Fiction Reviews

Links to the fiction books that I’ve reviewed, listed alphabetically by author.  Those denoted with an asterisk (*) are mini reviews.

A Abbott, Rachel The Murder Game
Adiga, Aravind Amnesty
Alderman, Naomi The Power
Alfon, Dov A Long Night in Paris
Amphlett, Rachel Detective Kay Hunter:

  1. Scared to Death
  2. Will to Live
  3. One to Watch
  4. Hell to Pay
  5. Call to Arms
  6. Gone to Ground
Arden, Katherine Winternight Trilogy:

  1. The Bear and the Nightingale
  2. The Girl in the Tower
  3. The Winter of the Witch
Arnold, David Kids of Appetite
Ashworth, Jenn Fell
Asimov, Isaac I, Robot
Atwood, Margaret
Auster, Paul 4 3 2 1
Ayrton, Lucy One More Chance 
B Backman, Fredrik Beartown:

  1. Beartown aka The Scandal
  2. Us Against You
Bailey, Sara Dark Water
Baldwin, Jo The Good Friend
Barbery, Muriel The Life of Elves
Barclay, Linwood A Noise Downstairs
Barker, J. D. The Fourth Monkey*
Barker, Pat The Silence of the Girls
Barnett, Laura
Barr, Emily The One Memory of Flora Banks
Barton, Fiona The Widow
Bauer, Belinda Snap*
Beauman, Ned Madness is Better than Defeat
Benioff, David City of Thieves
Benjamin, Chloe The Immortalists
Berg, Gretchen The Operator
Berg, Laura van den Find Me
Bethel, John David Blood Moon
Bivald, Katarina The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Black, Rose The Unforgetting
Boone, Ezekiel The Hatching:

  1. The Hatching
  2. Skitter
  3. Zero Day
Bouchard, Roxanne We Were the Salt of the Sea
Bradley, Rebecca Three Weeks Dead
Braithwaite, Oyinkan My Sister, the Serial Killer
Braun, Theresa Dead Over Heels
Brennan, Marie Memoirs of Lady Trent:

  1. A Natural History of Dragons
  2. The Tropic of Serpents
  3. The Voyage of the Basilisk
Briggs, Andy CTRL S
Broadribb, Steph Deep Blue Trouble
Brodie, Alison Zenka
Brody, Frances Kate Shackleton:

  1. Death at the Seaside
  2. Death in the Stars
Brookmyre, Christopher Boiling a Frog
Brookner, Anita Hotel du Lac
Brooks, Elizabeth Call of the Curlew
Brown, Dan Origin*
Brown, Pierce Morning Star
Burgess, Anthony A Clockwork Orange
Burke, Sue Semiosis
Burnet, Graeme Macrae His Bloody Project
Burns, Rebecca The Bishop’s Girl
Burston, Paul The Closer I Get
Bussi, Michel
Butler, Octavia E. Kindred
Butler, Robert Olen Paris in the Dark
C Cannon, Joanna
Carey, Edward Little
Carey, Jacqueline Starless
Carey, M. R. The Boy on the Bridge
Cargill, C. Robert Sea of Rust
Carlin, Laura The Wicked Cometh
Cavanagh, Steve Thirteen*
Cave, Holly The Memory Chamber
Chait, Gavin Lament for the Fallen
Chanter, Catherine The Well*
Chevalier, Tracy New Boy
Child, Heather
Chirovici, E. O.
Christie, Agatha
Christopher, John The White Voyage*
Clarke, Lucy You Let Me In
Clements, Katherine The Coffin Path
Cline, Emma The Girls*
Cline, Ernest Armada*
Cogman, Genevieve The Invisible Library:

  1. The Invisible Library
  2. The Masked City
Cohen, Julie Falling
Cole, Daniel Ragdoll:

  1. Ragdoll
  2. Hangman
Collins, Bridget The Binding
Collins, Sara The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Connolly, John Night Music: Nocturnes Volume 2
Conran, Alys Dignity
Cooper, Fran
Cotterell, T. A. What Alice Knew
Crichton, Michael Jurassic Park:

