Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Star rating: 3/5 Synopsis: This book consists of fictional documents relating to the triple homicide committed by Roderick Macrae, a 19th century crofter from the Scottish highlands. Through witness accounts, Macrae's own memoir and a transcript of the trial, the story unfolds with unanswered questions and a slew of unreliable narrators. Review: Although there was nothing particularly … Continue reading Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

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Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Star rating: 5/5 Synopsis: A young woman falls quickly for a widower she meets in Monte Carlo, and accompanies him back to his estate in the west country, Manderley. There she struggles to fit into his world and feels constantly shadowed by the ghost of his first wife, Rebecca. Review: This book is hands down a new favourite. … Continue reading Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Review: The Accidental by Ali Smith

Star Rating: 2.5/5 Synopsis: A hugely dysfunctional family go on holiday to Norfolk, where a new age hippy type called Amber inserts herself into their home and changes their lives. Review: I just felt like I needed more from this book. The writing was experimental, but nothing particularly jumped out at me, the characters plot … Continue reading Review: The Accidental by Ali Smith

Review: The Ashes of London, Andrew Taylor

✮✮✮☆☆   London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul’s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the … Continue reading Review: The Ashes of London, Andrew Taylor

Review: The Diviners, Libba Bray

Disclaimer: this review was originally posted on my old blog URL. Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that … Continue reading Review: The Diviners, Libba Bray