“The world that Mytting brings the reader into is a lost world of simplicity and harshness and a stunning beauty where almost everything is within plain sight, and yet almost nothing can be
“A Lady Compromised is a complex, enthralling mystery that rivals those of Anne Perry and Agatha Christie.”
Critics for years have argued about whether T. S. Eliot was a closeted homosexual.
“A rare talent and an elusive one.”
“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”
“The Chanel Sisters is a well-researched historical fiction that depicts France’s Belle Epoch and post-war change.
“a love story, and also as a glimpse of a small Cornish town during a tumultuous time in history, when a dramatic turn of events can change an isolated teenager into a daring young woman.”
It seems a shame when a story begins with the death of the protagonist, but it signals the book’s trajectory and creates a story that must be told, now, lest it be forgotten.
“Sadistic, misogynistic murders and politicized police investigations are, unfortunately, universal. They don’t need a dictatorship.”
“Macallister’s writing is powerful, and she concocts a gripping story with strong, very human characterizations . . .”
“a novel that explores the nostalgia, loneliness, guilt, and conflicted patriotism of the (fictitious) last American who worked at the facility.”
“an entrancing family story and a surprising adventure. Gregory’s female characters are, as always, clearly human, deeply thoughtful, and driven by their own desires and agency.
“A gender-flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger.”
“with its attention to detail and swift narrative, fans of Mr.
“The quality and clarity of Ritt's writing and delivery are truly superb. Readers will feel like they're watching a movie.”
“wildly provocative, comical, and absorbing reading.”
“Murder at Queen’s Landing is a high-paced adventure with a light feathering of attraction between the protagonists.
“The story should suit fans of romance, historical fiction, westerns, and anyone who loves a straightforward adventure tale about decent people striving together to overcome hardship.”
“the story Follett weaves grabs you from the start and holds you in its grip till the fairy tale ending.
“within these pages, there are passages that approach the sublime. There is pain, anguish, horror, and sadness, alongside passages of subtle human feelings conveyed without words.
“From the beginning we know we’re dealing with the kind of unreliable narrator who’s voiced so many of the early 21st century’s bestsellers.”
“Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?”
“Graham Swift has a remarkable ability to slip back and forth in time, while identifying the many small incidents and markers that shape and reshape the lives of his characters.”
The Abstainer is a page turner. It begins with a dramatic real event, the hanging of three Fenian agitators, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, in Manchester, England, in 1867.
Lee and Adriano are a gay couple on sabbatical from their public relations tech firm to Orvieto, Italy, who become ensnared in an international conspiracy involving the death of Andrea, a Catholic