  1. Jurassic Park
  2. The Lost World
Crouch, Blake
Cullen, Helen The Lost Letters of William Woolf
Cummins, Fiona Rattle*
Curtis, Emma
Cutter, Nick The Deep
D Dahl, Roald Tales of the Unexpected
Dalcher, Christina VOX
Darke, Minnie Star Crossed
Davis-Goff, Sarah Last Ones Left Alive
Dazieri, Sandrone Kill the Father
Deakin, Leona Gone
Dean, Will Dark Pines
Deaver, Jeffery Lincoln Rhyme

  1. The Steel Kiss
  2. The Burial Hour
  3. The Cutting Edge

Colter Shaw:

Deighton, Len SS-GB*
Delacourt, Gregoire The First Thing You See
DeWitt, Patrick
Dicker, Joël The Baltimore Boys
Downer, Lesley The Shogun’s Queen
Downing, Samantha My Lovely Wife
Doyle, Roddy The Woman Who Walked into Doors
Durrant, Sabine Lie With Me
E Eames, Nicholas The Band:

  1. Kings of the Wyld
  2. Bloody Rose
Edwards, Mark
Eggers, Dave The Circle
Ekbäck, Cecilia
El Akkad, Omar American War
Elliott, Rachel Do Not Feed the Bear
Elliott Wright, Susan The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood
Ellis, Bella The Vanished Bride
Ellis, Janet The Butcher’s Hook
Ellwood, Nuala
Evans, Claire The Fourteenth Letter
Extence, Gavin
F Fielding, Helen Bridget Jones’s Diary
Finn, A. J. The Woman in the Window
Fitzgerald, Helen Viral
Fitzgerald, Penelope Offshore
Flanagan, Richard The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Fletcher, Susan House of Glass
Flint, Emma Little Deaths*
Ford, Jamie Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Fountain, N. J. Painkiller
Franchini, Livia Shelf Life
Fridlund, Emily History of Wolves
G Gaiman, Neil American Gods*
Galbraith, Robert Cormoran Strike

  1. Career of Evil
  2. Lethal White*
Garber, Stephanie Caraval
Gardner, Lisa When You See Me
Golden, Christopher
Golding, Melanie Little Darlings
Griffiths, Elly The Stranger Diaries
Gustawsson, Johana Roy & Castells:

  1. Block 46
  2. Keeper
  3. Blood Song
H Haig, Matt How to Stop Time
Hale, Katie My Name is Monster
Hall, Louisa Speak
Hall, Sarah The Wolf Border
Halls, Stacey The Familiars
Hamdy, Adam Pendulum
Hamer, Kate The Girl in the Red Coat
Hamid, Mohsin Exit West
Hammer, Chris Scrublands
Hannah, James The A-Z of You and Me
Hannah, Sophie Did You See Melody?
Hardie, Mark Burned and Broken
Hardinge, Frances
Harper, Jane The Lost Man

Aaron Falk:

  1. The Dry
  2. Force of Nature
Harris, S. A. Haverscroft
Harris, Sarah J. The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
Harrison, Melissa
Hartley, Lisa Ask No Questions
Hauser, Emily Golden Apple Trilogy:

  1. For the Most Beautiful
  2. For the Winner
  3. For The Immortal
Hawke, Sam City of Lies
Haynes, Elizabeth The Murder of Harriet Monckton
Haynes, Natalie
Heng, Rachel Suicide Club
Herbert, Frank Dune
Heuvelt, Thomas Olde Hex
Hickam, Homer Carrying Albert Home
Hickie, Amanda Before This is Over
Hill, Harry Flight from Deathrow*
Hill, Joe
Hill, Mark Two O’Clock Boy
Ho Davies, Peter The Fortunes
Hogan, P. S. The Intruder
Holliday, S. J. I. The Lingering
Honeyman, Gail Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Horowitz, Anthony Magpie Murders

Detective Daniel Hawthorne:

  1. The Word is Murder
  2. The Sentence is Death
Howrey, Meg The Wanderers
Hughes, Michael The Countenance Divine
Hunter, Cara DI Fawley:

  1. Close to Home
  2. In the Dark
  3. No Way Out
  4. All the Rage
Hunter, Megan The End We Start From
Hurley, Andrew Michael
I Ince, Robin et al. Dead Funny
Ishiguro, Kazuo
J Jakobi, Francesca Bitter
James, Marlon A Brief History of Seven Killings
Jameson, Hanna The Last
Jasmon, Sarah The Summer of Secrets
Jeong, You-jeong The Good Son
Jónasson, Ragnar Snowblind*

