The Malta Independent 24 April 2018, Tuesday

Books

'Look for Me' reveals how love and hope can overcome all

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:28 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Look for Me: a Novel" (Dutton), by Lisa Gardner A horrible crime prompts a hunt for the sole survivor who is either extremely lucky — or perhaps the perpetrator — in Lisa Gardner's...

A prize for thrillers without female victims divides opinion

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 11:25 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

It's a chilling cliche of thrillers that women often end up abducted, abused or dead. One writer is so sick of the violence that she has set up a book prize to reward crime novels "in which no...

The author of the Labour battle hymn

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 09:44 Last update: about 2 months ago Noel Grima

Labour supporters must remember the Innu tal-Partit tal-Haddiema that they sang so vociferously in the past, the one that begins Lejn din l-ghaqda fis nittajru and its catchy tune. This was...

'Killer Choice' ekes out suspense despite puzzling stakes

Monday, 19 March 2018, 11:27 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Killer Choice" (Berkley), by Tom Hunt Gary's pregnant wife, Beth, has a brain tumor. It's going to take $200,000 they don't have to save her. Fittingly, that's how much a drug dealer across town...

Jojo Moyes charms readers again in new novel, 'Still Me'

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 11:25 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Still Me" (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking), by Jojo Moyes In 2012, author Jojo Moyes introduced readers to delightful caregiver Louisa Clark in the best-selling novel "Me Before You," followed by...

"The Atomic City Girls" (William Morrow), by Janet Beard

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 11:23 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"The Atomic City Girls" (William Morrow), by Janet Beard Eager to escape life in the country, June Walker begins work at a top secret government community in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World...

'Force of Nature' is compelling novel by Jane Harper

Friday, 16 March 2018, 11:21 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Force of Nature: a Novel" (Flatiron Books), by Jane Harper A team-building expedition into Australia's bush land quickly evolves into a taut plot about survival — both in business and in...

'A False Report' is heartbreaking story about rape

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:18 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America" (Crown), by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong Despite its contradictory and confusing title, "A False Report: A True Story of Rape in...

One man’s journey, many travels

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 14:57 Last update: about 2 months ago Charles Flores

As bilingual Maltese writers go, Victor Fenech is certainly at the top of the crop. He has been at it since way back in the early Sixties, writing poetry and prose that were mostly meant to deliver -...

A life worth living

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 14:56 Last update: about 2 months ago

This is an autobiography with a difference. Rather than placing himself centre stage, the author, Peter Calamatta, concentrates on the mentors in his life and weaves his life-story through them. It...

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