Some books are remarkable because of the stories they tell; other books are remarkable because of their characters. Joseph Elliott’s The Good Hawk is remarkable because it is something new—something that is both brave and unequivocally wonderful.
Whenever I read a thriller, I want it to feel real. I want the plot to sound plausable, and I want the characters to be believable—and, well, if there’s one thing I can say about Barry Litherland’s Waves Break (on Unkown Shores), it’s that it feels very real.
There’s nothing quite like opening up a new book and sensing that you’ve just dived headfirst into a fairytale, yet this is exactly the feeling you get from Katharine and Elizabeth Corr’s A Throne of Swans.