The Map of Love – Ahdaf Soueif

Last night I dreamed I walked once more in the house of my father’s childhood: under my feet the cool marble of the entrance hall, above my head its high ceiling of wooden rafters: a thousand painted flowers gleaming dark with distance. Short-listed for the Booker prize and acclaimed by critics worldwide, Soueif’s novel certainlyContinue reading “The Map of Love – Ahdaf Soueif”

The Devil’s Triangle – Catherine Coulter

This book made little to no sense. Jumpig from one country to another, scrambled timelines and with a cast ranging from DaVinci and his lover to about 15 interchangeable personalities with generic names like Mick and Ajax, the book left little enthusiasm and kept me hoping for an early finish. And when the dialogue wasContinue reading “The Devil’s Triangle – Catherine Coulter”

Karin Slaughter – The Kept Woman

A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It’s the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim – a woman – has left theContinue reading “Karin Slaughter – The Kept Woman”

Black Mass by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill

Black Mass, the true story of a deal between Irish mobsters and their FBI handlers written by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. The South Boston neighborhood has long been considered a poor younger sibling to its swanky northern Boston locales. Long populated by generations of Irish immigrants, ties to the neighborhood runContinue reading “Black Mass by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill”