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Review of ~ Craig Schaefer – Ghosts of Gotham

8/10

“I am thinking,” the voice in the chaos said to Lionel, “of writing a new tragedy. You’re going to play the hero.”

I received an advanced reading copy of Ghosts of Gotham in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Craig Schaefer and 47North for the opportunity.

Lionel Page is an investigative journalist who often goes deep undercover to uncover charlatan healers, psychics, and magicians. After exposing Reverend Wright as a fraud to his many admirers Lionel is approached by an apprentice journalist. (more…)

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The top twelve SFF books I’ve read so far this year – 2019.

I know that everybody loves lists so below, in no order, are the top twelve science fiction and fantasy books that I have read so far this year. I hope everyone reading this is good and keeps on reading, writing, blogging, and generally kicking ass in all directions. Peace. x

Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Time – “When I finished reading this story the first thought I had upon reflection was that there is no way I could be an author because I could never write anything this good so what would be the point? It’s one of the best science fiction books I’ve ever read.” Click here for the full review. (more…)

Review of ~ M.R. Carey – Someone Like Me

8.5/10

I received an advanced review copy of Someone Like Me in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank M.R. Carey and Orbit Books. Minor spoilers may follow.

This narrative opens with Liz’s ex-husband Marc attacking her when she asks why her kids are back so late and refuses his request that they should be able go out for a meal that night with their father at this late hour. He throttles her, in an extremely violent fashion, and something in Liz changes, perhaps even takes over so that Liz is an observer in or around her own body. She stabs him in the face with a broken bottle and then returns to her normal calm and grounded self. Was it her that was that violent even though it was self-defense? (more…)

Review of ~ James Patterson – Cat and Mouse (Alex Cross #4)

7.5/10

It was amazing to return to the corrupt and thrilling world where the policeman, psychologist and all around great family man, Alex Cross tries to solve insanely complex. homicide cases. Although often extremely violent and upsetting, dealing with the darkest sides of what crimes humans can commit, I love reading this series and the majority of the entries are highly addictive. (more…)

Review of ~ James Patterson – Jack and Jill (Alex Cross #3)

8.5/10

“Jack and Jill” is the third story in Patterson’s gripping novels about police detective and psychologist, Dr. Alex Cross.

Here, we see Alex working on two of the most complex homicide cases of his already glittering career. Involving perhaps four or more different killers. Like the majority of the cases that Dr. Cross is assigned to, all involved seem to be complex and have peculiar, sometimes hidden motives. A number of the ensemble are working together to achieve their ultimate goals. (more…)

Review of ~ James Patterson – Cross Country (Alex Cross #14)

6/10

 

Hello again Alex Cross. I saw this book in a charity shop yesterday and the hardback edition cost me a measly 33 pence. I was left unsure on the Patterson/ Cross dynamic after Kill Alex Cross but the fact I read this thoroughly in 24 hours in front of the other 400 books I have to read must say something for how much I have enjoyed how these novels are created and presented.

Recently, in the story – the superstar Alex Cross has been working as a psychologist more so than as a intense deductive detective on the homicide team. (more…)

Review of ~ James Patterson – Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross #18)

4.5/10

 A couple of day ago I read Along Came A Spider (Alex Cross #1) and enjoyed it so much that I was upset I had no further Alex Cross novels. I really wanted to jump straight back into Patterson’s tough gritty world of Washington DC following our hero Alex Cross. However; when perusing my office/library I noticed this book, grabbed it off the shelf and two days later here we are.

Out of the large catalogue of Alex Cross books, I had to own one of the only other novels that was about a kidnapping case which was the same theme as Alex Cross #1. A bit of deja-vu both for Dectective Cross and myself but I wasn’t going to let that put me off.

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