Preview: The Flowers of West Drive

In 2020, I released what is now considered my debut novel, The Flowers of West Drive, a psychological thriller about a young woman struggling to survive her tragic past. Here is a sample preview of it. 🙂 Trailer: Purchase is on Amazon (US) or Amazon (UK) here (other locations available). Thursday The scurrying ofContinue reading “Preview: The Flowers of West Drive”

Book Review: It, by Stephen King

Stephen King, It, 1986   With the recent release of the theatrical version of Stephen King’s It, a lot of eyes have returned to his classic book, including mine, and the book certainly doesn’t disappoint. Stephen King’s it is about an evil entity, which they simply call It, who can shapeshift into anything you fearContinue reading “Book Review: It, by Stephen King”

Book Review: Into the Water

Paula Hawkins, Into the Water, 2017 Into the Water marks Paula Hawkins’ second release, after the hugely successful The Girl on the Train, and follows in a similar theme, and with similar traits (possibly untrustworthy narrator, a plethora of characters, sequential chapters). Into the Water follows the suicide of Nel Abbott, a woman fixated onContinue reading “Book Review: Into the Water”

Book Review: The Pass Through

Gloria Herrmann, The Pass Through, 2017 The Pass Through Certainly Passes the Time From romance author Gloria Herrmann comes The Pass Through, a novel based on Kathryn, a doctor who is recently single, and her adventures after leaving the bust life of Los Angeles for a family holiday in Washington State. There she meets Lucas,Continue reading “Book Review: The Pass Through”

Review: Toxicity

Aiden James & Fiona Fraser, Toxicity, 2016 A joint effort by Aiden James and Fiona Fraser, Toxicity focuses on a dystopian America which has fallen under the strict rule of Islam. Water-shortages, strict rules and 19th century slaver-like behaviour is the norm, with citizens banned from crossing states. The story takes place across most ofContinue reading “Review: Toxicity”

Classic Film Review: No Country for Old Men (2007)

And the Oscar Goes to: No Country for Old Men, 2007 Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson   Based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name, No Country for Old Men is a cat-and-mouse crime drama about the after-effects of a drug deal goneContinue reading “Classic Film Review: No Country for Old Men (2007)”

Book Review: Strange the Dreamer (2017)

Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer, 2017 Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, the first in a new duology from the author of the best-selling Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, focuses on Lazlo Strange, a librarian with an imagination for the fantasy stories, mainly those around the lost city of Weep (which he is sure ofContinue reading “Book Review: Strange the Dreamer (2017)”

Book Review: Dark Lands (2017)

Bryan Tann, Dark Lands, 2017 Bryan Tann’s novel focuses on a vampire hunter named Bryce Kreed, a no-nonsense enforcer whose means are questionable and disputed, but the results are outstanding. He is summoned from his post in Seattle to help out with Mistress Enya Blake in Pittsburgh, as she is under threat by an unknownContinue reading “Book Review: Dark Lands (2017)”

Book Review: Game Over (2016)

Derek Edgington, Game Over, 2016 Derek Edgington’s virtual-reality action/adventure novel introduces us to Ekko Everlasting, a man forcibly brought from Earth to a far-away universe called Elisium, with the purpose of winning the do-or-die game, No-Life. Shortly after arriving in Elisium, Ekko joines forces with the Resistance, a group who oppose the Sibyl System, theContinue reading “Book Review: Game Over (2016)”

Book Review: The Unravelling (2017)

Sarah Northwood, The Unravelling, 2017 Sarah Northwood’s The Unravelling is a prequel of sorts to her novel The Volunteer. The Unravelling introduces us to Ryan, a secluded and afraid teenager who has recently lost his mother in a fire, and to Jennifer, one of Ryan’s teachers. From there on we follow two stories, despite theirContinue reading “Book Review: The Unravelling (2017)”