Review : Michael Cargill Shades of Grey

I absolutely loved this book.  Shades of Grey is a compilation of three short stories.  Each story is stand alone but contains a similar theme running through them.

The stories in the book are:

1. Shades of Grey

John has been kidnapped, he is not sure why and he is not sure by who.  Whilst reading this story you not only get a sense of being in the room with John, a fly on the wall if you will, watching the capturers torture him but also you can sense the emotions running through John.  It comes across as a true account and is incredibly gripping.  My only disappointment is that I was left wanting more.  I wanted it to continue into a full novel.

2.There and Back again

Follows the story of James, a solider in World War 2.  James is based in France and the story follows his thoughts and feelings as the War progresses.  The description within the story is so realistic you feel that you are there right along side James and his friend David.  I was moved by the emotions portrayed within this story and really felt as if the author had been there.

3. Down the Rabbit hole

Follows the story of a young boy, Tom, who has an abusive Father, Jack.  Looks at the relationship between Mother and Father, Father and Son, and Mother and Son.  Exploring childhood friendships and touching on the theme of bullying.  A really gripping read that I could not put down.

I cannot recommend Shades of Grey highly enough, I found it to be a truly gripping and exciting book that left me wanting more.

Shades of Grey

You May Also Like


  1. Bad Leyla, you said you were going to email when this was up!

    Glad you liked it and thanks for the review. I've read it three times already, and it's cheered me up a great deal on my first day back in the office!

    *Prints out review for posterity*

  2. Check your emails, I have emailed you. If its not come through let me know. Glad you liked will update amazon etc a little later today.

    1. Yeah, I actually got your email just as I finished making that comment!

      I was too lazy to change it, as I'd have to think of something to else to say...

      Thanks once again.

    2. You are welcome, give me a shout if there is any other work you would like me to review for you. More than happy to

  3. Hello from your UK friend

    I have sent you this award

  4. Hi i nominated you for an award check out this post for more info! x

  5. Intriguing! I will check those titles out x

  6. Thank you so much for the wonderful book! I finished it a few days ago and cannot get it out of my head. It is pure magic. It was everything I hoped it would be and much more. Thank you so much. You are a great writer...
    Fifty Shades Movie


This day I love comments and I read everyone