Gail Ward Olmsted’s Miranda Writes urges people to do the right thing by highlighting the domino effect of one person’s selfish actions on the larger community. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Miranda Quinn received an opportunity to throw a rapist, Kane, behind bars. This case meant that she would help in delivering justice and receive a massive boost in her career. However, when her key witness, Becky Lewis, disappeared before the day of the trial, Miranda lost the case, her credibility, and her job.
“Moses never reached the Promised Land. It’s about the struggle and the effort, not the result.” – An excerpt from Three Muses by Martha Anne Toll
To say that Emily Calby’s sweet sixteen birthday was far from normal would be the understatement of the year. On her sixteenth birthday, she got arrested for carrying an illegal weapon. As she lived anonymously under a fake name, this arrest threatened her true identity being revealed to the world. As a murder charge got added to her original charges, her anonymous life should have been the least of her concerns. Soon, she found herself behind bars in a juvenile prison. Any hope she had of having an easy trial evaporated the moment she came face to face with Leslie, vindictive prosecutor hellbent on getting the “little gutter rat” (Emily Calby) thrown into an adult prison for life. The second book in the Emily Calby series, The Girl in Cell 49B by Dorian Box is the gripping tale of a sixteen-year-old who, like a phoenix from the ashes, rises from her anger issues and guilt of the past. But would she survive the law that has many exceptions attached to each rule?
Four entirely different people live in four separate flats of an apartment complex, The Palm Oasis Residences, in Mumbai. Although much varied than one another in their lifestyles, fears, and hopes, these four people were the same in one aspect: each one of them was equally lost. For instance, Asavari, the housewife — a victim in a loveless marriage — appeared worlds apart from Ravin, the lone painter — living in the past. At the outset, these two characters had nothing in common, yet deep within, they were quite similar. Both Sharat, an entrepreneur, and Evana, a fashion model, establish the age long words of wisdom of never judging a book by its cover.
The Tenant’s Wrath by Gabriel Nombo is a sci-fi novel that takes the readers to the 34th century. There have been other books that transport the readers into the future, but what distinguishes Tenant’s Wrath from others is the fact that Gabriel Nombo has placed the readers on another planet, Momento Mori. Tussled Platters is a researcher who has traveled from earth to the said planet to record the activities of the Momento Morians and understand their wrathful behavior. For the report research, he uses a device named Vqrtxheqp and follows one of the Momento Morians, Setifokasi.
The nincompoops are back in the fourth book of the Curmudgeon Avenue series, The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue by Samantha Henthorn. In a wild twist, the side characters of the previous books are in the limelight. However, this does not mean that Edna, Edith, and Harold have disappeared. On the contrary, they are everywhere now. Well, at least Edith is! Edna is despondent at the absence of Genevieve from her afterlife. Harold has declared that he and Edith are “technically” no longer married. Nevertheless, Edith is too busy getting Ricky and Wantha back together to bother about his declaration. Speaking of being bothered, Harold has his own share of paranormal interventions to worry about. Someone, he cannot see, is pushing him to reveal the truth about the elephant accident.
Just when they decided to discard these symptoms as the effect of a bug, the affected people started chewing, biting, and eating one another. Surprisingly, the bitten people began exhibiting the same maniacal behavior as the ones biting them.
Curmudgeon Avenue – The Terraced House Diaries by Samantha Henthorn is a hilarious take on the preposterous lives of Edna and Edith. After an elephant crushed Mr. and Mrs. Payne to death, Edna and Edith moved back to their parents’ house. The lives of these sixty-something years old sisters hadn’t quite turned out as well as they had expected. As a result, re-locating to Number One Curmudgeon Avenue was in the best interest of both of them. With their limited resources, they needed money to fix the roof of the house.
Screamcatcher – Dream Chasers by Christy J. Breedlove is the second book in the Screamcatcher series. After going through hell in the fourth dimension, Jory, Choice, Darcy, and Lander formed The Badlands Paranormal Society. Owing to her Chippewa heritage, Jory was the obvious leader of the group. On arriving at the house of their first client, they witnessed a dream catcher that was on the verge of unleashing chaos.
Death Do Us Part by J. L. Salter and Charles A. Salter is reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. Short stories of Death Do Us Part by J. L. Salter and Charles A. Salter grip a reader’s attention right from the very first tale. Buddies Forever, the first one, is the story about an injured…