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Bridget Lawless on the Staunch Prize

Violence against women is everywhere; in our lives, and as a vastly overused trope on our screens and in our books. It is exhausting for women and non binary people to face this onslaught of violence in such an integrated way in popular culture. It is for this very reason that Bridget Lawless, a screenwriter […]

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What Remains

Tim Weaver’s What Remains is the latest addition to the atmospheric and suspenseful series about the cases taken on by missing persons investigator, David Raker. The success of the story lies in the fact that, even taken out of the context of the series of which it is a part, it seems to be the […]

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My Sunshine Away

M.O. Walsh’s My Sunshine Away fuses crime literature with a coming-of-age story. The result is a novel that is sometimes interesting, but often poorly written and ultimately insensitive to its own subject matter. Set in late-1980s Louisiana, My Sunshine Away follows a nameless first person narrator as he recounts his teenage obsession with Lindy Simpson, […]