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Book Review: Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟  (3 stars)

I looked forward to reading this from the moment I finished the third installment and I have to report that I was thrilled to get into it and a little annoyed that it took me so long to get through it. Perhaps my week was busier than I thought it'd be. I checked and this one definitely clocks in at a heftier page count than the prior three books so that may have had something to do with it too.

Book Review: Lies by T.M. Logan

Lies by T.M. Logan
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟  (3 stars)
Publisher: St Martin's Press (September 2018)


This was quite the page turner and has so many lies going on by so many characters that I found the one character who wasn't lying, was a bit pale in comparison.

Book Review: Murder on the Marshes by Clare Chase

Murder on the Marshes by Clare Chase
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars)
Publisher: Bookouture (July 31)

I now have another procedural investigative series to follow. MotM was a whip-smart read that had a good many surprises and twists.

Book Review: Grants Pass by Jennifer Brozek & Amanda Pillar

Grants Pass by Jennifer Brozek (Ed.)
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟 (3 stars)
Publisher: Morrigan Books

It's another apocalyptic anthology for me here and I quite enjoyed it. I came across this after having read The Book of the Unnamed Midwife and it sounded worth a read. As with all anthologies, some stories click more than others. I was already familiar with Seanan Maguire but the other authors here were new to me. My favourites:

Book Review: The Affliction (Maggie Detweiler & Hope Babbin #2) by Beth Gutcheon

The Affliction by Beth Gutcheon
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars)
Publisher: William Morrow

This was a solid three star read for me until the last five chapters, which pushed it up to a four for me and I am already looking forward to another mystery with Maggie and Hope.

Book Review: The Prefect (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #1) by Alastair Reynolds


The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars)
Publisher: Gollancz

I came across the short story Vainglory by Alastair Reynolds in the collection Edge of Infinity and remembered that I had a few of his novels in my TBR pile and owned them in ebook and analog. He's apparently an author whose stories I've been drawn to but hadn't actually got around to reading and I was merely collecting.

Book Review: Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1) by Meg Elison

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
My rating: 🌟🌟🌟 (3 stars)
Publisher: 47North

Initial thoughts: Good but seriously dark for almost the whole first two-thirds of the book bordering on misery porn. It's the apocalypse but damn, I started rooting for the fever to finish off the job. The last third held the hope and is the only reason I'm interested in continuing with the series.