Category Archives: W Author

Not Shrill but awesome

Shrill by Lindy West

Genre: Memoir Publication Date: 17 May 2016 Source: Audible Synopsis from the Publisher: “Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which…

The Wages of Sin are illuminating

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 14 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Sarah Gilchrist has fled London and a troubled past to join the University of Edinburgh’s medical school in 1892, the first year it admits women. She is determined to become a doctor despite the misgivings of her family and…

Beware The Girl from Rawblood

The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 7 March 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Winner of BEST HORROR NOVEL (August Derleth Award) at British Fantasy Awards 2016 For generations the Villarcas have died mysteriously, and young. Now Iris and her father will finally understand why… At the turn of England’s century, as the wind whistles in the…

Book Review – The Uninvited by Cat Winters

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Title: The Uninvited Author: Cat Winters ISBN: 9780062347336 No. of Pages: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: 11 August 2015 Synopsis: “Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days….

Book Review – Yesternight by Cat Winters

Yesternight by Cat Winters

Title: Yesternight Author: Cat Winters ISBN: 9780062440860 No. of Pages: 400 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: 4 October 2016 Synopsis: “In 1925, Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There, she expects to do nothing more difficult than administer IQ tests to a…

Audiobook Review – In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Title: In a Dark Dark Wood Author: Ruth Ware Narrator: Imogen Church ISBN: 9781442390508 Audiobook Length: 9 hours, 34 minutes Genre: Suspense Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 4 August 2015 Synopsis: “What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and…

Book Review – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead ISBN: 9780385542364 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: Doubleday Release Date: 2 August 2016 Synopsis: “Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is…

Book Review – All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

Title: All Is Not Forgotten Author: Wendy Walker ISBN: 9781250097910 No. of Pages: 320 Genre: Psychological Thriller Origins: St. Martin’s Press Release Date: 12 July 2016 Synopsis: “It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In…

Book Review – Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Title: Underground Airlines Author: Ben H. Winters ISBN: 9780316261241 No. of Pages: 336 Genre: Thriller; Alternate History Origins: Mulholland Books Release Date: 5 July 2016 Synopsis: “A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He’s got plenty…

Book Review – The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Title: The Woman in Cabin 10 Author: Ruth Ware ISBN: 9781501132933 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Thriller/Suspense Origins: Gallery Books Release Date: 19 July 2016 Synopsis: “In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a…