Blame by Paul Read

Blaming a recently deceased father for his personal frailties becomes an emotional reflex for Lucas as the circumstances of the death trigger long dormant memories of a childhood traumatised by infidelities and lies. As a pharmacologist Lucas leads a professionally clinical life analysing the biological building blocks that unlock the potential for longer life yet … Continue reading “Blame by Paul Read”

Dangerous to Know by Anne Buist

Life in the fast lane for forensic psychiatrist Natalie King grinds to a halt as depression take hold but as light begins to seep into the darker recesses any attempts to reinvigorate her medical career are potentially threatened by a nascent relationship with Frank Malosevic. Beneath his handsome and deceptively unctuous veneer lay a man … Continue reading “Dangerous to Know by Anne Buist”

The Song of the Stork by Stephan Collishaw

The stork is the harbinger of Spring symbolically bringing light to the Winter darkness and anticipation of its arrival becomes a metaphor for life and hope as Yael struggles desperately to find safe haven in Nazi occupied Poland. The impending genocide looms large over those fighting to preserve their Jewish faith. Fighting cold and hunger … Continue reading “The Song of the Stork by Stephan Collishaw”

A Thousand Cuts by Thomas Mogford

A deadly explosion in Gibraltar’s dry dockyard was never going to divert attention from the Battle of Britain and the few defending the many in their balletic aerial battles witnessed by a never say die generation. But this seemingly innocuous blip on the second world war radar comes back to haunt the dying embers of … Continue reading “A Thousand Cuts by Thomas Mogford”

Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Imagine Tony Robinson and his Time Team shifting their focus from archaeology to palaeontology, travelling back to the 19th century and setting up camp on the American frontier – this could take reality tv back to the future and in the process breathe life into prehistoric times. A stretch of the imagination undoubtedly but in … Continue reading “Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel”