Book Review: Before He Finds Her

Before He Finds Her: A Novel by Michael Kardos My rating: 5 of 5 stars An engrossing read, Kardos’s second novel captivates both as a thriller and as a character study that asks deep questions about love, family, truth, and the will to change. As anyone who has read The Three-Day Affair might expect, KardosContinue reading “Book Review: Before He Finds Her”

Review: The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos

My rating: 5 of 5 stars There’s so much I don’t want to say about this book, since it would give away not just the ending but the surprise at every page turn. You don’t keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. You keep wondering, how many shoes can there possibly be? This bookContinue reading “Review: The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos”

Mystery and Mayhem

There’s plenty of mystery in this year’s Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium keynote novel, The Widow and the Tree, and there is crime, both contemplated and perpetrated, though I wouldn’t classify the novel as a mystery exactly. It blends some elements of that genre, along with the gothic modern fairy tale that Welty uses in herContinue reading “Mystery and Mayhem”