May 212015
 
Review: Little Black Lies

This just such a creative and intriguing book. It had twist after twist after twist that kept me guessing right to the end. The narration style of the book was a big draw for me. It’s told in 3 parts, with each part narrated by a different person: Catrin, Callum and Rachel. It was very interesting to see how each narrator added their own spin to the unfolding story. The story itself was quite dark and moody. With missing children, tragic deaths affecting all the characters, and an overall backdrop of the war in the recent memories of all the […]

Apr 092015
 
Review: Now You See Me

I am quite amazed at how many twists and surprises there are in this story. I never would have guessed the ending, but it was done in a way that absolutely made sense, it was just entirely unpredictable. The story is set in London, and has a decidedly British feel. It was interesting to see what British police procedure is like. It’s not very different from Canadian or American procedure, but there were a few quirks that made the story feel a bit foreign. Along that theme, I listened to the audiobook version, and it was narrated with an amazing […]

Feb 242015
 
Review: The Life I Left Behind

This was a difficult book to read, mostly due to the overwhelmingly depressing feel of Melody’s narration. Her constant sorrow, terror and depression come through so strongly that it’s hard not to feel those emotions pulling at you. It’s not really a bad thing because that is a good sign of excellent writing, but it does still make the book a more difficult read. Melody’s narration is interspersed with Eve’s narration, which has a much lighter feel, even though Eve is dead and Melody is still alive. Eve’s voice is solemn, but it has a “moved beyond pain” feel that […]

Feb 262014
 
Review: Precious Thing

This was a chilling psychological thriller that was written in a letter format from one character to another. This first person narration was intriguing, and lent a definite bias to the story. Told strictly from Rachel’s point of view, it’s interesting that her narration seemed to sometimes contradict the actions she was describing. It shone just as much light on Rachel’s character as it did everyone else, and left me with a disturbing feel that this is a prime example of an unreliable narrator. The story is about Rachel and Clara’s friendship, and the secrets contained between and from each […]