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I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

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October 15, 2018

If you want to be free, all you have to do is let go.
An incredible debut novel from an author better known for their screenwriting work such as Mad Max 2 and From Hell, Terry Hayes has delivered a gripping and genuinely unpredictable story that refuses to be boxed…


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Crime Mystery

The Ruin – Dervla McTiernan

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October 12, 2018

Dereliction

The Ruin is a fantastic crime murder mystery with multiple fascinating plot threads that the brilliantly drawn characters get to weave in and out of. Each and every character adds intriguing suspicion, hidden agendas and background to the story. The plotting is very clever and delicate layers of deceit from…


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Historical Fiction Mystery

The King’s Justice – E.M. Powell

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September 23, 2018

Incorrigible

The King’s Justice is an intriguing and perplexing historical murder mystery based in England during King Henry II’s reign in 1176. Henry II is responsible for much of the current legal system in the UK, and introduced travelling Royal Justices to cover 6 geographical circuits in England, each circuit with…


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Fantasy Literary Fiction Mystery

Company of Liars – Karen Maitland

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September 5, 2018

Deception

At the onset of the black plague in 1348, a group of travellers band together to seek refuge against the disease and journey to a safe location. Each member of the group has a hidden secret and one, in particular, has something more sinister to conceal. The secrets they…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Lust, Money & Murder: Book 1 – Mike Wells

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August 6, 2018

Revenge

Lust, Money and Murder are a series from Mike Wells, but let’s think about them being a trilogy for now: Lust – Money – Murder. Book 1 has the subtitle Lust and deals with the events that shaped Elaine Brogan’s decision to become a Secret Agent, the training required…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Weight of Shadows – Karl Holton

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August 1, 2018

Culpability

The Weight of Shadows is a hugely entertaining thriller in an uncompromising game of cat and mouse between law-enforcement, criminal gangs and cold-blooded killers. Each encounter leaves a climate of unnerving consequences and terror. Karl Holton has written one of the best thrillers and detective characters that I’ve read this…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

Dark Fire – C.J. Sansom

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July 30, 2018

Duplicity

Matthew Shardlake returns as the London lawyer reluctantly linked with Thomas Cromwell during Henry VIII’s reign. In 1540 King Henry is about to seek an annulment from Anne of Cleves, a wife he claimed he couldn’t consummate his marriage with because of her bad appearance. This was a marriage…


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Historical Fiction Mystery

Dissolution – C.J. Sansom

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July 30, 2018

Dissolution

Dissolution is the first book from CJ Sansom in the Matthew Shardlake series, set during the reign of King Henry VIII and his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell. The Catholic Church in 1536 is being eradicated in Britain and the Dissolution of the monasteries has begun – by 1540 no monasteries…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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July 27, 2018

Foreboding

“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time. It was the early summer of 1945, … ‘Daniel you mustn’t tell anyone what you’re about to see today’ my father warned.”

That wonderful opening line sets the scene for an…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

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July 27, 2018

The Lovely Bones was a beautiful book that exposed deep feelings due to its very sad backdrop. The story relates to the child murder of Susie Salmon, and how from beyond the grave she watches how her family and friends come to terms with her death, and also how the…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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