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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

Review - The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

 Review - The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

Michelle felt her mouth drop open.

A van slid to a stop beside her daughter.

The side door rolled open.

A man jumped out.

Michelle gripped her keys. She bolted into a full-out run, cutting the distance between herself and her daughter. She started to scream, but it was too late.

Ashley had run off, just like they had taught her to do. Which was fine, because the man did not want Ashley.

He wanted Michelle.

This book is so depressingly possible. The angry white terrorists, filled with hate, the media boosting their signal, the anti-vaxxers struck down by measles. It feels very current, very real and very scary because of it.

I've been loving Karin's stand alone novels over the last few years but it's so nice to get back to Will and Sara, and I love how their relationship develops in The Last Widow. Even though they're apart for most of the book, it really feels like their relationship is progressing in a real and fascinating way.

I also love the building tension and the utter horror when everything is finally revealed. The pacing, and the reveals, are absolutely spot on. I was gripped, and horrified.


The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter is out now, published by HarperCollins UK

I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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