Missed Me by Trevor Wiltzen

Back in Blue River, Mabel’s story continues. Earnest to a fault, when Mabel hears about another missing girl she resolves to remain uninvolved this time…but that turns out to be impossible.  In the end, it doesn’t matter that she has kids of her own to worry about, or that the last time she helped withContinue reading “Missed Me by Trevor Wiltzen”

Roller Derby Vampire Girl by Josh Blackmon

Fun! Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun. Right, now that I’ve got my main feedback down…this is a vampire novel that offers a new slant and isn’t too heavy. Regina heads the local roller derby team at a roller rink that her boyfriend owns. Initially, the drama surrounds the believable, struggling relationship between the two. ThenContinue reading “Roller Derby Vampire Girl by Josh Blackmon”

Heart of a Runaway Girl by Trevor Wiltzen

The main character, Mabel Davison, is the star of this novel. She’s a down-to-earth single mum and a waitress. She owns the diner and an attached motel, but she isn’t rolling in money. Mable works hard and long and tries to raise her kids right. But if anyone lives the expression’ heart of gold’ it’sContinue reading “Heart of a Runaway Girl by Trevor Wiltzen”

Good Dogs Don’t Make it to the South Pole

(Edit (25/01/20): I think this book had a much darker ending that I realised at the time of finishing it. It’s only been two days of course but my mind keeps returning to this story, going over the things that happened in it. This is not a light story – it’s kept buoyant by theContinue reading “Good Dogs Don’t Make it to the South Pole”

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson

I was already a fan of delta blues before I read this book though to be honest I had not (knowingly) heard Robert Johnson’s blues. This book tries to remedy the misinformation, myth and outright lies that still surround Johnson’s life and death. It’s thorough. So thorough. And it’s not written in the style ofContinue reading “Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson”

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I’m ever careful about seeing reviews prior to reading a novel. I might scan them, looking at ratings (particularly from friends) but if I see something that could be a spoiler I look away. While reading Where the Crawdads Sing I saw a review that said “…can we talk about the ending?” Agh, I thought.Continue reading “Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens”