If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

I still can’t really make up my mind about this book. I enjoyed reading it – it’s original and well-written, thoughtful and compelling yet I can’t say I loved it. I think the problem is that it’s supposed to be a thriller yet I think I would have liked it better if it wasn’t. That sounds very counter-intuitive but I hope I can explain myself. … Continue reading If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

I chose to read this novel because it had such good reviews and was the winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. It was actually even better than I thought it would be. Detective Cat Kinsella is part of the murder investigation team that discover the body of a woman called Alice Lapaine. Her body is discovered in very close proximity … Continue reading Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

I’m afraid I didn’t like this book very much. It wasn’t terrible and I don’t have particularly strong feelings about it but essentially it was just very ‘meh’. It is set in 1954 on the fictional, but realistic, island of San Piedro, off the coast of north-west America. A fisherman is found drowned in his nets and a Japanese-American man is accused of his murder. … Continue reading Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson