The Distant Hours

Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at a parent, somebody about whom you think you know everything there is to know, and realize that you don’t know them at all? Or heard one too many cliched stories that made you shake your head or roll your eyes at the sheer predictability of modern human nature?

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I cud say just one line and end the review right here. Kate Morton’s The Distant Hours is easily one of the most brilliant stories I have ever read; a story about all of the above and the layers underneath. Continue reading “The Distant Hours”

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The five people you meet in heaven

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Now this was one book I’d been wanting to read for a while. It was one of those for me that frequently came up in conversations wit ppl going, ‘have you read that one yet?’ So finally I got home a copy and settled into it.

What I found interesting was the unassuming author’s note and Albom contending that this was how he rather hoped Heaven would be. And so was born the story of Eddie’s afterlife. Continue reading “The five people you meet in heaven”

Where or When

  This is my story, as it is yours. This is anybody’s story and everybody’s. Anita Shreve’s Where or When reads like a long forgotten favourite song that, you know in your bones, you’ll never forget. It is the story of the first bloom of love at 14 and its transcendence into a bone-deep longing […]

Eye of the Witch

When one woman slits her wrists and commits suicide people think it’s sad. But when three women commit suicide in as many weeks, Detective Carlos of the New Castle PD thinks it’s suspicious. Especially when all three women seemed to have no probable cause for killing themselves. Retired Detective Anthony Marcella is trying to bury […]