The 2016 Round-Up

Another year coming to an end (and one many of us will be very happy to see the back of), which means its time for me to do a quick round-up and list my favourite books of the year. I’m late getting this out this year, so if you’re looking to buy any of these […]

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THE CITY OF MIRRORS by Justin Cronin

THE CITY OF MIRRORS Justin Cronin (enterthepassage.com) Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £20.00 The Twelve have been defeated and with them, the hordes of virals that sprung from their bloodlines. Amy is gone and Alicia has fled into the wilderness, her infection forcing her to seek isolation. As the years pass, the people of Kerrville grow complacent: […]

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THE POISON ARTIST by Jonathan Moore

THE POISON ARTIST Jonathan Moore (www.jonathanmoorefiction.com) Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £14.99 Toxicologist Caleb Maddox is a specialist in pain, his current research project an examination of the chemical changes severe pain can cause to the human body. In the same week that his girlfriend storms out of their home and relationship, his good friend, the San […]

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TRAVELERS REST by Keith Lee Morris

TRAVELERS REST Keith Lee Morris Weidenfeld & Nicolson (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £12.99 On the long drive from Seattle to South Carolina, the Addison family – Tonio and Julia, their son Dewey and Tonio’s brother, Robbie – are forced off the highway by a massive snowstorm and find themselves in the small town of Good Night, Idaho. Taking […]

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The 2015 Round-Up

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the year that has been. As is now “traditional”, I’ll be using this post to talk about my favourite books of the year, but first a quick blast through some of the non-bookish stuff that happened in the past […]

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An Interview with STEVE CAVANAGH

Name: STEVE CAVANAGH Author of: THE DEFENCE (2015) On the web: stevecavanagh.com On Twitter: @SSCav Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast, where he currently works as a practicing solicitor in the field of civil rights law. The Defence is his first novel. Thank you, Steve, for taking the time to chat with us. […]

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THE DEFENCE by Steve Cavanagh

THE DEFENCE Steve Cavanagh (stevecavanagh.com) Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £12.99 “Do exactly as I tell you or I’ll put a bullet in your spine.” Pushing the gun hard into my back, he said, “I’ll follow you out of the bathroom. You’ll put on your coat. You’ll pay for breakfast, and we’ll leave together. We’re going to […]

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The 2014 Round-Up

As another year draws to a close, it’s time for my annual retrospective of what’s gone on at Reader Dad. There’s a lot to cover this year, so without further ado… THE ROUND-UP As the reading year closes, I have read 65 books this year, more than every year except last year, but I had […]

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