Three Short Book Reviews

Three very different books to review here; one hit, one definite miss and the other a maybe.

The Killer Inside by Will Carver

First up we have The Killer Inside by Will Carver, a short story set in between the second and third books of the David January series. The only previous will carver book that I’ve read is the very dark thriller Nothing Important Happened Today (read my review here). This short story is also very dark and definitely left me wanting to know more. The story focuses on the killer from the previous books who has now been caught, although the killings are set to continue. I haven’t read the other books in the series, but I will be. Of the three books here this was the hit and I gave it 5 out of 5 on Goodreads.

The Viking’s Witch by Kelli A Wilkins

This particular book was a free download from Amazon and I was expecting so kind of a fantasy epic. It wasn’t and I don’t really know what market the book is aimed at; fantasy, historical romance or fans of vikings. A young witch is about to be burned at the stake but is rescued at the last moment by a horde of invading vikings. The leader of which falls in love with the witch. There were a couple of twists in the tale towards the end of the book, one was telegraphed a longtime earlier and the other would probably have helped with the narrative if it had been revealed earlier. This book was the maybe, and I persevered to the end but wasn’t really satisfied. Probably not enough sex or violence for me (insert winking emoji).

The Travel Diaries of John Dot by Kevin Kelly

Another free download, but from the travel section. While this book in theory is a travel book, it is also a work of fiction, which I didn’t realise until I was thoroughly fed up and annoyed with the main character. I gave up about a third of the way through as John Dot is a moron, and not a funny or likeable moron. In fact in the book he comes across as very weird and not someone you would ever want to meet. I gave the book one out of five on Goodreads, but then decided to delete all references to it. Avoid like the plague.