I have been waiting for this book for about five years. You would think that in this time I would have taken the opportunity to re-read the other instalments in the series to remind myself what had happened, so I would be fresh and ready when I finally got around to getting this new paperback (to match my other fifteen paperbacks). Reader: I didn't.
This book is very different from Catriona Ward's other books, and I'll be honest, it caught me a little off guard to begin with. Both Rawblood and Little Eve are historical novels with a strong Victorian Gothic feel to them. There's something about that historical divide that adds to the otherworldliness of the settings, and somehow that makes it more comfortable as a reader. It's a spooky story, but it happened so long ago it's safe now. That's not the case with The Last House On Needless Street, it's a contemporary setting, and that immediately pushed past the little safety zone I had and started me out off-balance and uncomfortable.
Author: Laura Lam (website/ twitter) UK Publisher: Wildfire Books Genre: Science fiction, thriller Ravaged by environmental disaster, greed and oppression, our planet is in crisis. The future of humanity hangs in the balance - and one woman can tip it over. Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading … Continue reading REVIEW: Goldilocks – Laura Lam
Author: Sam Peters (twitter) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Sci-Fi, crime thriller Buy Now: ebook | hardcover | paperback After a five year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keon Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an … Continue reading REVIEW: From Darkest Skies – Sam Peters