Your Truth or Mine by Trisha Sakhlecha

I’m always intrigued by books with Indians as the main characters because there’s so much that I can relate to in the story. Even though the story is based between London and India there’s still little pops of familiarity throughout the book.  Genre and Themes I thought at first that this was a straightforward murder mystery but there is also a running theme of infidelity … Continue reading Your Truth or Mine by Trisha Sakhlecha

Book Review : The Longest March by Fred Khumalo – reviewed by Vasi Govender

When the lovely people at Penguin sent me this book to review, I just knew that my mum would enjoy it. She was a brilliant and dedicated History teacher for many, many years with a keen interest in South African History. It just so happened that she came to visit a few weeks ago and pilfered this book from my shelf, haha! So then she … Continue reading Book Review : The Longest March by Fred Khumalo – reviewed by Vasi Govender

As if Born to You

Book Review: As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake

Genre & Themes: Local Fiction Main themes – Family ; Racial divides ; Adoption ; Alcoholism Minor themes – Grief ; Morality ; Loss ; Poverty ; Social altruism Plot: When thirteen-year-old Zuri begins cutting herself, psychologist Ana is called in to help. Is the troubled girl trying to relieve the tension of being black in a predominantly white private school? And how healthy is … Continue reading Book Review: As if Born to You by Susan Newham-Blake

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Book Review – The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins

Genre: Crime thriller, Suspense Plot: On a hot July day, Garrick and Olivia Lockwood and their two children move into 25 The Avenue looking for a fresh start. They arrive in the midst of a media frenzy: they’d heard about the local murders in the press, but Garrick was certain the killer would be caught and it would all be over in no time. Besides, … Continue reading Book Review – The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins

Cari Mora

Book Review – Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Genre: Thriller Plot: There is a vault filled with over $25 Million in gold, hidden in a house in Miami that was previously owned by Pablo Escobar. The vault is not only hidden, it is also severely booby trapped. Now there are competing criminals after the legendary gold who will stop at nothing to get it. Cari Mora is a young immigrant who has escaped … Continue reading Book Review – Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

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Book Review: Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri

Genre Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Psychological Thriller Plot The story starts with a horrifying mass murder that is quickly attributed to a terrorist attack. Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli seems to be the only person who thinks that the event was too neatly packaged. She tries to investigate further but keeps getting blocked. When no-one at the police department is willing to listen, let alone help … Continue reading Book Review: Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri

BOOK REVIEW – BECOMING by MICHELLE OBAMA

📚Genre Autobiography 📚First Impressions Everyone knows who Michelle Obama is and I assumed that this book would be an endless stream of achievements that led to the White House. I was right, and I was wrong. 📚Review This is one beautifully written love story. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a romance, but instead a tribute to Michelle’s parents, her mentors, her husband and her … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – BECOMING by MICHELLE OBAMA

BOOK REVIEW: CITY OF LIES by SAM HAWKE

Genre – Fantasy First Impressions – When I read the synopsis, I thought this would be a book of fantasy and magic. I was wrong but I wasn’t disappointed. Summary – The story revolves around three characters who have been friends since childhood. It is an interesting layering of relationships throughout the book with characters evolving and dynamics changing as the situation in the city … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: CITY OF LIES by SAM HAWKE