

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton is a very talented man. He states that in his debut novel, he set out to create an Agatha Christie-style novel crossed with the television show Quantum Leap to produce a unique and entertaining whodunit. In my opinion, he more than succeeds in his quest. I am sure some readers were able to decipher…

When suspense stories go bad

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Genre: Suspense; Mystery; Young Adult Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher from NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Ari Sullivan is alive–for now. She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person…

Get your geek on with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 2 May 2017 Source: Mine. All mine. Synopsis from the Publisher: “What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of…

House of Names is cold

House of Names by Colm Tóibín

  Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 9 May 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “‘I have been acquainted with the smell of death.’ So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Clytemnestra…

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley a.k.a. don’t mess with his daughter

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Genre: Literary Fiction; Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo’s a…

The Fire Child be crazy

The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne

Genre: Psychological Suspense Publication Date: 28 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie’s behavior changes, and Rachel’s perfect…

Book Review – How Will I Know You? by Jessica Treadway

How Will I Know You? by Jessica Treadway

Title: How Will I Know You? Author: Jessica Treadway ISBN: 9781455554119 No. of Pages: 416 Genre: Fiction Origins: Grand Central Publishing Release Date: 6 December 2016 Synopsis: “On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a…

Book Review – As I Descended by Robin Talley

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Title: As I Descended Author: Robin Talley ISBN: 9780062409232 No. of Pages: 384 Genre: Young Adult; Horror Origins: HarperTeen Release Date: 6 September 2016 Synopsis: “Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—but one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend…

Book Review – Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke & Bone Author: Laini Taylor ISBN: 9780316134026 No. of Pages: 432 Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 27 September 2011 Synopsis: “Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark…

Book Review – The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

Title: Author: Mark Tompkins ISBN: 9780525429531 No. of Pages: 400 Genre: Fantasy Origins: Viking Books Release Date: 1 March 2016 Synopsis: “What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and Biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines…