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One of Us

Åsne Seierstad’s One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, is a book that in many ways defies genre. Or, if not defies, then perhaps challenges or even redefines it.

The Shapeshifters

Seved's desire for self-determination brings about much of the action in the story and it goes to unexpected places.

Hidden Vices

A nice blend of characters props up a moderately interesting but tired plot, though what’s often most intriguing is Megan’s disconcertingly frequent use of the F-bomb.


With Aurora he has written a book that will make you look at blue skies and blue oceans with a renewed sense of value and possibility.

The Fold: A Novel

The Fold is a pleasantly engaging novel that tells its tale well and uses old tropes to good effect. A surprise, but generally in a good way.

Edge of Dark

Edge of Dark was an engaging novel with likeable protagonists and surprisingly sympathetic antagonists.

Liberty's Fire

Liberty’s Fire is a fascinating YA historical, which is about friendships and love, but also about deciding what it is worth to fight for and when to take a stand.

An Ember in the Ashes

The decidedly Roman-with-a-twist vibe of the world of An Ember in the Ashes really worked for me and I found both Laia’s and Elias’ respective story arcs quite interesting.

The Liar's Key

Magnificent, and highly recommended.


Skandal tied up with a suitable ending that left plenty of promise for a third book in the series that I hope leaves a lot of Yulia’s doubt about herself, her family and her place in the world behind so that she can return to being an interesting spy.

The Edge of Forever

The future slang felt forced and uncomfortable, and I think I really wanted a more developed story with more interesting characters to carry it.

City of Stairs

City of Stairs was a highly enjoyable book and I’d recommend it to anyone that appreciates world building and complicated histories being built into a narrative.

A Necessary End

If psychological suspense and less than domestic bliss are up your alley, A Necessary End will hit the spot.

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

As long as you're not expecting blood and gore or even a murder, then this should provide a few hours entertainment, with its gentle nature and its genteel environment and occupants.

The Precipice

I just would have liked to have seen more of those moments where Stacey used her fearlessness and Bowditch used his Sherlockian need for observation in a team effort.

The Nightmare Place: A Novel

The Nightmare Place by Stephen Mosby is a sharply written thriller with well-developed characters and an atmosphere so threatening you can almost feel it jump off the page.

The Devil's Only Friend

There's plenty of meaty stuff here to chew on.


Strip away the nostalgia we hold for all things Marlowe and read both books back to back and Vixen will sparkle brighter, just like Mrs. Vorhees’ gleaming necklace.

What Doesn't Kill Her

One of the best things about What Doesn’t Kill Her, aside from being a great and compelling story, is its ability to act as a standalone as well as a sequel.

Run You Down

I finished the book with the sense that although they might not have happy lives, the characters had at least found some measure of contentment and a possible future.