Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Review: The Trouble With Nightingale

A fantasy novella
5 Stars  

When eighteen-year-old Millie Scrubbings moves to new digs on East London’s Nightingale Estate, she believes she’s finally closed the door on a childhood dictated by strangers. But overnight, her peaceful high-rise turns bonkers, and a series of grisly murders leaves Millie frightened and more helpless than ever.

Millie must accept her lead role in rescuing Nightingale from its descent into anarchy, or risk all Hell breaking loose.

 The trouble? I'll tell you what the trouble is - this story is too stinkin' short!!!

The MC, Millie, drew me right in, and her neighbor, Mrs. C's, description brought her alive - jumping right off the page & onto the porch with me.

Not paying attention to the percentage flitting by with every page click on my kindle, the 'the end' actually made me gasp, "WHAT?!?!?!?" I was all settled in for a good read and it ended. Just like that.


Yes, the villian had been slain, but I felt sure another was about to make an entrance. Double blah.

Ms. Ison has a great imagination, an awesome grip on characterization, and a distinct voice. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for more of her work!!


  1. Thanks for the review- I'll check out the book.

  2. :-) I truly appreciate the time you've taken in posting this review. :-)