Book review: The Way We Came In – Kelby Losack

  Hot on the heels of the excellent Heathenish, The Way We Came In┬átells the story of brothers trying to make ends meet after one is released from prison. How do they do this? They both get jobs at the local store packing groceries, right? Wrong! Drugs, poor decisions lie at the centre of this…

Book review: Heathenish – Kelby Losack

  Kelby Losack’s Heathenish is a thoroughly gritty hood tale told in an engaging style via a series of vignettes. The book has a smooth autobiographical vibe and can easily be read in a single sitting. Heathenish is also exactly the sort of book I expect to see published by Broken River Books. The story…

Book review: Hard Sentences – Crime fiction inspired by Alcatraz.

Alcatraz-a place synonymous with hopelessness and despair. The infamous prison island is the catalyst for a series of crime stories that sit trapped inside this anthology from Broken River Books, edited by David James Keaton and Joe Clifford. I’ve been looking forward to this anthology since I first heard about it and to a large…

2016 best of the best…according to The Grim Reader.

I’m sure you have all been hanging on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what novels would feature in my top 20 for 2016. It has been another bumper book year. My Goodreads challenge was met in September, and I anticipate cracking 200 books for this year (including novellas, anthologies and novels)….