HELL SHIP – Michael Veitch

This is a fascinating book - especially for readers with Scottish heritage and an interest in our own historical background. Set in 1852, I found it particularly interesting as one side of my own family also arrived from Scotland that same year but under very different conditions.   Another element that makes this book so... Continue Reading →

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FLIGHT RISK – Michael McGuire

I'm not sure it was coincidental, but at almost the same time two books loosely related to the same incident were published, one fiction and the other covering an actual flight disappearance.   Michael McGuire is the author of a book title Flight Risk, inspired by the mysterious disappearance of the Guruda Flight No MH 370.... Continue Reading →

LETHAL WHITE – Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

After hours of reading (600 pages plus!), I finally finished this book. As in previous Robert Galbraith novels, the principal characters are  disabled war veteran, now a private investigator, Cormoran Strike  and  his previous professional employee and now partner, Robin Ellacott. Although ostensibly a crime novel, I felt it could also be described  as a... Continue Reading →

WILD FIRE – Ann Cleeves

It is always exciting to find and really enjoy the writings of a "new" author.  Although this is 'technically' a crime novel, the crime itself is the catalyst for the powerful story of family life in a remote Shetland Island village, where infidelities are exposed and relationships are tested. The characters are all strongly depicted... Continue Reading →

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