Category Archives: Canadian fiction

“We Spread” by Iain Reid – Book Review

O.M.G.! What a  creepy and unsettling novel. I’m astounded that a young author like Iain Reid could so eloquently and sympathetically write of advanced old age. His understanding depiction of the vulnerabilities, loneliness, frailties, and memory loss, were quite outstanding. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Peter Robinson (1950-2022)

This week I was saddened to learn that one of my favourite novelists passed away on October 4th.  You can read Peter Robinson’s obituary as published in the Guardian. Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to … Continue reading

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“Whale Fall” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Roméo Leduc – is a Detective Chief Inspector of homicide working for the Sûreté du Québec, who works out of an office in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.  Roméo is a workaholic who loves to read, loves classical music, is a vegetarian, and has … Continue reading

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“Animal Person” by Alexander MacLeod – Book Review

Contents: 1) Lagomorph – A long marriage disintegrates through apathy, meanwhile an elderly albino rabbit named Gunther gives the couple a common interest. 2) The Dead Want – A young man travels far to attend the funeral of his first … Continue reading

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“Watch Out For Her” by Samantha M. Bailey – Book Review

“Everyone has parts of themselves they’re ashamed of, that they hide. Desperate people do desperate things. Not always on purpose. But sometimes.” Holly Monroe – a twenty-two year old med student who comes from a prestigious family who own a … Continue reading

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“Looking For Jane” by Heather Marshall – Book Review

Present – Angela Creighton Angela works in a book/antique store in downtown Toronto. One day she discovers a lost letter, still sealed, some seven years after it should have been delivered. She opens it and reads – only to find … Continue reading

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“Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

This is my third time reading the work of Shari Lapena and she never disappoints. This time around we read of a suburban neighborhood in New York’s Hudson Valley. Olivia Sharpe is married to Paul and the mother of sixteen … Continue reading

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“The Winter Sea” by Susanna Kearsley – Book Review

Present Day – Canadian novelist Carrie McClelland travels to Aberdeenshire Scotland to write her latest novel which is set in the historic Slains Castle. Once there, she finds that the book is almost writing itself as she seems to be … Continue reading

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“The Dogs of Winter” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Roméo Leduc – is a Detective Chief Inspector working for the Sûreté du Québec, who works out of an office in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.  Roméo is a workaholic and has little to no personal life. He loves to read, and is a … Continue reading

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“The Ghost in the House” by Sara O’Leary – Book Review

“I have broken the natural laws by my return. And there are, as always, consequences.” “I shouldn’t have ever had to see him with someone else, but I have.” When Fay returns to her marital home after being dead for … Continue reading

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