Day two of ‘Feed the Authors!’ – my catch up on reviews of the books I’ve enjoyed reading this year continues, (and on the day I’m told by a reader, via a review of Misplaced Loyalty, that she found herself fancying Meredith – which is wonderful). Here are my latest reviews, four today, and I have already posted on Amazon and Goodreads.
Starting with an oldie, and one of my favourite authors.
A collection of short stories about working class people, more often than not, struggling with their lot. Definitely thought provoking, and although you could often guess what was coming you braced yourself for the outcome, all the while willing the characters to take a different path. They rarely did! Still a wonderful read.
Another collection of short stories that I thoroughly enjoyed, great pacing and introduction of characters. Several with twists that I never saw coming, and a couple of endings where your mind shouts ‘Nooo!’ at the page. Recommended.
I was delighted when I found this on offer as I had thought I’d read all of Grisham’s novels, and whilst I enjoyed the story of Michael Brock turning his back on the corporate world when a homeless man is killed in front of him, I found the pace in the middle of the story too slow. That said, I still enjoyed it, and as always the big guns had to pay the price for their wrong doing. If only real life worked like that!
I’ve now read several of the Greek Village series and this one didn’t disappoint. I loved the character of Stella, and enjoyed the building of tension in the café/bar as Stella coped with the appearance of a young English girl. Dark secrets are revealed, and as always Juliet is there on hand to give some sage advice. Recommended.