PositiveThe New York Journal of BooksIsaacs’ writing is clever and funny, with laugh-out-loud moments and strong character development. Her descriptions of people, activities, and Corie’s thoughts are witty and unexpected, making each turn of the page fun and anticipatory. The story moves quickly, the characters’ actions seem organic and realistic, and the climax of the book is satisfying. Highly recommended for anyone who likes fast-paced storytelling, quirky and interesting characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing right along with the protagonist.
RaveNew York Journal of BooksNever Tell is part police procedural, part inner discovery, part tutorial on what it means to be a survivor. The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the story dark and disturbing, but also redeeming. Gardner’s writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision. Lisa Gardner, the bestselling author of more than 20 novels, proves once again her storytelling skill. For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint.
Un-Su Kim, Trans. by Sora Kim-Russell
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"Translated by Sora Kim-Russell, The Plotters is written beautifully, thoughtfully, wandering through Reseng’s thoughts as a visitor observes a new landscape. The story is dark but inviting and feels like new territory, even in the genre of hit men. Un-su Kim takes us on a ride, but a ride with both action and contemplation. Highly recommended.\
Helene Tursten, Trans. by Marlaine Delargy
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"Helene Tursten brings Maud to life in this dark and disturbing, but also charming, set of stories ... Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily ... An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good is entertaining, fun, and ultimately satisfying. It’s a great little book to keep in your bag...\