Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Harbour Master by Daniel Pembrey 

A fantastic read, set in the genre thats hot right now, a crime thriller set in Amsterdam. The main character Henk is a typical police man, he sometimes does the wrong thing in order to reach the greater good.

The story is complicated as it becomes apparent that Henk can trust no one, not even the people who are supposed to be catching the bad guys. For Henk to succeed in catching a killer he must first untangle the web of deceit and corruption that is determined to halt his progress.

As the case unravels is Henk prepared to lose everything in order to get justice for the people he is sworn to protect?! 

A great read, will definitely be reading another of Daniel Pembrey’s books.

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To Fight For by Phillip Hunter 

To Fight For is the second book in the Killing Machine series and while this book was quite enjoyable and easy to read, I think it would hav emade more sense to me if I had read the series from the begining.
While I say the book is easy to read it does jump around a lot so unless you as a reader can cope with this then it maybe a rather difficult book to get your head around.
The main character Joe is basically out for vengance on anyone who had a hand in the death of his girlfriend Brenda, although she is dead she pops up in the story a fair bit.
The story gets right down to it and its bloody and violent throughout. I also feel that the reader never fully gets to understand why Brenda was murdered and why so many people have to die!
Like I said before I enjoyed the book but maybe if I had read the previous book I would have loved it.

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The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius 

Michelle Pretorius is a completley new author to my usual set of authors and I have to say this story had me hooked from the begining. At 456 pages this book gives you plenty of time to really get involved in the story, while a fictional novel the plot contains some material which readers may find all to real, partly set in South Africa around 1901 and the Boer War there are depictions of exctreme violence and racial motivations. While the rest of the book is set in South Africa in 2010, a more recent crime brings these two times crashing together with extreme concequences.

Even though the book is quite raw and blatant about what happened in South Africa I do not think that a reader should shy away from The Monster’s Daughter as it is a fantastic read and it had me on the edge of my seat a few times. Throughout the book I got angry, I got excited and I got nervous and worried everything that a great book should be, you end up living inside the book right until the very end.


I would highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy a story to get their teeth into and I will most certainly be reading another of Michelle Pretorius’  books.

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