When it comes to reading, like everything else, we have preferences.
And those preferences change as we mature.
My present list of favourite authors was quite different ten years ago.
Being able to read one or two chapters of a book on Amazon or Kobo helped shaped my present list.
Reviews are fine, if you share the same taste as the reviewers.
Nothing will give you a feel of an author more than the authors themselves.
I chose a few books based on reviews alone.
One book nearly got shred to pieces before the end of the second chapter.
So, if any of my recommendations make you curious, follow the link and read the first two chapters when possible.