As regular readers of my blog already know, I moonlight over on the Mean Streets Crime Fiction Review blog – checking out thrillers and posting reviews. Last month I was lucky enough to have Simon Lelic’s forthcoming novel ‘The Child Who’ drop through my letterbox …
“A community is left reeling when twelve-year-old Daniel Blake is discovered to have brutally murdered his schoolmate Felicity Forbes.”
This is the first book I’ve read by author Simon Lelic. It’s a legal thriller tackling the shocking subject of murder of a child by a child. Usually this is not a subject matter I would pick to read about, but Lelic explores the personal and societal impact of this a horrific murder in a small community with such sensitivity that it’s hard to put the book down. It’s a classy, compelling and thought-provoking thriller – utterly superb.
Read the whole review here: http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/crimefiction/?p=472
I’ve just finished reviewing my second book for the fabulous crime fiction review site: Mean Streets.
The book I’ve reviewed is The End of Everything by Megan Abbott. It’s a dark and intense story of sexual awakening and complex relationships.
To read my review, and find out more about this and many other crime fiction books, why not hop over to Mean Streets …
Last week I ticked another first off my writerly list: to write (and have published) a book review.
It’s up on the fabulous new crime review site “Mean Streets”, the home of Crime Fiction. The site’s a wonderful idea – the aim, to review all the new crime, thriller and suspense novels coming out. If you like thrillers, I recommend you check it out. And if you don’t, well, why not saunter over a give it a look anyway!
For my first review I had the pleasure of reading Ali Knight’s debut novel Wink Murder. You can read my review here http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/crimefiction/2011/07/wink-murder-by-ali-knight/