Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.


Soho Press

The Seep by Chana Porter

The Seep are aliens who come to Earth in the near future. They are seemingly omnipotent beings who are pure sentience. They are joined, united, and have no physical form which makes Earth and its humans fascinating. Humans "partake" of... Continue Reading →

The Missing American by Kwei Quartey

The Missing American is Gordon Tillson who met the love of his life while working in Ghana in the Peace Corps. When his beloved wife dies of cancer, he mourns her for years and becomes a fixture in a Facebook... Continue Reading →

Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr

Opioid, Indiana chronicles a week in the life of seventeen-year-old Riggle, an orphan living with his uncle in a nameless Indiana town he calls Opioid. He is not being ironic. He has just been suspended for a week thanks to... Continue Reading →

The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill

The Second Biggest Nothing is the fourteenth book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series featuring a Laotian coroner. In this outing, Siri is the target of a revenge plot. He receives a threat, tied to his dog's tail, in English,... Continue Reading →

The Big Empty by Stan Jones and Patricia Watts

The Big Empty begins with series detective Nathan Active, a public safety officer in Chukchi, Alaska, searching for a plane crash when a local woman pilot and her doctor fiance go missing. The wreckage is easily found and the investigation by federal... Continue Reading →

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

Move over, Annelise Keating, and let Maud show you how to really get away with murder. In Helene Tursten's short story collection An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good, we are introduced to Maud, a singularly self-involved aged woman. Maud does... Continue Reading →

Don’t Eat Me by Colin Cotterill

Don't Eat Me opens with a harrowing scene, a woman going in and out of consciousness counting the eyes of the starving animals caged with her, waiting for her to weaken so they can devour her. Investigating her death, Chief Inspector... Continue Reading →

This Is What Happened by Mick Herron

This is What Happened by Mick Herron is, in a way, two books in one and that is not a good thing. The story opens with a taut, suspenseful bit of espionage. Everywomen Maggie Barnes has been recruited by MI-5 to... Continue Reading →

Who Watcheth by Helene Tursten

Who Watcheth is a question with more than one answer in this latest installment in Helene Tursten's excellent police procedural series featuring Inspector Irene Huss of Göteborg, Sweden. Huss is on the trail of a serial killer who wraps his victims up... Continue Reading →

Culdesac by Robert Repino

Culdesac is a sequel to the thrilling and powerful Mort(e) that I read earlier this year. I loved Mort(e) and was so excited to read this second story in the revolution of the animals against humanity. Culdesac is the bobcat who leads... Continue Reading →

Mort(e) by Robert Repino

I enjoyed The Bees so much, I thought I might try another anthropomorphic novel and looking for recommendations, I came across Mort(e) by Robert Repino, the story of a house cat who achieved consciousness and became a military leader in a global war... Continue Reading →

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