The Girl At The Bar

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by Nicolas Nash
Published
Mystery/Thriller
3.5 Stars

Rebecca, a cancer researcher goes missing after a one-night stand with a questionable man. Her disappearance happens in the middle of a battle between two pharmaceutical companies on the quest to find a cure for cancer. She is the best researcher they have had and she has done substantial work towards the ultimate goal of both companies. Continue reading

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The Other Girl

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by Erica Spindler
Expected publication: August 22nd 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
Mystery
4 Stars

Officer Miranda Rader is a well-respected officer in the Hammond, Louisiana police department. No one would have guessed that she had an unruly past and had even spent some time in juvenile detention. Fourteen years ago, a crime was committed against her and she was able to get away but she left behind somebody who needed help. The only problem was that her track record with law enforcement before that date had never been good and so they did not believe her when she reported the crime. Continue reading

Release Day:Here and Gone

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by Haylen Beck
Published: June 20th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group
Mystery Thriller
4.5 Stars

 

I read this about a month ago and I really enjoyed it! It’s out now and you can also get to love it as much as I did!

Audra Kinney is on the run. She has her two kids in the backseat and a trunk full of everything she dimmed essential to haul across the country. They are on their way to California from New York to start a new life. Audra’s husband was abusive and she finally got the courage to leave him. The only problem is that he has sent the child services after her because he claims she is an unfit mother. This means that every cop car she comes across spooks her out and so she tries to be on her best behavior. But everything goes wrong when they are driving through Arizona. Continue reading

Dead Aid:Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa

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by Dambisa Moyo
Published
Nonfiction
3 Stars

I have been meaning to read this book for the last three years. I took a class and the lecturer brought it up a number of times, discussing Moyo’s valid points as well as some flaws in her solutions. I quickly forgot about the book as soon as I was done with that class. But a friend of mind reminded me of it recently and thanks to that I have read it. Continue reading

Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges

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by Ciku Kimeria
Published December 13th 2013
Fiction
3 Stars

 

“It really is a strange situation to find oneself in – that of attending your own funeral. If anyone told me that the day would come when I would get to listen to my own eulogy, see old lost friends shed a tear and notice the absence of those I had assumed would be at my funeral, I would have thought them mad.”

I am still trying to find contemporary Kenyan authors. I’ve been looking for a while now and I always end up being told of short stories and novellas. The only one I can consider a novel is Dust by Yvonne Owuor Adhiambo and maybe The Last Villains of Molo by Kinyanjui Kombani. I had heard about Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges from my sister and for the longest time I just could not pick up the book and read it. She gave that ‘meh’ answer when I asked her how it was. The story line sounds intriguing but the constant disappointment when looking for modern literature from Kenyans had put me down too. Continue reading