‘Hannah Green & Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence’ by Michael Marshall Smith: Book Review

What would you do if you found out your grandfather was actually over 200 years old and had been friends with the Devil for the majority of his life?

That’s the situation Hannah Green finds herself in during Hannah Green And Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence. Amidst the falling apart of her parents marriage, she has to travel from one end of California to the other (with a quick trip to Siberia), to help the Devil figure out where all the evil energy from the world is going, because he’s sure as hell not getting any of it (pun definitely intended).

‘Oh Honey’ by Emily R. Austen: Book Review

Jane is a telemarketer. Although sometimes she’s Sabrina. Other times she’s Nancy. But she’s almost always phoning the same person. And with each call he becomes angrier and more threatening. But she persists. And the more she phones this man, the more she reveals about her reasons, her past and why it may not be all she says it is.

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‘Impossible Views of the World’, by Lucy Ives: Book Review

Stella Krakus is having a bad week. Her almost-ex-husband is basically stalking her, her glamorous-yet-overbearing mother wants to meet for lunch, and her boss/lover is breaking up their romance as gently as his narcissism will let him. On top of it all, her colleague Paul has gone missing. But he’s left behind a map that piques Stella’s interest. As she researches into its origins, a mystery opens itself that promises to reveal secrets Stella never dreamed of

‘The Forgetting Time’, by Sharon Guskin: Book Review

Sharon Guskin’s debut novel The Forgetting Time follows Janie Zimmerman and her 4-year-old son Noah. Noah suffers from nightmares. He is terrified of water and wakes up every night shouting for his mother. Only it’s not Janie he’s looking for. He wants his other mother. And he wants to go home, to a home that Janie has no knowledge of.

Dr Jerome Anderson has been diagnosed with a rare form of aphasia which causes him to forget words. He knows his mind will go completely, but he is determined to finish his book before it happens. Despite being a joke amongst his peers, his work looks at reincarnation, in particular at children who remember past lives.

Janie is sceptical of Jerome’s work, especially when she finds out he’s looking for a story to end his book on. But when they meet a mother who’s son has been missing for 8 years, she starts to wonder if Noah’s problems could finally be solved.

Book Review: ‘The House’, by Simon Lelic

Jack and Sydney have just bought their first house. They were shocked when they’re offer was accepted, especially considering how many people were at the viewing. But they don’t question it. The only catch is that they get all of the junk that the previous owner left in the house as well, but cleaning it all away is a small price to pay for their dream home.

But when Jack finds a strange box in the attic and hears noises during the night, he starts to wonder if there’s something more sinister going on in the house. And when a body turns up in the alley beside their house, the police start to wonder the same thing.