Author Archive for Serena Fairfax

Review of The Wanderer by Michael Ridpath

Published by Corvus in 2018      ISBN: 978-1-78239-873-8 (PB)  This thriller sees the return from Boston of the intrepid Icelandic-American detective Inspector Magnus Jonson to the fire and ice territory of Iceland and Greenland to investigate some extraordinary crimes.  The…

Review of Guilt by Amanda Robson

Published by Avon Books in 2018    ISBN: 968-0-00-821224-7 (Paperback )  A debut novel that has won many plaudits is always a hard act to follow and this, the author’s second, must demonstrate the same knockout qualities as its predecessor. Here…

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…