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 →

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 →

THE LOST MAN – Jane Harper

This is an extraordinarily powerful book which captures the personalities of the human characters involved and, as we expect now from this author, introduces the vast and harsh Australian landscape as a character in its own right. In this story the landscape is a ruthless killer, with vast, barren distances and the occasional lonely grave... Continue Reading →

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