Note: this review is based on an Advance Reading Copy supplied by the author in return for a fair review.
Perennial author Lisa de Nikolits is back in 2018 after publishing No Fury Like That in 2017 and The Nearly Girl in 2016. While Rotten Peaches is a slight departure from those two well-known books, the four main characters in Rotten Peaches are cut from the same vile cloth as No Fury’s Julia Redner and her boss/squeeze Junior.… Continue reading “Rotten Peaches by Lisa de Nikolits”
There are certain books – not many- that I pick up to read and soon put down, not because I don’t fancy them, but I simply didn’t feel it was the right time (for either the book or me) to read it. Such was the case with Jocelyn Cullity’s Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons (2017, Inanna Publications). At the time I was not ready to read a book with exotic names and a locale I was not familiar with.… Continue reading “Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons by Jocelyn Cullity”
Most Anything You Please (2017, Breakwater Books) is the first book I have read by Ms. Morgan-Cole and it is a solid saga of the Holloway family through several decades. The author was born in, and still lives in the Rabbittown neighbourhood of St. John’s:
“Over the years, I’ve discussed with many friends the fact that, when we were growing up in the 1970s, there was a family-owned convenience store on every corner, most of which have since disappeared.… Continue reading “Most Anything You Please by Trudy J. Morgan-Cole”
Wall of War is New Brunswick author Allan Hudson’s follow-up to Dark Side of a Promise and is the second book in the Drake Alexander Series. I read Dark Side of a Promise, a copy of which was kindly provided by Mr. Hudson approximately one year ago, in December 2016.
While action-adventure novels are not typically my genre of choice, I nevertheless found it a ‘good read’ stating (at Goodreads):
“If you like action, adventure in various locales and don’t mind f-bombs, violence, sexual abuse and other disquieting themes then Dark Side of a Promise will appeal to you.”
I’m happy to say none of the above is applicable to Wall of War (aside from having action and adventure in different locales).… Continue reading “Wall of War (A Drake Alexander Adventure) by Allan Hudson”
A first-rate story about two actors, Danny and Jill who turn to befriending, then stealing credit card numbers from unsuspecting tourists in Mexico.… Continue reading “Resort by Andrew Daley”