Book Review – The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu

The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu by Tom Vater / Genre: Fiction

Synopsis

In 1976, four friends – Dan, Fred, Tim and Thierry – are on a bus along the hippie trail from London to Kathmandu. But everything is not going according to plan.

After a drug deal goes wrong, the boys barely escape with their lives. Thousands of kilometers, numerous acid trips, accidents, nightclubs and a pair of beautiful Siamese twins later, they finally reach the counter-culture capital of the world, Kathmandu, and Fred disappears with the drug money.

A quarter-century later, mysterious emails invite the other three to pick up their share of the money, and they decide to reunite in Kathmandu. Soon, a trail of kidnapping and murder leads them across the Roof of the World.

With the help of Dan’s backpacking son, a tattooed lady and a Buddhist angel, the ageing hippies try to solve a 25-year old mystery that takes them amongst Himalayan peaks, and towards the inevitable showdown with their past.

Thoughts

I was provided an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. While this isn’t a story I would typically gravitate towards the synopsis did sound interesting. I wasn’t able to really feel a connection with the characters in this book; however, the story itself did hold my attention throughout and that’s why I ended up giving it a 3-star rating.

Book Review – The Bridge of Little Jeremy

The Bridge of Little Jeremy by Indrajit Garai / Genre: Fiction

Synopsis

Jeremy’s mother is about to go to prison for their debt to the State. He is trying everything within his means to save her, but his options are running out fast.

Then Jeremy discovers a treasure under Paris.

This discovery may save his mother, but it doesn’t come for free. And he has to ride over several obstacles for his plan to work.

Meanwhile, something else is limiting his time…

Thoughts

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book. A young boy (Jeremy) trying to save his mom from going to prison for unpaid taxes while also dealing with serious health issues.

I enjoyed that the story was told through Jeremy. This book was definitely a slow burn for me but the story itself was good.

I gave this book 3 stars.

Book Review – The Existence of Amy

The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva
Genre: Fiction

FULL DISCLOSURE: I was contacted by the author asking me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

On the outside, Amy appears to have her life together. She has a good job, friends and her own place. What no one knows, however, is that Amy suffers from severe OCD and anxiety which eventually lead to a depression so deep she is not able to function.

This book was such a great opportunity to learn more about mental health and how someone can work their way back from a dark place in their life. I really enjoyed this story.

I rated the book 4/5 stars.