Browsing Category

Reviews


VIEW POST

View more
Fantasy Young Adult

Tigerlilja – Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown

on
13 November 2020

Origins

Tigerlija is a highly imaginative story shaping a fantasy telling of the birth of Peter Pan and the background of his mother and father. A fantasy world from Asgard that witnesses the fatal love triangle, with unrequited love, jealousies, and revenge. Taiga was a beautiful woman, loved and adored by…


VIEW POST

View more
Literary Fiction

Anxious People – Fredrik Backman

on
10 November 2020

Troubled

It is a unique reading experience with Fredrik Backman, and it often takes a few chapters to appreciate a special journey is underway. Sometimes the humour and dialogue feel unusual but once into the novel, his turn of phrase becomes entertaining and revealing of the characters.

Anxious People, like the…


VIEW POST

View more
Mystery Thriller

Scatter Her Ashes – Heine Bakkeid

on
5 November 2020

Damaged

Scandinavian authors have created some of the most damaged protagonists in crime thrillers over the last few decades. Characters enduring psychological wounds, physiological scars and dark thoughts, leave you wondering how they could possibly solve the cases they embark on but they inevitably do. The main character in Scatter Her…


VIEW POST

View more
Womens Fiction

Who I Was Before – Denise Black

on
28 October 2020

Demanding

Who I Was Before is a tricky book for a man to critique considering the premise is a story of a woman, a mother, a wife, and the difficulties in balancing home life with young children, a husband and the mounting struggles to find liberation and personal space. It would…


VIEW POST

View more
Crime Thriller

The Nothing Man – Catherine Ryan Howard

on
18 October 2020

Minatory

Catherine Ryan Howard has composed a book that lifts to unique levels the experience of reading thrillers with a wily plot of perilous tension and a writing craft that amplifies the fascination with the cold remorseless mind of a serial killer.

The remarkable sense of this thriller is that it…


VIEW POST

View more
Crime Mystery Thriller

When She Was Good – Michael Robotham

on
17 October 2020

Disentangle

When She Was Good is a gritty and nerve-racking thriller that reveals a backdrop of unthinkable child abuse, and a cast of characters that are absorbing and mysterious. Cyrus Haven and Evie alternately narrate the story as two characters that are brilliantly drawn and captivating. Both have disturbing pasts but…


VIEW POST

View more
Fantasy Young Adult

Sanguine Spell – Ahava Trivedi

on
8 October 2020

Bewitching

The latest release of Ahava Trivedi’s YA urban fantasy series provides enthralling storytelling that is a joy to read. Sanguine Spell is captivating as it draws you into the adventure Katerina and her friends are on, namely Safi, her boyfriend Ulrich, Natalie and Valenthia. To create a sustainable fantasy series requires…


VIEW POST

View more
Humour

Firing Blancs – Peter Stafford-Bow

on
18 September 2020

Maneuver

The exploits of wine aficionado Felix Hart continue in his latest satirical novel of the wine industry. Firing Blancs, is a colourful adventure where uncompromising situations seem to follow Felix and humour drips off every page. Felix Hart is the head wine buyer for Gatesave Supermarkets and sources wines from…


VIEW POST

View more
Crime Mystery

One by One – Ruth Ware

on
14 September 2020

Elimination

The concept of One by One is really appealing in an Agatha Christie way, where a remote location gets cut-off from the outside world and one by one the stranded characters are murdered, with the killer being one of them.

Erin and Danny operate a ski chalet in France and are hosting…


VIEW POST

View more
Literary Fiction

Strange Flowers – Donal Ryan

on
11 September 2020

Incomparable

The anticipation is thrilling when you start a new Donal Ryan book, and it finishes with a mix of satisfaction and longing – this form continues with his latest novel. Strange Flowers is a beautifully written family drama that treats us to a cast of characters that take the story through…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

Find Reviews
High Quality Honest Reviews
Latest Tweets