Book Review: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

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A very happy publication day to Gin Phillips, Fierce Kingdom publishes today and it is a summer 2017 must read!

Book Description:

Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are.

‘The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.’

When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs – even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct.

It’s a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing.

But sometimes the rules are different. Continue reading “Book Review: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips”


Book Review: The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork


Book 2 in the Munch and Krüger series, this book follows ‘I’m Travelling Alone’.

From the back Cover:

When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found.

Detective Mia Krüger is a woman on the edge – she has been signed off work pending psychological assessment. But her boss has less regard for the rules than he should. Desperate to get Mia back in the office, Holger Munch offers her a deal.

But the usually brilliant Mia is struggling and the team are unable to close the case. Until a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer’s plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim. Continue reading “Book Review: The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork”

Book Review: I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork


Looking for some Scandi-Crime? Set in Norway, this gripping police procedural is the first book in the Holger Munch & Mia Kruger series.

From the inside cover:

A six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads “I’m travelling alone.”

Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with reassembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Kruger – a brilliant but troubled investigator – to return from the solitary island to which she has retreated with plans to take her own life.

Reviewing the evidence, Mia identifies something no one else has noticed – a thin line carved into the dead girl’s fingernail: the number 1. Instinctively, she knows that this is only the beginning. To save the other children from the same fate, she must find a way to cast aside her own demons and confront the most terrifying, cold-hearted serial killer of her career… Continue reading “Book Review: I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork”

Book Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski


A book about a book about a film about a house that is a labyrinth

This is possibly the hardest book review I have ever had to write, trying to collect my thoughts when all is still unclear. I’m going to do my best to explain why you must read this book, for the experience of it alone. I was so baffled by certain parts of this book, I actually googled some ideas and theories to see if I was alone in my thoughts. A girl once told me, she had written her 10,000 word university dissertation on this book – that should give you an indication of how deeply complex it is. I’m so glad I read it; this book sat on my bookshelf for a whole year before I stopped being intimidated by it. For reasons different to other books, this book will stay with you forever, you’ll never forget the range of emotions this book made you feel!

From the inside cover:

Johnny Truant wild and troubled sometime employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. Herein is the heavily annotated story of the Navidson Report. Continue reading “Book Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski”