The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

At first I was intrigued by the prologue featuring young Garda Cormac Reilly who—after answering a call out—is faced with his first dead body and two neglected children. The rest of the book, which is set years later and follows a newly transferred to Galway Reilly, was markedly less engaging. Maybe readers who haven’t read […]


The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal — book review

My rating: ★★★✰✰ 3 stars An absorbing start gives way to an increasingly frustrating reiteration of the same arguments which provided little character development. “Grief came to her like a series of aftershocks—every time she thought she had moved on, something new reminded her of Mum.” The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters started well […]