Hidden Iceland:

  1. The Darkness
  2. The Island
Jones, Alan Bloq
Jones, Stephen Lloyd The Disciple
July, Miranda The First Bad Man*
K Kanon, Joseph Defectors
Kara, Lesley The Rumour
Katsu, Alma
Kawakami, Hiromi Strange Weather in Tokyo
Kent, Hannah The Good People
Kernick, Simon We Can See You
Keyes, Daniel Flowers for Algernon
Khan, Katie
Kidd, Jess
King, Stephen (aka Richard Bachman)
King, Stephen with King, Owen Sleeping Beauties*
Kirk, Shannon The Method*
Klefstad, Dan The Caretaker
Knight, Renée
Kohler, Hannah The Outside Lands
Kopievsky, Mikhaeyla Resistance
Kristoff, Jay Nevernight:

  1. Nevernight
  2. Godsgrave*
  3. Darkdawn
L Lagercrantz, David The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Lapena, Shari
Laurain, Antoine Smoking Kills
Lee, M. Jonathan
Leipciger, Sarah The Mountain Can Wait
Lelic, Simon
Lemaitre, Pierre Inhuman Resources
Leuschel, H. A.
Levene, Rebecca The Hunter’s Kind
Levin, Ira The Boys From Brazil
Lewis, Beth
Lindsay, Joan Picnic at Hanging Rock
Littlewood, Alison Mistletoe
Lloyd, Tom Stranger of Tempest
Locke, Phoebe The Tall Man
Logan, Kirsty

Things We Say in the Dark*

Lotz, Sarah
Lowe, Katie The Furies*
Lunde, Maja Climate Quartet:

  1. The History of Bees*
  2. The End of the Ocean
Lupton, Rosamund Three Hours
M Mackenzie, Rebecca In a Land of Paper Gods
Macneal, Elizabeth The Doll Factory
MacNeil, Kevin The Brilliant & Forever
Madsen, Seraphina Dodge and Burn
Mahmood, Imran You Don’t Know Me
Marrs, John The Passengers
Mazzola, Anna
McBeth, Colette
McCarthy, Tom Satin Island
McDermid, Val Out of Bounds
McEwan, Ian Enduring Love
McGeorge, Chris Guess Who
McGowan, Claire What You Did
McGuire, Ian The North Water
McKeagney, K. A. Tubing
McKnight Hardy, Lucie Water Shall Refuse Them*
McMillan, Jo Motherland
Melamed, Jennie Gather the Daughters
Menmuir, Wyl The Many
Merritt, Stephanie While You Sleep
Meyer, Stephenie The Chemist
Michael, Simon Charles Holborne:

  1. The Brief
  2. An Honest Man
  3. The Lighterman
Michaelides, Alex The Silent Patient
Miller, Andrew The Crossing
Miller, Madeline Circe
Mills, Mark Where Dead Men Meet
Mitchell, David Slade House
Mitchell, Maggie Pretty Is
Montes, Raphael Perfect Days
Moor, Jessica Keeper
Moore, Jonathan The Poison Artist*
Morden, S. J. One Way*
Mosawi, Anthony Trust No One
N Nathan, Alix The Warlow Experiment
Neuvel, Sylvain Themis Files:

  1. Sleeping Giants
  2. Waking Gods
  3. Only Human
Newman, Peter The Vagrant*
Ng, Celeste Little Fires Everywhere
Nolan, Dominic Past Life
Norris, Barney Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
North, Claire
North, Lauren The Perfect Betrayal
Novik, Naomi Uprooted

  1. Temeraire 
  2. Throne of Jade
O O’Donnell, Paraic The House on Vesper Sands
O’Farrell, Maggie Hamnet
O’Hagan, Andrew The Illuminations
O’Reilly, Noel Wrecker
Obioma, Chigozie The Fishermen
Okorafor, Nnedi The Book of Phoenix
Okri, Ben The Famished Road
Onda, Riku The Aosawa Murders
P Page, Libby The Lido
Painter, Sarah Beneath the Water
Parker, Harry Anatomy of a Soldier
Parks, Adele The Stranger in my Home
Patrick, Den Erebus Sequence:

