A Face in the Crowd by Kerry Wilkinson

Five years ago, Ben was nervous about leaving the house on an important day, although it never mentioned where he will be going on that day. But one thing for sure is Ben, who works as a trader during the day is working hard for his and Lucy's wedding plan.…

Tell Me I'm Wrong by Adam Croft

Riley is on his way home after a football session. During the journey, he meets someone that he knows, and after the greeting, he is murdered by the unknown person. Then, the story introduces Megan, telling her struggle as a mother to bond with her newborn baby and the husband…

488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan

This book was never on my list until recently when the author mentioned the nomination of this book. I was sceptical and still am with books written by celebrities, comedians or any famous people. I feel bad for being judgmental before I check the preview of this book. Also, I'm…

What I Know by Miranda Smith

Back to 2000, Della remembers how her brother Brian tries to get revenge on her after she told their parents the broken guitar string. The story shifts between her present life as a teacher and the teenage life, which focuses on her brother Brian. Although Della seems has moved on…

Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda

This collection of short stories are inspired by the Japanese folklore tales which filled with supernatural and variety of yūrei and yōkai (ghosts and monsters). Each story appears as an individual short story. However, as you continue reading the collection, you will realise that the stories are connecting from one…

Closer to You, Adam Croft

It's all begins from a Tinder when Tom sends a message and initiate a conversation with the narrator. She is attracted by his charm and believes he may be the one for her. On the first date, Tom reveals that he had a daughter on his previous marriage. His wife…

The Plague, Albert Camus

"Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky."Part IThe unusual events occurred in 194- at the town of Oran, which is merely a sizeable French port on the Algerian coast, headquarters of the Perfect of…

Real World, Natsuo Kirino

First narrator Toshi tells a brief story of her life, including her family, friends, and as a high school student. She gives a short introduction of her neighbour who moves in two years ago, a family of three with a son who is a similar age to her. At first,…

Spurious Games, David Jenkins

Detective Inspector John Logos is confined by his health deterioration which forces him to work on a desk job at the St Brostal police station. At the present state, DI Logos may be lacking in physical fitness and experienced marriage disintegration, however, he has an impressive background before joining the…