Keep Quiet

How do parents protect their children when an innocent mistake could ruin their whole life? Even when that mistake has horrific consequences which are deserving of punishment? That’s the question at the heart of Lisa Scottoline’s new book Keep Quiet..

The Dinner

Whenever I’m reading publicity material for books my hackles are raised by phrases such as “If you loved xx then you’ll love this”. It’s such a cheap way of selling a book which ignores the merits of the book being sold and attempts to piggy-back on the popularity of a previous success. I can see the merits of such tactics…


How far would you go to stop a terrorist attack? Waterboarding? Torture? Murder? Murder of the suspect’s family? That’s the question asked in the 2010 thriller Unthinkable starring Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Michael Sheen…

The Slap

One of last year’s big publishing hits was Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap. It won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and author John Boyne called it “one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium”

The Summer Book Buying Spree

It’s holiday time and for many of us and that means a chance to relax by a pool or on a beach with a cold drink and a book or ten! Unless you’ve bought hundreds of books that you’ve never got around to reading (yep, I’ve done that) then you’ll need to buy some to […]