Fiction - Social Issues

The Yellow

The Carmen Novels Book 2
By EJ Averett

After enjoying the first novel, Scablands, in the Carmen Carillo series by EJ Averett, I was keen to get stuck into The Yellow. In this series, Carmen is a forensic psychologist often called in as a police consultant in nasty crimes, especially those of a...

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Raising Arthur

By Will Sherwood

Arthur Strohmeier shares his childhood in the beautifully written book, Raising Arthur by Will Sherwood. This is a tale of a young boy born to German immigrant parents at a time when it was not easy to be of German descent. His father was already...

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How We End Up

By Douglas Wells

How We End Up by Douglas Wells is a contemporary drama that explores the relationships we form, the actions we take, and the consequences that flow from them. Jackson Levee is a Florida teacher who longs for recognition of his poetry. He considers poetry to...

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Three Shoeboxes

By Steven Manchester

Fifteen years into a marriage with a woman he genuinely loves, Mac Anderson is instantly overcome with crippling anxiety in Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester. With a successful professional life, three children, and with the world on a string, Mac's seemingly perfect life collapses into...

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Miss Management

Anderson Family Series Book 2
By Traci Highland

Miss Management: Anderson Family Series, Book 2 is a contemporary fiction/new adult novel written by Traci Highland. Mags loved her job; there was something infinitely satisfying about helping stroke victims go from helpless and depressed to singing out loud and proud. They might not have...

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Second Chances

By Teresa Roman

Second Chances is a contemporary romance novel written by Teresa Roman. Vanessa felt trapped in her life, despite the love she felt for her two young kids. She would wake up and get them ready for school just as her husband would be getting home...

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Catfish

A Novel
By Madelyn Bennett Edwards

Catfish: A Novel by Madelyn Bennett Edwards is an energetic and poignant narrative that explores themes of love, family, and racism, set against the backdrop of a small town in the deep South in the sixties and the seventies, where the activities of the Jim...

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Schism

A Detective Mike Eiser Novel
By Clabe Polk

Let’s begin this review of Schism by Clabe Polk with what it isn’t: conventional. Because Schism involves people raised in the poorer black areas of the US, Polk has decided to add to the book’s authenticity by using dialogue between black gang members in a...

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Done Running

By Helen Bea Kirk

Done Running is a sleuth mystery novel written by Helen Bea Kirk. Porsha was fifteen years old when her family fell from financial grace and moved from their palatial digs in Hilldale into much more modest accommodation. As the movers packed away the last of...

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Jerusalem Stone

By Susan Sofayov

Jerusalem Stone by Susan Sofayov is an inspirational and engaging story that follows one woman’s journey in search of meaning after being struck by tragedy and loss. Twenty-three-year-old Julie Wasserman loses her job the same day her twin brother and best friend, Jack, is brutally...

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