Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review
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Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review

The Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke, which was a grass roots movement that addressed sexual assault and rape culture, has also found its way into contemporary novels and films. The 2019 Hollywood film, Bombshell is one such example, and there seem to be more on the way. Mary Higgins Clark’s novel, Kiss the … Continue reading

A Review of “The Lie Tree”: the power of a lie
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A Review of “The Lie Tree”: the power of a lie

Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree was the perfect read for my summer holidays in Catania last week. The book is fast paced with some good suspense and plot development. At the core of the narrative is a scientific discovery: a tree that will give you truth and knowledge through its fruits if you feed it … Continue reading

5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day
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5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is approaching and whether you’re romantically in love, single, or anything in between Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about roses, chocolates, and platters of oysters. For me, Valentine’s Day is a day where you get to tell the people in your life that you love them. This is not just for … Continue reading

Goodreads Winners Are In: Who were my favourites for 2018?
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Goodreads Winners Are In: Who were my favourites for 2018?

The wait is over! Goodreads has announced its winners for 2018, which also marks the ten-year anniversary of the book awards. Readers get the chance to vote for their favourite books based on different popular categories like fiction, sci-fi, and Romance. It is basically the Oscars for books. This year, Goodreads recorded over five million … Continue reading

A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment
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A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment

Noose: True Stories of Australians Who Died at the Gallows written by Xavier Duff is a brief history of some of Australia’s most infamous capital punishment cases. The book opens with the Mile Creek massacre, which was one of the first times recorded in Australian history where white Australians were trialed and found guilty of … Continue reading

“A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America”: or a history of not believing women
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“A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America”: or a history of not believing women

I know several men and women who have been affected by sexual assault and rape. Some of the cases of rape involved strangers, the man waiting in the shadows ready to attack. What I would call the traditional understanding of rape. However, the majority of the cases of rape from the people I know have … Continue reading

The ethics of crime solving and privacy: a review of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”
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The ethics of crime solving and privacy: a review of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”

If you are a fan of true crime writing, you will be well aware of Michelle McNamara’s work: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. It is a truly chilling, terrifying, unsettling, and complicated story that spans decades. Since its release, the cold case also became extremely … Continue reading

4 True Crime Novels to Read if You Are Obsessed with the T.V. Show ‘Making a Murderer’
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4 True Crime Novels to Read if You Are Obsessed with the T.V. Show ‘Making a Murderer’

Last Woman Hanged is an Australian novel by Caroline Overington. This book is more than just an insight into Australia’s early justice system, it is also about women’s rights in Australia and their representation in the legal system. Whether you think Lousia Collins was innocent or not, this book will challenge what you think you … Continue reading

“Tricky Twenty-Two”: the latest Plum installment from Janet Evanovich
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“Tricky Twenty-Two”: the latest Plum installment from Janet Evanovich

The latest Stephanie Plum book, “Tricky Twenty-Two” was released in November this year. I’ve been following the series since book number one, “One For The Money” and every November, which is usually the release month for the Plum series, is like a Crime Fiction Christmas. And so here we are again with another review of … Continue reading

True Crime in South Africa: a review of Antony Altbeker’s “Fruit of a Poisoned Tree”
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True Crime in South Africa: a review of Antony Altbeker’s “Fruit of a Poisoned Tree”

Fruit of a Poisoned Tree is from New Journalism author, Antony Altbeker. Over 2005-2007, Altbeker followed the infamous trial of Fred Van der Vyver, the man accused of killing his girlfriend, Inge Lotz, in one of South Africa’s most brutal murders. The story is anything but simple. South Africa is a country in crisis and … Continue reading