Category: Books

  • I Will Find You

    I Will Find You

    An innocent father serving life for the murder of his own son receives evidence that his child may still be alive. I have read all of the Myron Bolitar series (from the same author) so I was looking forward to this one, but it didn’t do it for me. I found it borking, predictable, and…

  • I’m a Fan

    I’m a Fan

    Wow. Like a punch in the face. 4.5 out of 5 stars. I’m a Fan at

  • The Pole and Other Stories

    The Pole and Other Stories

    A male pianist and a woman cross paths. I got to around 35% into the book, and it just didn’t click. I am putting it down for now. No score because I didn’t finish. The Pole at

  • Case Histories

    Case Histories

    The first book in the Jackson Brodie series. I liked how three unrelated events unfolded. I will continue reading this series. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Case Histories at

  • Lightseekers


    A psychologist investigates the public torturing and murder of three young people in Nigeria. A very traditional Mystery, with echoes of the Briafan War. 4 out of 5 stars. Lightseekers at

  • My Life And Hard Times

    My Life And Hard Times

    This book came highly recommended, but it didn’t click, and when I was around 50% into it, I noticed I was just turning pages without paying any attention to what I was reading. This is the second book I abandoned this year. No rating / did not finish. My Life and Hard Times at

  • Hammer to Fall

    Hammer to Fall

    The third book in the Joe Wilderness series (first | second). As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I never grow tired of good Cold War stories, and this one in particular is a ver good Cold War story. I already have the fourth in the reading queue. 4.5 out of 5 stars Hammer to Fall…

  • Holly


    A dark and lyrical thriller This is the second book written by Stephen King that I read, and I have loved both. 5 out of 5 stars. Holly at

  • Absolution


    As The Guardian put it: white saviour complexities. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Absolution at

  • The Silence of the Girls

    The Silence of the Girls

    A retelling of the Iliad, from the point of view of Briseis. 4.5 out of 5 stars The Silence of The Girls at

  • The Lies You Wrote

    The Lies You Wrote

    A forensic linguist investigates a double murder. It wasn’t for me, something didn’t click, and I decided to stop reading at about the 35 percent mark. No rating. Did not finish. The Lies You Wrote at

  • The Mystery Guest

    The Mystery Guest

    The second book in the Maid series. I liked the first book a bit better, but this was a pretty solid whodunnit with a twist. 4 out of 5 stars. The Mystery Guest at

  • Eastbound


    Two people cross paths onboard the trans-Siberian. Very short, I read it in one sitting. 4 out of 5 stars. Eastbound at

  • The Unfortunate Englishman

    The Unfortunate Englishman

    We have already stablished that I have a thing for Cold War stories, in particular for those happening in Berlin. This is the second book in the Joe Wilderness series, following Then We Take Berlin. The next book in the series is already in the queue for reading. 4.5 out of 5 stars. The Unfortunate…

  • Exiles


    Third book in the Aaron Falk series (book #2 here). I enjoy this series, and I’m looking forward to continue reading it if/when there is a continuation. 4 and a half out of 5 stars. Exiles at

  • Starter Villain

    Starter Villain

    Uhhhhhh, interesting. The story was quite different, the writing was fun. It made for a good companion in a long flight. 4 out of 5 stars. Starter Villain at

  • The Scarlet Papers

    The Scarlet Papers

    Saying that I like Cold War spy stories would be the understatement of the century. These stories are the reason why I read books. The Scarlet Papers was perfect (for me), with the right amount of unexpected plot twists. 5 out of 5 stars. The book I’ve enjoyed the most in months, if not in…

  • The Future

    The Future

    An apocalyptic techno-thriller, as The Guardian put it. I finished it, but I can not say that I did like it very much. 3 out of 5 stars. The Future at

  • Rouge


    I did not finish this book. It is not that I didn’t like it, but after reading around 10% of it I noticed that I was not engaging at all with it. No star rating, I didn’t finish the book. Rouge at

  • Force of Nature

    Force of Nature

    The second book in the series started with The Dry, a murder-mistery-thriller that is difficult to put down. I have already borrowed the next book in the series from the library. 4 stars out of five. Force of Nature at