Tag: strong female

Review: Bonfire

So, I’m generally a skeptic when it comes to anybody crisscrossing into another career path. Musicians turning actor, actor turning musician and, apparently, actor turning author. But I am a big fan of Krysten Ritter, and it was one of the better picks for my Book of the Month club, so why not? Also, a caveat – this review may be refined and changed. I have a nasty dose of the flu (the joys of having a regular patient-zero in our home), so my brain is only fractionally functional!

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Review: Nothing Bad Happens Here

First, let me say that I was eager to read this debut novel from New Zealand author, Nikki Crutchley. I loved that it wasn’t Americanized – the spelling, the terminology, all authentic. I’m fairly certain that after a nine-year absence from my home country, my accent got a little bit stronger thanks to this read! And boy – what a read it is …

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Review: Dead Stop

Sydney Parnell is a Railroad Cop and a Marine with an unhealthy dose of PTSD and even more guilt. She carries her ghosts with her, quite literally. Dead men she attended while assigned to Mortuary Affairs during the Iraq War, or men she killed herself, appear at the worse possible moments.

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Review: Final Girls

Taking its cues from a slasher movie where only one person walks out alive at the end (think Halloween, Scream etc), Riley Sager takes us into the life of Quincy Carpenter, one of three girls dubbed a Final Girl by the press, the lone survivor of a horrific massacre while celebrating her best friend’s birthday at a cabin in the woods.  

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Review: All The Little Children

Finding herself, her children and assorted in-laws, survivors of a terrorist attack that has wiped out most of England, Marlene Greene has to figure out not only what’s happened, but how to get through it. She’s an astute businesswoman, completely used to making tough decisions, but harboring a healthy dose of guilt and resentment over being a working parent and sole breadwinner.

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