Friday, 11 March 2016

Tuesday Falling - S Williams


Wow I loved this book!  What a page turner!

Reading this book was such a pleasure and had me wanting to not get off my tram on my commute to and from work.  The opening of this book had me gasping for breath and wanting to cry out in disbelief and anger.   

Tuesday is a troubled person, a person with a hidden past, a young person out for revenge.

D I Loss and D S Stone are the police officers who set off to find Tuesday after what could only be described as a vigilante spree.

What connects Tuesday to Loss?  Why are people suffering at the hands of Tuesday actions? Why does Tuesday live beneath the streets of London, in tunnels people are not even aware exist.

I found this book to be a CPID (can’t put it down) book and  I am looking forward to reading more by this author and is certainly a book I would recommend to people to buy and read. 

February - Kerry Wilkinson (short story)

A short story and once I read to fill the gap from starting one book after finishing another.  A way for me to get my head back into the reading game and heart rate to slow down. 

Unlike some of the other books I've read, this didn't have Jessica Daniel's in, however it was still an enjoyable read. 

A young boy is bullied at school, has a home life where his mum loves him immensely and his dad tries to keep him in line by name calling and threats.  It's hard to describe this book any more without giving too much away, but if you like Kerry's other books it is worth picking this one up as a nice filler between reads. 

Looking forward to reading Kerry's next short story March due to be released shortly.  

The Theseus Paradox (David Videcette)

I decided to read this book after conversations that were being had on a book club I am a member of.  It has even got to the point of being called “The book that cannot be named”.  Yep you guessed it, it was being talked about every single day.

Detective Inspector Jake Flanagan is who this book is based around.  Set around the time of the 7/7 bombings in London and the issues that the police force had to deal with.  With short chapters it draws the reader in but allows the reader to break off at an appropriate point (mine was when my commute finished, otherwise would have been absorbed in this book).

What is truth?  What is fiction?

That is left to the reader to decided!

I have my own opinion of this book and must admit it had me at times reading a chapter and then stopping to stare out of the window and ponder on what had been wrote.  It is so close to home reading about the 7/7 bombings and the possible theories (unless it is the truth) about them.  It was a hard read at times for me due to having family in London but also a compelling read in that I wanted to know what was going to happen next. 

Well done to David Videcette for writing this book and I look forward to hearing and reading more about Jake’s exploits in future books.

April - Kerry Wilkinson


April is a short story and is set for those familiar with Kerry's Jessica Daniel's series between Playing with Fire (#5) and Thicker Than Water (#6). 

Without giving too much away, it is a short story about April and her walk to school one morning.  A story of every parent's worst nightmare. 

Or is it? 

I read this on my commute home one evening and can be read in about 20 minutes or so, (depending on how quick you read obviously).  It is a good short story and an interesting insight into a bit more of Jessica and her work. 

Look forward to reading more short stories by Kerry.