Category Archives: Books

Cruel Summer by M.R. Mackenzie; “Turning up the Heat”

Published this week, Cruel Summer is the direct sequel to the critically acclaimed In the Silence from 2018 (you can read my review of that one, here) and the second in instalment in a prospective Kelvingrove Park trilogy from Glaswegian crime novelist, M.R. Mackenzie. Whereas

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

You may have heard the stories that Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine in its recipe, but have you heard the one where heroin was first marketed as an over the counter cough syrup? Or perhaps the story of a little pick me up pill called

The Girls by Emma Cline

The debut novel by Emma Cline, The Girls, is fine. An uninspiring way to start a review, I know, but that’s exactly how this book left me feeling – uninspired. I wanted to connect with it, I read many great reviews from sources I trust