Author Archive for Serena Fairfax

Review of The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

Published by Little Brown in 2018.     ISBN: 979-1-40871-123-1 (HB)  This is the first of the author’s several   novels to be translated into English.  “The smell of blood woke me.”  Yu-Jin is a twenty something South Korean aspiring lawyer and competition-winning swimmer with…

Review of Gringa by Joe Thomas

Published by Arcadia Books Limited in 2018    ISBN: 979-1-911350-24-8   Set in São Paulo during its re-development in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, this is a pacy read portraying vividly the dynamism and dysfunction, seediness and sensuality, corruption…

Review of Righteous by Joe Ide

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in 2017.  ISBN: 978-1-4746-0722-3 (HB)  There’s a spring in my step as I open this book – the hotly anticipated follow- up to the author’s terrific debut  “IQ”.  The super sleuth  with the golden heart, African-American Isaiah Quintabe…

Review of The Sons by Anton Svensson

The Sons by Anton Svensson - Published by Sphere in 2018 - ISBN: 978-0-7515-5777-0  This is the second book (The Father preceded it) of the internationally bestselling series Made in Sweden written collaboratively by award-winning script/screenwriter Stefan Thunberg and bestselling novelist and investigative…

Review of Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit - Published by Orion Books in 2107 - ISBN: 978-1-4091-7202-4   This novel, originally written in the German language and entitled Angst, was a bestseller in Germany and was adapted into a TV movie. The author is deputy editor-in-chief…

Review of Friend Request by Laura Marshall

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/friend-request-by-laura-marshall.html Friend Request by Laura Marshall - Published by Sphere in 2017 - ISBN: 978-0-7515-6835-6 (PB)  This is the author’s debut novel and it’s a  very promising psychological thriller.  Divorced mother Louise juggles her life between running an interior design business from…

Review of Dark Pines by Will Dean

https://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/dark-pines-by-will-dean.html Dark Pines by Will Dean Published by Point Blank on 4 January 2018   - ISBN: 978-1-78607-253-5 (PB)  The author, who is British, has made rural Sweden his home since 2012 and this is his debut novel.  Right from the…