Review – Echoes of Silence by Indie Black

Aaargh, a cliffhanger! This one is on me though, as I didn’t read the recommendation I saw on Instagram properly. Just be aware there is one, and you can pre-order Part 2 of the two book series (Echoes of Vengeance, publication June 2022.) Okay, now THAT’s all out the way, the book. Wow. A veryContinue reading “Review – Echoes of Silence by Indie Black”

Review – Just Jonathan by Donna Scuvotti

This was a new genre for me, a cosy murder mystery book, although to be honest, it isn’t that cosy. Compared to some of the stuff I read, I guess it is but don’t be fooled. There are some tough issues being played out here. Jonathan is a thirteen-year-old boy dealing with the death ofContinue reading “Review – Just Jonathan by Donna Scuvotti”

Review – Hush (Tainted Love series) by R&C Christiansen

It’s a bold move, to write three books in a series which are essentially the same story but told by the main characters in their own words in each book. E.L. James did it (not very well, in my humble opinion,) but this… THIS is totally a different level. By the end of Book 2,Continue reading “Review – Hush (Tainted Love series) by R&C Christiansen”

Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen

I hated it. No, I hate-loved it. No, I love-hated it. Okay, okay, I loved this prequel to Tainted Love (reviewed here.) As much as you can love a story dealing with the kind of issues involved, anyway. Having read Tainted Love, I knew what was coming. I follow the authors on Instagram and theyContinue reading “Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen”

Review – Tainted Love: The Complete Trilogy by RC Christiansen

TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains mature subject matter pertaining to child abduction, alcoholism, and other abuse. !8+ Reader discretion advised. Never has a TW been so appropriate, or a title been so apt. The author wants people to know this isn’t an easy ride before they dive into this book. Tainted Love is an uncomfortable,Continue reading “Review – Tainted Love: The Complete Trilogy by RC Christiansen”

Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds

I read this book in one sitting. It’s short at 52 pages, but a real story of grit and determination to survive appalling odds. The author had suffered hideous abuse in the past, but has risen above it and refused to be a victim. Even though her life remains challenging, what shines through is aContinue reading “Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds”

Review – Broken Things by A.L. Garcia

“I tell him to leave the teddy in his locker, and I’ll get him some other time. I never get him.” The above quote is one of the most striking in A. L. Garcia’s book about the abuse Alma endures whilst she grows up. In that scene, a boy she likes has just given herContinue reading “Review – Broken Things by A.L. Garcia”