  1. The Boy with the Porcelain Blade*
  2. The Boy who Wept Blood*
  3. The Girl on the Liar’s Throne
Paull, Laline The Ice
Paver, Michelle
Pearce, A. J. Dear Mrs Bird
Percy, Benjamin The Dead Lands*
Perks, Heidi
Perrat, Liza
Perry, Sarah
Phillips, Helen The Beautiful Bureaucrat
Pierre, D. B. C. Vernon God Little
Pinborough, Sarah
Polansky, Daniel The Builders
Punke, Michael The Revenant*
Purcell, Laura Bone China
Q Quick, Matthew Every Exquisite Thing
R Raabe, Melanie The Trap
Raymond, Gary The Golden Orphans
Reid, Rebecca Truth Hurts
Reynolds, Amanda Close to Me
Rhys, Rachel
Richmond, Michelle The Marriage Pact
Riel, Ane Resin
Rudd, Alyson The First Time Lauren Pailing Died
Russell, Craig The Devil Aspect
Rutger, Michael Anomaly Files:

  1. The Anomaly*
  2. The Possession*
Ryan, Donal From a Low and Quiet Sea
Ryan, W. C. A House of Ghosts
S Sager, Riley
Sahota, Sunjeev The Year of the Runaways
Saunders, George Lincoln in the Bardo
Savage, Thomas The Power of the Dog
Scalzi, John Lock In
Schmidt, Sarah See What I Have Done
Schwab, V. E. This Savage Song*

Shades of Magic:

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic*
  2. A Gathering of Shadows
  3. A Conjuring of Light*


  1. Vicious
  2. Vengeful
Scott, Nikola
Searle, Nicholas The Good Liar
Sedgwick, Marcus Mister Memory
Setterfield, Diane Once Upon a River
Shafak, Elif The Architect’s Apprentice
Shemilt, Jane Little Friends
Shepherd-Robinson, Laura Blood & Sugar
Sigurdardóttir, Lilja Reykjavik Noir:

  1. Snare
  2. Trap
  3. Cage
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa The Undesired
Slimani, Leïla Lullaby
Smaill, Anna The Chimes
Smith, Ali Autumn
Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Smythe, J. P. Way Down Dark
Smythe, James I Still Dream
Snaith, Mahsuda The Things We Thought We Knew
Spain, Jo
St Aubyn, Edward Dunbar
Stansfield, Katherine Falling Creatures
Steiner, Susie Missing, Presumed
Sternbergh, Adam The Blinds
Symon, Vanda Overkill
T Tchaikovsky, Adrian Children of Time
Tearne, Roma The Last Pier
Thorpe, Rufi Dear Fang, With Love
Tinti, Hannah The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Tobin, Sophia The Vanishing
Todd, G. X. Voices:

  1. Defender
  2. Hunted
  3. Survivors
Tóibín, Colm House of Names
Toner, Tom Amaranthine Spectrum:

  1. The Promise of the Child
  2. The Weight of the World
Toon, Francine Pine
Torjussen, Mary Gone Without a Trace
Turton, Stuart The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Tuti, Ilaria Flowers Over the Inferno
Tyce, Harriet Blood Orange
Tyler, Anne A Spool of Blue Thread
U Underdown, Beth The Witchfinder’s Sister
V Vaughn, S. K. Across the Void
Voss, Louise The Old You
W Walker, Karen Thompson The Dreamers
Walters, Damien Angelica The Dead Girls Club
Walters, Michael The Complex
Ward, Catriona Little Eve*
Warner, Benjamin Thirst*
Watkins, Claire Vaye Gold Fame Citrus
Watkins, Roz The Devil’s Dice
Weir, Andy
Wesolowski, Matt Six Stories:

  1. Six Stories
  2. Hydra
  3. Changeling
  4. Beast
Whitaker, Chris
Whitehead, Colson The Underground Railroad
Whitehouse, David The Long Forgotten
Wilde, Suzie The Book of Bera
Williams, Katie Tell the Machine Goodnight
Wilson, Daniel H. Robopocalypse*
Windo, Nick Clark The Feed
Winters, Ben H.
Winterson, Jeanette
Wright, Austin Tony & Susan (aka Nocturnal Animals)
Y Yanagihara, Hanya A Little Life
Yap, Felicia Yesterday
Young, Darren Child Taken
Z Zafón, Carlos Ruiz The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Zumas, Leni Red Clocks