April 30

Behind her eyes

Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough. Post by Kahla. The ending of this book left me speechless. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this book, from start to finish. The spider web of relationships between Louise, Adele and David were thrilling and very well scripted. Every chapter had me wanting to read more and constantly wondering […]

April 30

Divine

Divine by Karen Kingsbury   Post by Sandra.   Divine by Karen Kingsbury is a powerful and beautiful story about a girl who was seriously abused as a child and grew into a young and vibrant woman who in turn could also help other abused women.   This is the story of Mary Madison and […]

April 27

Tiger in the Well, Phillip Pullman.

Tiger in the Well, Phillip Pullman.   A brilliant, suspenseful can’t stop reading until the end kind of tale. Single mother, Sally Lockhart, has a very young daughter called Harriet and they live in a house with close friends who are away on expedition in South America. Trouble starts one day when “divorce papers” are […]

April 26

Manhattan Beach / Jennifer Egan

      Manhattan Beach / Jennifer Egan   I had pretty high expectations of this book as it was recommended by someone whose opinion I highly value. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed – I enjoyed the book, but it was good not great, and as per usual these days a pretty […]

April 25

Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni

  Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni Ten years after the suicide of Agent 10483, Avner Moyal, senior member of The Organization, a secret Israeli intelligence agency, receives a notebook graphically describing the sadistic murders committed by the man, apparently under orders from his superiors. Deeply disturbed, Moyal begins to investigate the death of Agent 10483, […]

April 25

How to be happy by Eva Woods

“How to be happy” by Eva Woods. Two strangers meet at the hospital. Annie has had a crappy run at life and is the personification of misery. Polly on the other hand is battling cancer but is vibrant and optimistic. She wants to die well, and embarks on a mission, a happiness project, to help […]

April 24

Swimming in the Shadows by Diane Janes

Swimming in the Shadows by Diane Janes In this gripping suspense novel,  Jennifer Reynolds flees a deeply unhappy marriage and reinvents herself as Susan McCarthy, taking on the identity of a dead friend. She creates a new life and finds happiness with Rob, a local schoolteacher, leading to an engagement. But Jennifer has not told […]

April 23

The Handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood   A disturbing dystopia set in the near future where misguided mysogynistic  religious zealots have taken over America, or “Gilead” as it now known, thinking they can right the wrongs of society by returning to the “old values”. Women have become less than chattels are no longer allowed to […]

April 23

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

  The widows of Malabar Hill  by Sujata Massey Bombay, India, 1921. Perveen Mistry has just become one of the first Indian women to graduate from Oxford University with a law degree, and has joined her father’s legal firm in Bombay. Her first assignment is to examine the will of a wealthy Muslim businessman who has […]

April 23

How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die – Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt This book gave me sick feeling in my stomach.  This is a sobering account regarding the world we live in today. Two Harvard professors have created a litmus test for an elected leader becoming a dictator and turning a previously democratic country into autocracy. How Democracies […]