shadow’s edge

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Shadow’s Edge (Night Angel #2) by Brent Weeks. The second instalment in the trilogy as Kylar struggles to redefine his life and deal with the betrayal of his best friend.

shadows of sounds

⭐⭐⭐ Shadows of Sounds (DCI Lorimer #3) by Alex Gray. Lorimer deals with the complicated relationships behind the murder of a leading member of the Glasgow Royal Concert Orchestra.

song of the week 30: welcome home (sanitarium)

“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” by Metallica Genre: Thrash Metal Single Release Date: March 1986 (album only) Album: “Master of Puppets“ The song lyrics depict a man trapped in a mental asylum railing against the treatments being used to control his mental instabilities. It’s obviously not working as he is preparing to kill as part of an […]

mud, rock, blazes

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Mud, Rock, Blazes” written by Heather Anderson and read by Chelsea Stephens. A very personal journey as the author tries to set a new Fastest Known Time on The Appalachian Trail while dealing with her inner battle against low self-esteem and doubt.

forty words for sorrow

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Forty Words for Sorrow (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery #1) by Giles Blunt. Fantastic first installment of the books the TV show were based on. A serial killer investigation based in a Canadian winter.

the heretics of de’ath

⭐⭐ Heretics of De’Ath (The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage #1) by Howard of Warwick. A bizarre historical comedy set in 1066 in the strangest of monasteries that unfortunately fell far short of the mark for me.

song of the week 29: chelsea dagger

“Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis Genre: Rock Single Release Date: August 2006 Album: “Costello Music“ The song is named after Jon Fratelli’s wife Heather, a burlesque dancer whose stage name – a play on Britney Spears – he borrowed for the song. Fratelli described the tune as “a rock ‘n’ roll gig in an old speakeasy or something like that.” To me […]