Book Review : A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles - Book Review

Gripping and captivating right from the moment we meet Count Rostov, a hapless victim of post-Tsarist Russia’s politics, as he begins a lengthy internal exile within the Hotel Metropole in a 1922 Moscow, Amor Towles’ ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘ delights and entertains us through ups and downs that might quell a lesser man – but … Read more

Book Review : THE CELLIST by Daniel Silva

In this spy thriller ‘The Cellist‘, the daring assassination of a Russian agent inside his heavily guarded fortress in London sets off a hunt for the people behind it – and uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy with world-shaking consequences. ‘The Cellist‘ is my first novel by Daniel Silva. And as this is one of my favorite … Read more

Book Review : SKYE FALLING by Mia McKenzie

Skye Falling by Mia McKenzie - Book Review

‘Skye Falling‘ is an engaging, often funny and touching novel about relationships, identity and modern technology-driven family extension. A world where donating eggs for IVF can have unintended and unimagined consequences, both for child and parent. ‘Skye Falling‘ begins with a bang. A forty-something lady wakes up with a terrible hangover, barely makes it to … Read more

Book Review : SALVATION OF A SAINT by Keigo Higashino

‘Salvation of a Saint‘ is a mind-bending mystery novel which will stretch your imagination to breaking point… and reveal a twisted, demented side to how far desperate people can go when pushed beyond a point! Okay, here’s the set up… As the story ‘Salvation of a Saint‘ opens, a Japanese man and his wife, Ayane, … Read more

Book Review : THE HENNA ARTIST by Alka Joshi

‘The Henna Artist‘ is a pretty complex, deep telling that uses the background of a royal family and a traditional artist to address the social mores and events of an earlier era. Personally, I dislike the term “Indian author“! A writer’s language of preference is an identifier… as in English author, or Spanish writer. But … Read more

Book Review : THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman - Book Review

Richard Osman’s ‘The Thursday Murder Club‘, notable as the most widely read debut novel of all time, is a murder mystery thriller with several unique twists that make it an intriguing read. An unconventional detecting team. A rather casually brutal crime. And an exciting expose. Together it all adds up to… a best seller. I … Read more

Book Review : THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeline St.John

The Women In Black by Madeline St.John - Book Review

Reading ‘The Women in Black‘ by Madeleine St.John is like lying on a soft, warm, thick cushion or mattress on a cold night… and sinking ever so gently into a comforting embrace. The beautifully-told story slowly engulfs you, until before realizing it, you find yourself immersed in their dull, routine, mundane lives. “Now then. Young … Read more

Book Review : ‘MURDER MUST ADVERTISE’ by Dorothy Sayers

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers - Book Review

It’s a ‘killer thriller’ – with a difference. ‘Murder Must Advertise‘ is a novel (and yes, there’s a reason I’m calling it a novel instead of a ‘murder mystery’ or ‘whodunit’) set in pre-War London and is a lovely exposition of life in those times. A lord of the realm postures as a regular employee … Read more