Aussie thriller: Sweet Damage

Terror, revenge and intrigue on Sydney’s northern beaches.  Yes, you’re reading this correctly. It’s not often that you encounter a psychological thriller set in Manly.  But that’s exactly where Rebecca James’ new novel unfolds, amid the sun, the surf and the seagulls.  It’s familiar territory, which is certainly a novelty for me. Sweet Damage is […]

“Vengeance is mine; I will repay.”

Sometimes great love stories aren’t all that romantic. Anna Karenina is about love, but not the comfortable, wholesome, happily-ever-after kind.  The obsessive, overwhelming, destroys your life kind.  And while it’s tempting to jam this story into the familiar ‘star-crossed lovers’ category – I think Anna Karenina is more than that. Several weeks and 963 pages […]