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Mystery Supernatural Thriller

Hyde – Craig Russell

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5 April 2021
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CRAIG. RUSSELL
Thriller, Supernatural
Constable
4 February 2021
Kindle
400

Edward Hyde has a strange gift-or a curse-he keeps secret from all but his physician. He experiences two realities, one real, the other a dreamworld state brought on by a neurological condition.

When murders in Victorian Edinburgh echo the ancient Celtic threefold death ritual, Captain Edward Hyde hunts for those responsible. In the process he becomes entangled in a web of Celticist occultism and dark scheming by powerful figures. The answers are there to be found, not just in the real world but in the sinister symbolism of Edward Hyde’s otherworld.

He must find the killer, or lose his mind.

A dark tale. One that inspires Hyde’s friend . . . Robert Louis Stevenson.

Duality

Trembling nerves and thoughts filled with suspicion and unease are normal reactions when reading a Craig Russell novel. Hyde unfolds as a uniquely dark supernatural thriller with a recurring theme of…

Reading Lists

April 2020 Book Choices

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1 May 2020
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Recommended Reading Lists
Ann McIlroy
The Reading Desk
May 2, 2020

Each month The Reading Desk reviewers will select their favourite book of the month and we will feature it in a recommended reading list. We would love to hear what book you enjoyed most during the same month.

The Reading Desk reviewers have selected their favourite book from their March book lists.

Ann – The Philosopher’s Daughter by Alison Booth @booth_alison https://thereadingdesk.com/the-philosophers-daughters-alison-booth/

Barbara – Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie @LuanGoldiehttps://thereadingdesk.com/nightingale-point-luan-goldie/

Beata…

Blog Reading Lists

March 2020 Book Choices

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7 April 2020
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Recommended Reading Lists
Ann McIlroy
The Reading Desk
April 7, 2020

Each month The Reading Desk reviewers will select their favourite book of the month and we will feature it in a recommended reading list.

We would love to hear what book you enjoyed most during the same month.

The Reading Desk reviewers have selected their favourite book from their March book lists.

Ann – Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain @D_Chamberlainhttps://thereadingdesk.com/big-lies-in-a-small-town-diane-chamberlain/

Barbara – Actress by Anne…

Awards Blog

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020

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3 April 2020
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Ann McIlroy
The Reading Desk

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most respected, most celebrated and most successful literary awards in the world. An annual award, it celebrates the very best full length fiction written by women throughout the world.

The 16 book longlist will be reduced to a shortlist of just 6 novels on April 22nd. The 25th winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced…

Mystery Womens Fiction

The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jefferies

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10 March 2020
The Tea Planter's Wife Book Cover The Tea Planter's Wife
Dinah Jefferies
Womens Fiction
Penguin
27 August 2015
Paperback
418

#1 International bestselling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous, and there are clues to the past - a dusty trunk of dresses, an overgrown gravestone in the grounds - that her husband refuses to discuss. Just as Gwen finds her feet, disaster strikes. She faces a terrible choice, hiding the truth from almost everyone, but a secret this big can't stay buried forever....

Secrets

The Tea Planter’s Wife is a very intriguing story, of secrets that are harboured within a relationship and are destined to be revealed, but at what cost. Gwen is 19…