Homeland: Episode Four

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We’re already four episodes in to the new series of Homeland – what are your thoughts so far? Here’s our review of the latest episode. As always, beware of spoilers!

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Did anyone else feel majorly hustled after the revelation at the end of this episode??! After weeks of thinking Carrie had completely lost it, and that Saul had thrown her to the sharks, turns out that it was all a ruse to get her close to Javadi. But at what personal cost? From what she said to Saul, she was pushed to the absolute limits of her sanity in the psych ward. I didn’t really like the way Saul just kind of fobbed that comment off.

I thought it was a good twist, in classic Homeland style of old. But was it convincing… really?

In other sub-plot happenings, Dana breaks her boyfriend out of the home and they go on the run. Then it turns out that her boyfriend is possibly a psychopathic killer. Seriously?? SOOO over this painfully boring story arc. Pleeeeease let them wrap it up snappily.

Also, we are starting to get hints about why Brody is in Caracas, as Saul and Fara trace the money laundering. Could be promising. Watch this space.

– Kate, HarperFiction

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June's Review Title: Someone to Watch Over Me

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080312-FC3D (1)She closed her eyes and he was gone – who is watching him now?

When Carrie’s five-year old son, Charlie, disappeared on a Norfolk beach, her world was destroyed. Now, three years on, her marriage crushed by grief and the uncertainty around Charlie’s fate, Carrie keeps herself distracted by running a local gift shop. Persuaded by her mother to visit a medium, Carrie is initially sceptical, but is blown away when he appears to reveal something about Charlie’s disappearance; something that nobody could ever have known except herself.

Single mum, Molly, is worried about her young son, Max. Naturally a sensitive child, Max has been having more of his little ‘accidents’ at school and has recently starting talking again to his imaginary friend. Reluctant to tell his teachers, Molly knows that Max’s problems stem from his very real anxieties about his father – a violent and unstable man – who they are now in hiding from.

Carrie is desperate to learn the truth about Charlie’s disappearance and Molly is will do
anything to protect Max from danger. Little do the women know that their worlds are about to converge – and both of them will have to face the thing they fear the most. But will the truth destroy them or will love be their saviour?

 

This month we’re giving you the chance to review Someone to Watch Over Me. Written by the winner of The People’s Novelist competition, this is an unforgettable debut novel with the emotional power of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister and the nail-biting tension of Before I Go to Sleep. For your chance to review this beautifully written thriller, please contact us at killer.reviews@harpercollins.co.uk 

Newton's Fire

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Happy Publication Day to Will Adams, whose fifth novel, Newton’s Fire, is out now. Will was kind enough to share the inspiration behind his new novel in the following piece, sent to us from a remote outpost in the Canary Islands, where he is currently hard at work on his next book…

 

Back in 2003, a Canadian academic called Stephen Snobelen gave an interview to the Daily Telegraph to promote a new BBC documentary on Sir Isaac Newton. The interview was about a prediction Newton had made, gleaned from his study of the Bible, that the world would come to an end in the year 2060.

The story made the Telegraph’s front page, and immediately caused something of a stir. This was Newton, after all, Britain’s most iconic mathematician and scientist. So maybe there was something to it. Other papers and news organisations around the world quickly picked it up, and for a few days Newton’s 2060 prophecy became a global sensation, a hint of Armageddon in the air. But, as is the way of such things, people quickly forgot about it again.

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