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Colombiano – Rusty Young

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March 15, 2019

Animosity

I expected a documentary style book outlining the research and feedback Rusty Young had gathered from all the interviews and investigations he had in the region and with the real-life Child Soldiers. Not the case!

Colombiano is a novel styled book which is based on a fictional character, Pedro (probably an…


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Crime Thriller

Woodcutter – Shaun Baines

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February 28, 2019

Distrust

The Woodcutter is a brutal and unforgiving story that leaves you in a cold sweat as you try to navigate the deception, threats and continuous revelations around the Dayton criminal empire.

Daniel Dayton is hiding out in Scotland from his father and his brother when he is eventually tracked down and…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan

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February 24, 2019

Perfidious

The Scholar is Dervla McTiernan’s second book with DS Cormac Reilly, and as a crime writer, she has reinforced her position as one of the best new talents around.

Cormac Reilly is an ex-anti-terrorist officer who moved from Dublin to the Galway Gardaí to accommodate his partner, Dr Emma Sweeney, with…


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Crime Thriller

Lust, Money & Murder Book 3 – Mike Wells

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February 16, 2019

Impending

Mike Wells has delivered an engrossing thriller pitting an international super-villain against a very capable secret services agent, in majestic settings throughout Europe. The third book in the original Lust, Money & Murder trilogy Murder, brings some closure to the money counterfeiting operation Special Agent Elaine Brogan has been chasing for some time. 

The…


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The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld

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February 13, 2019

PsychoanalysisThe Interpretation of Murder is an intelligent and considered crime thriller, probably trying to create the first instance of ‘serial killer profiling’ before the science was developed. The murder of a young woman is followed by similar attempt using the same modus operandi, however, this lady (Miss Acton) survives but…


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Only a Mother – Elisabeth Carpenter

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January 22, 2019

Devotion

Only a Mother is an edgy, psychological thriller that keeps the reader emotionally taut and suspicious at the turn of every page.

Craig Wright has spent 17 years in jail for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Lucy Sharpe, and there is a cloud of suspicion hanging over him for the…

Crime Mystery Thriller

The Puppet Show – M.W. Craven

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January 20, 2019

VengeanceTo participate in the book review discussion, please follow on the Goodreads link https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2641495372?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

The Puppet Show is a fascinatingly dark serial killer hunt that is packed with intrigue, subterfuge, vengeance, and characters that provide such enthralling dynamics that make this a truly outstanding thriller. A brilliant read.

Washington Poe is…


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The Wait for Shadows – Karl Holton

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January 19, 2019

Concealment

The Wait for Shadows is the remarkable second book in the Shadow Series from Karl Holton and continues unabated at the same relentless pace, with a complex plot, subterfuge, double-cross and ruthless killings, as the first. The storyline picks up just a week after the first book ends, with a…


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Crime Thriller

No Good Brother – Tyler Keevil

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January 17, 2019

Brotherhood

Your brother walks up to you and says “I’m in a terrible spot with some really bad people. Will you help me?” You say “Is this illegal?” and your brother says “Yes, but if we don’t do it, they’ll kill me.” What do you do? Are loyalty and brotherhood…


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Crime Mystery

The Girl in the Woods – Patricia J. MacDonald

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January 6, 2019

Steadfast

The Girl in the Woods is a cosy murder mystery that is an enthralling read full of suspense, guilt and a determination to right a wrong. Blair’s best friend Molly is unceremoniously sent home alone from Blair’s house by her guardian, Uncle Ellis. Ellis is a well-drawn and unpleasant character…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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