Tag Archives: thriller

October 18

Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer

Posted by Neen Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer Kate Hollister is a US Foreign Service officer recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan at a time when relations between the two countries are complicated. The US is attempting to negotiate a controversial agreement with President Eraliev to build a massive airbase and significantly expand America’s presence in the […]

August 23

Into the water

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. Post by Robyne. This is the much anticipated novel by the author of the hot hit ‘Girl on the Train‘, and I tried so hard to love it. Unfortunately all I could manage was a ‘like’. So, not too bad, but not great. When I thought about what I […]

August 16

Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

Posted by Neen Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel Veteran political fixers, Peter Rena and Randi Brooks, have been hired by the US President to run a background check on Roland Madison, the President’s preferred nominee for the Supreme Court. They uncover evidence of Madison’s involvement in radical activities in the sixties, and even though it was a lifetime […]

July 12

My cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

I’m not sure why, but lately I seem to have developed a passion for all things written about, or filmed in, Cornwall. Much to my great joy the new series of “Poldark” has started airing on the ABC, and now My Cousin Rachel , also set in Cornwall, has just been released in cinemas in Australia. […]

Dregs by Jørn Lier Horst

It’s definitely time to celebrate with the emergence of another elite Nordic crime writer with a powerful and authentic protagonist. Police Inspector William Wisting is head of crime investigations in Larvik, Norway. His latest case has the reader immersed in the randomness of clues from the start as severed feet start washing up on beaches […]

June 15

City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan

Posted by Neen City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan Jerusalem, 1945. Left homeless after World War Two, thousands of displaced Jewish refugees attempted to reach Palestine. However, they were regarded as illegal aliens by the interim British authorities, and were forced to rely on an underground network of sympathisers to hide them and provide new […]

June 12

Re-reading Your Favourite Book of Your Childhood

Have you ever watched a movie or seen a replay of an old TV show you loved as a kid, or maybe as an adult a couple of decades ago when it was fresh.  You re-watched it now and thought, well that’s not that great. Well what about books? Since they are finally getting around […]

March 22

Which New Zealand Authors Have Positively Impacted Your Reading Life?

When I read that Murray Ball had passed away about ten days ago, I remembered how much I was into his Footrot Flats comics when I was a kid. In fact I remember when I spent a week in hospital when I was in grade six, my parents and everyone buying me all those little […]

March 07

By Gaslight by Steven Price

By gaslight.   Steven Price An epic novel of nearly 750 pages, it takes some time and dedication to finish this novel, perfect for holidays. It is swiftly paced with lots of twists and turns but perhaps a bit overly long. This is a Victorian detective novel set in London around 1885 that grabs you from […]

November 30

Little Sister by David Hewson

Posted by Neen Little Sister by David Hewson If you like European Noir crime like Wallander and Stieg Larsson, then you will love the Pieter Vos series. Little Sister is number 3 and the latest one after The Wrong Girl and The House of Dolls. David Hewson has also written a series of bestselling novels based on the Danish TV […]