Category Archives: Salt Publishing

BOOK REVIEW: The Many by Wyl Menmuir

Wyl Menmuir’s debut novel, The Many, revolves around the story of two men; Ethan is a fisherman and a well-embedded member of a community that’s dwindling as a result of the poor fish stocks in the area. The waters are guarded by mysterious ships with the warning of strict penalties should the fleet cross that line. Timothy has just moved into the village, taking on a dilapidated house that holds a huge significance for the other residents. He’s an outsider with his own story to tell and soon, he and Ethan find themselves drawn together by their respective experiences.The decision to imbue the…

BOOK REVIEW: The Many by Wyl Menmuir

BOOK REVIEW: Trio by Sue Gee

Trio is set in 1930s Northumberland and follows a history teacher, Steven Coulter, in the years following the untimely death of his young wife. As grief takes a solid hold, Steven finds himself pulled into the world of his colleague, Frank Embleton, whose sister, Diana, performs in a trio of local musicians with George Liddell and Margot Heslop. Steven slowly starts to form relationships with the new people in his life and finds a way to move on from his grief. However, with war looming on the horizon, their hazy, romantic view of the world is soon shattered.The wonderful thing…

BOOK REVIEW: Trio by Sue Gee

BOOK REVIEW: Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie

Bodies of Water splits its narrative between two women and their respective time periods. Evelyn has been working with fallen women in Victorian London, but the work and the relationships she forms within it have taken their toll. She is sent to be treated at Wakewater Hall, a hydropathy establishment nestled alongside the Thames. In the present day, Kirsten has recently split from her boyfriend and has bought an apartment in the ongoing conversion of Wakewater Hall. As she learns more about the history of the building and of the fates of Victorian drowned women, she finds herself haunted by a…

BOOK REVIEW: Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie