Author Archives: Ms K

June 13

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

This is the story of Lale Sokolov, the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. It is one of the most powerful books I have read for a really long time and it sounds stupid to say I loved it because how can you love a soul destroying story like the title suggests?  But I […]

June 06

Melt by Lisa Walker

You may remember author Lisa Walker from my previous review of her title  Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing.  It was a lovely ride, full of whimsy.   Lisa is unafraid of big, outside-the-box ideas and she can make the crazy seem real. To top it all off she is funny and witty and good […]

April 19

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

This is the second book by Jane Harper I have read in the past six months. I was going to put a bit more time between reads but I just couldn’t help myself.  I loved Harper’s first novel,  The Dry, and I’m very happy to report I burned through this one like a raging fever […]

March 26

The Whole Bright Year by Debra Oswald

If, like me, you love the Australian television production Offspring, you will know Debra Oswald is the brilliant creator of what I can only describe as a joy-ride of a series.  I also reviewed a book of hers called Useful here and reported happily that I was a fan. But, alas, I am sorry to […]

February 25

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Brene Brown, as you may or may not know,  is one of the most famous Ted Talk speakers – ever. Her talk on Vulnerability is in the top 5 Ted Talks of all time so that in itself was incentive enough for me to pick up her latest book but also, as a New Years […]

January 19

The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn

I finished this book a few months ago so am very late to the blogging party with this review.  I was in two minds about what I really thought about it – I hoped that with some time, I would be a little clearer. Spoiler – this didn’t happen and I am still 50/50 – […]

January 07

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

I have always had a secret fascination about those folk who enter murder scenes to clean them up.  Hells bells, I couldn’t do it but there is something so ghoulishly intriguing about it, don’t you think?  If you, like me, have  a hidden penchant for such things, well dearest Readheads, this book is for you. […]