K. E. Campbell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (22 of 23)
Location: Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,575,767 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 23
The Devil's Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald
The Devil's Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The Devil's Staircase is like two books in one - the tale of hedonistic Bronnie, who flees across the world to try to escape her demons, and the brutalised Celia, held captive & paralysed only inches from home - and, literally, inches beneath Bronnie's feet. FitzGerald's skill is how she cleverly combines these two journeys into one adrenaline-filled ride, racking up the tension while still making us care. The scenes below stairs are not for the faint-hearted, but truly, it is both wonem, not just Celia, who are living out their nightmares. Fast, funny and genuinely frightening, the Devil's Staircase goes down into the dark places that lurk under innocent facades.
The Winter Ground (Dandy Gilver Murder Mystery 3) by Catriona McPherson
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is the first Dandy Gilver novel I've read, and I was attracted by the elegant winter-blue and white cover. It is a thoroughly charming novel, beautifully written, and Dandy is a delight - witty and ever so slightly dotty! The colour and glamour of circus life seeps vibrantly through the pages, adding to the gathering momentum of the story - which kept me guessing right up to its poignant end.
The Tin-Kin by Eleanor Thom
The Tin-Kin by Eleanor Thom
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LYRICAL & MOVING, 13 April 2009
From the intriguing picture on the front, where a man's face is shrouded in sunlight, this novel draws you into a hidden world. Using several, distinctive narrative voices and convincing, rhythmic dialect, Thom weaves a multi-generational tale of resilience and love, as well as opening a door to an often misunderstood and maligned culture, showing the travelling way of life to be one that is rich in history and the bonds of family ties. An impressive debut.