Thursday 23 May 2019

One way by S. J. Morden

One WayOne Way by S.J. Morden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great combination for me, greedy corporations and Sci Fi. The story has an unusual setting - Mars but the motives and competing agendas are fairly regular. Convicts are recruited to swap there life sentences for life on Mars building the first base there. The story follows Frank Kittridge and his interaction with the other convicts and the only company man Brack. It moves along at a quick pace even although the storyline spans years but retains adventure, mystery and twists all the way. Interestingly the author also paints a realistic picture of what life on Mars may be like for the first residents. Recommended

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The Island by Ragnar Jonasson

The Island (Hidden Iceland #2)The Island by Ragnar Jónasson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is perfect example of Nordic Noir. Set in Iceland Hulda is a police detective who picks up an unusual case of a suspicious death on a uninhabited island. It has to be one four friends as no one else was on the island or was there. The writing is very smooth and easy to follow building the tension as it goes without giving any major clues. Yes it is just a glorified "who done it" but it combines it with the problems of life in Iceland, long days or nights and the struggle with mental health. Unfortunately I expected more thrills hence only three stars but it was entertaining nonetheless.

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