Crime Thriller

Motherland – G.D. Abson

March 24, 2020
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Natalya Ivanova Thriller #1
G. D. Abson
Children of the rich
Mirror Books

The first in a gripping series of crime novels set in the seamier side of St. Petersburg, featuring sharp, yet compromised policewoman, Captain Natalya Ivanova. Student Zena Dahl, the daughter of a Swedish millionaire, has gone missing in St. Petersburg (or Piter as the city is colloquially known) after a night out with a friend. Captain Natalya Ivanova is assigned the case, making a change for Natalya from her usual fare of domestic violence work, but, because of the family's wealth, there's pressure for a quick result. As she investigates she discovers that the case is not as straightforward as it may seem. Dark, violent and insightful, Motherland twists and turns to a satisfyingly dramatic conclusion.

First of all, the St Petersburg setting (Piter) absolutely grabbed me as did the insight into Russian policing and crime. Fascinating.

The book starts with a mysterious escape in 1999…

Mystery Thriller

The Gilded Cage – Camilla Läckberg

March 19, 2020
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Camilla Lackberg
April 2, 2020

A gripping new psychological thriller from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg ‘A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness’ Karin Slaughter

I’m so glad I’m not in a gilded cage of marriage to a mega-wealthy man if it means eating half a lettuce leaf a day, Botox until your face…

Crime Thriller

City of Sinners (DI Harry Virdee #3) – A.A. Dhand

March 19, 2020
City of Sinners Book Cover City of Sinners
Harry Virdee
A. A. Dhand
Bradford (West Yorkshire, England)
Bantam Press
June 28, 2018

'A character destined for television' Daily Mail 'High octane drama from one of Britain's freshest crime voices' Phil Williams, BBC Radio Five live It is an ordinary Yorkshire morning, cold and miserable. The streets are not yet busy. Police cars hurriedly pull up in the centre of town, but none of their lights are flashing and the sirens are silent. A body has been found, elaborately and painstakingly positioned to send a message. But what message? And to who? It's DCI Harry Virdee's job to find out. But Harry doesn't know that the killer is watching him, that the killer is coming for him. Because this is personal. 'Dhand is a fearless writer' Sunday Times A DI Harry Virdee Thriller

It’s been too long since I last read a Harry Virdee novel! Well, if you like dark and twisty then let me entice you to read this excellent Bradford…