Book Review Bonanza: Eventide, The Man He Never Was, and Motherland

Eventide by Therese Bohman

cover125668-mediumEventide is a well-written novel about an intelligent, independent art professor named Karolina Andersson. Reflecting on her past and how she feels displaced in the present, it is an elegantly written novel bursting with art, sex, and the complexity of relationships. Therese Bohman demonstrates superb insight into Karolina’s choices that lead her to moments of regret, acceptance, happiness, and clarity. I very much enjoyed this novel.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart

cover120714-mediumThe Man He Never Was is a fledgling attempt at a reimagining of the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A man with anger issues wakes up one day to find he has been missing for months. All his anger gone, his family has moved on and he is on a quest for answers and redemption. It starts out ok and then quickly becomes bizarre, and not in an interesting way. Not on my list of books to recommend.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Motherland by G.D Abson

cover127741-mediumMotherland is a procedural crime novel set in modern-day St. Petersburg. Well written and fast-paced, it is a mystery that illustrates how corruption, bribery, and bigotry run rampant in this Russian town. Captain Natalya Ivanova must navigate through all this to find a missing girl. The author is adept at making the reader truly feel all the frustration and strict obstacles the detective faces. A great read, and hopefully this isn’t the only book starring Natalya.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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