Falsehoods and Lies in The Imposter Bride

In the chaos during the final months of World War II, a woman stole the identity of a dead young woman named Lily Azerov. This woman took on Lily’s life and entered into an arranged marriage contract with Sol Kramer in Canada. On her arrival, Sol rejected her, though his brother Nathan, enthralled with the mysterious Lily, married her. Lily could only maintain the lie of her stolen identity for a short time before it became clear that she was not the real Lily. In the face of the truth and painful memories, she disappeared…

The Homage To the Eagle in An Eternity of Eagles

The eagle conjures up many different images from an aggressive predator to its astonishing beauty in flight. The interaction between eagles and humans has occurred for centuries, and noted author and naturalist, Stephen J. Bodio has written a book about these extraordinary birds that also includes the bird’s relationship with people…

An Unsettling Web of Stories in Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales

Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales is a collection of interwoven short stories where each story relates and flows into other stories creating a continuous storyline but from different perspectives. These stories are gothic but not graphic, disturbing but not frightening, and they are also haunting and clever. Some of the characters include a cabaret singer whose heart is outside her body…

Stuart Neville’s Latest Thriller, Ratlines

It’s 1963 which was less than twenty years after World War II, but former members of the Third Reich are being murdered in Ireland with three killings in less than two weeks. The government is concerned that there will be more killings so Albert Ryan in intelligence is assigned to the case, and soon Ryan is in contact with Colonel Otto Skorzeny who has been given a threatening note from the killer or killers. Skorzeny is a wealthy, dangerous…

An Empire Crumples in Range of Ghosts

With the death of Mongke Khagan a huge power vacuum was created across the steppes as civil war broke out between the heirs of the Khagan. Temur is one of the rightful heirs that once numbered a hundred, but the civil war between the heirs has taken a toll, and only a handful of the heirs remain. Temur, who has barely survived one of the battles, must flee a ruthless uncle who is determined to kill all the other heirs and take the throne.