The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex takes inspiration from the real life disappearance of lighthouse keepers in the 1900’s. In this fictional novel, a journalist is attempting to uncover what happened to the three men that disappeared through interviews with their partners. The story switches between two timelines, 1972 and 1992. In 1972, the chapters focusContinue reading “The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex”

Shiver by Allie Reynolds – Book Review

“We speed across the plateau. Such emptiness below. I forgot how huge this area is. Walkers hike here in summer and trails zigzag up. It must be beautiful—a mass of Alpine flowers-but all there is to see today is straggly brown grass and rocky scree. No sign of life, not even a bird. The landContinue reading “Shiver by Allie Reynolds – Book Review”

Khalil by Yasmina Khadra – Book Review

Khalil by Yasmina Khadra was an extremely troubling, dark, and reflective story about a torn man headed towards a path of no return. Khadra explores what motivates an individual to carry out acts of terrorism and also how the most vulnerable are recruited by extremists. Yasmina doesn’t hold back and instantly begins the story withContinue reading “Khalil by Yasmina Khadra – Book Review”

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood – Book Review

“The moment that I took God out of the equation, the world became too large, too cruel and too indifferent for me to live in. I decided then that there was a God. There had to be. I needed Him” The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood was a novel I came across randomlyContinue reading “The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood – Book Review”