Steve Horsfall - Author / Writer

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,837
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (1,542 of 1,864)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
I am a writer with a diverse love for music, who has published 4 novels to date: 1) You Are Here) has been a surprise cult hit (to me anyway) - 2) It's Cold Outside is a modern Xmas tale. 3) Full Story Inside is a good old English thriller. 4) The Spire Chronicle, A Dickensian novel based in Salisbury, Wiltshire (under a Pen Name). I also write the Jodie & Lilly series for children.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,837 - Total Helpful Votes: 1542 of 1864
Ultimatum: (Tina Boyd 6) by Simon Kernick
Ultimatum: (Tina Boyd 6) by Simon Kernick
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Sequel, 10 Aug 2014
A good fast-paced sequel to Siege (you do need to read Siege first). A surviving terrorist from the first book wants to cut a deal from jail and will only deal with DC Tina Boyd. Meanwhile another plot is brewing with deadly intent with the terrorists who escaped the net the first time; a maverick undercover cop (Jones) has infiltrated the gang but can he survive and foil the plot? It does not all run smoothly and Kernick brings in a good level of tension and suspense, particularly when Jones is involved. It is he who is the stand-out character, even more than Boyd. There are some nice sub-plots (particularly the political angle) and some ruthless villains that make this a great read.
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown
I certainly enjoyed Inferno more than The Lost Symbol but it does seem that Dan Brown is intent on telling less of a story and instead produce a text book within a novel. I did find some of the history very interesting as the reader is taken on a journey from Florence to Istanbul via Venice - there are reams of facts on the world of art and architecture and of course literature, with the whole tale centred on Dante's Inferno. At times the fact does fill in the weak gaps in the plot or just helps fill in time as a short story idea is stretched into a novel. I do like the character of Robert Langdon, and it was intriguing that he started the story in a state of amnesia. From then it was all… Read more
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike) by Robert Galbraith
4.0 out of 5 stars Roll on Book 2, 7 Feb 2014
I had never read anything by J K Rowling before - Harry Potter was a children’s book and so not something I would rush to read, although I enjoyed the films and was delighted with the fact that it attracted millions of children to want to read. However I was intrigued by The Cuckoos’ Calling as it is a crime genre I enjoy and was attracting rave reviews from writers I really respect, like Mark Billingham. I was not disappointed - Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, writes with an effortless style that engages throughout. The story centers on Cormoran Strike, a former soldier who lost part of a leg to a land mine in Afghanistan. He is eking out a living as a private… Read more