Friday 28 October 2022

The Book: Murder City - review

 a lot of suspense

My Review

I enjoyed reading the book Murder City written by Dan Martin very much.
From the book cover, the location of the story, the characters and the story
itself, everything was well thought and well written.

I'm not sure this is a young adult book due to some violent scenes. However
it's a wonderful mystery with lots of suspense.

I recommend the book to everyone who likes to read an exciting story. 

Of course, I give without any doubt a 5 star rating for this fantastic writing.

It's always nice to get to know the author of the book a bit better.
That's the short biography of Dan Martin. 

About the author

Dan Martin provides novels and short stories that feature complex
characters and archetypes that will resonate with readers from a
wide back ground of interests.

Wilderness settings are frequently featured in Dan's work. They are
places he has known and terrain he has explored. He grew up in a
family of guides and outfitters in Northern Alberta and worked several
years as a field officer with Alberta Forestry Lands and Wildlife.

Dan is a semi-retired psychotherapist. Characters in his novels are
often a projection of personalities he has known during many years
of counselling offenders, people with personality disorders, victims
of abuse and oppression, or simply those dealing with life
adjustment issues.

Novels and short stories are featured on

Thank you very much for this excellent reading chance Booktasters and
the author as well. All they wanted is my honest review, which I did. 

Thursday 13 October 2022

Fearghus Academy: Chrystal Shards

 A wonderful series

My review

I already read Fearghus Academy – October jewels with lots of pleasure,
so I was very keen to read the sequel.

As always, I liked the cover and the characters were amazing. They go through
a lot in this second episode. 

I also enjoyed the story, lots of drama, adventure and even some comedy.
I immediately fell this sequel became a bit darker. Nevertheless I’m looking
forward to read the next story and book!

Of course, I would recommend this book to all who want to read a different
but fantastic kind of young adult story.

Without any doubt I give a five star rating for this fabulous story! 


Thank you very much Booktasters and author I.O. Scheffer for providing
me a free copy in return for my honest review, which I did. 

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Recensie: Waarom zouden we bang zijn?

Op dinsdag 13 september 2022 vond in de Nicolaaskerk van Baarn de
boekvoorstelling plaats van "Waarom zouden we bang zijn?"
van auteur Marianne Visser van Klaarwater. 

Eerder las ik het boek "De doorzetster" van haar (zie deze link) en
mocht ik haar vragen stellen voor de auteur in de kijker post (zie
deze link). 


Hoewel het boek "Waarom zouden we bang zijn?" wat verder van
mijn eigen leefwereld stond dan "De Doorzetster", vond ik het een
enorm spannend boek. Marianne schrijft heel verhalend en heel 

Naarmate ik meer in het verhaal kwam, voelde ik de dreiging toenemen.
Ook schetst de auteur heel goed de historische context van de tijdsgeest
en van de Bismarck Archipel  (Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Bovendien heeft ze ontzettend grondig onderzoek gevoerd zowel in
persoonlijke brieven, als in historische documenten. 

Ik raad het boek dan ook zeker aan voor iedereen die geïnteresseerd
is in het leven van missionarissen. Ook was het zeer interessant om te
lezen over de Bismarck Archipel.

Daarom geef ik zonder enige twijfel 5 sterren op 5 voor dit schitterend

Ik had het voorrecht om dit boek te lezen, dankzij de auteur: Marianne
Visser van Klaarwater. Hartelijk dank!