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Book review: The End Of The City by David Bendernagel
Teenager Ben Moor is a born runner, but he can't escape from suburbia, the death of his father, or what he's going to do for the rest of his life. On the brink of adulthood he's forced to rethink relationships, perceptions of masculinity, and social destruction.
An eclectic mix of short stories from authors featured on the Awesome Indies website, Awesome Allshorts has something for every reader.
In a big old house in London divided into flats, something is amiss. There's a smell, odd break ins, odd behaviour. But all of the residents are running from something, or hiding from someone. How far will they go to keep from being found?
Here it is: the perfect balance of character-building and mystery in twelve neat stories showcasing Walt Longmire, sheriff of Absaroka County.
This is a story which, having been turned into a blockbuster starring Ben Affleck, has taken the world by storm. So I had a little read to see what all the fuss was about.
Dr Crane: Visionary. Pigeon expert. Philanthropist. Cake lover. Crane Mansions has been his home since childhood. But there are forces outside his control, all desperate to uncover the secrets surrounding his world.
Inspector Angelo Alunni has a problem on his hands – a possible murder in his small town, where every person close to the deceased has motive but not means. Can he break the case before another family member is taken out?
Marco is stateless, fifteen years old, and on the run from just about everybody. His uncle Zola thinks he knows too much, but Marco is struggling to figure out why. Can he alone solve the mysteries and murders he's been unwittingly tied up in, before he's caught by the crooks or the cops?
While the US considers itself permanently at war, the devastating effects of conflict so close to home often go unremarked. Straw Writes is the brutal and fractured account of a veteran, haunted by what he has seen.
Four girls, an enduring friendship stronger and more real than anything they've ever experienced. But would one of them kill to keep it?
A young girl is found naked and dead in one of Melbourne's newest, most secure residential buildings on top of a casino. The players are powerful, and nobody's talking. Three bodies are found tortured to death in a house in Oakleigh, there are no breaks in the case, or the the stifling Melbourne bushfire summer. For the head of homicide, it's a matter of keeping on.
A serial-killer-thriller all twisted up in Allende's very distinctive style? How could I pass this reading opportunity up? Well, I couldn't.
Not your average love story.
Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Jane Jenkins: socialite. Rule-breaker. Bitch. Murderer?
What maketh a writer? Critical acclamation? Sales? A drinking problem? A couple of dirty secrets? Breaking into the business is tough, but staying in it unscathed is even tougher.
Edie Kiglatuk is hoping for a quiet summer on Ellesmere Island, with a teaching post and the occasional hunt. But the land of the midnight sun is disturbed by a horrific murder, and the deeper Edie digs the more elusive the murderer becomes. Can Edie solve the mystery that's been plaguing Ellesmere for over fifty years?
Book review: The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai
Some houses have a history. People believe the Devohr mansion is haunted, but nobody knows the whole ghost story...
Can love blossom in Omni-Mart against impossible odds? What would really happen if people could live forever? And just how would you program your ideal girlfriend? These short stories are not for the faint hearted!