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Fantasy Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling

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February 19, 2019

Destiny

Here I am with The Chamber of Secrets, the second book of the Harry Potter series feeling the tightening grip of adoration, as I get ensnared in the glorious bewitching world created by JK Rowling. Certainly, the first book and now the second, primarily introduce us to the extensive cast…


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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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Literary Fiction

99 Nights in Logar – Jamil Jan Kochai

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February 16, 2019

Enlightenment99 Nights in Logar is a well-crafted novel where the main plot thread is entwined with multiple tales, incidents, interesting characters, enthralling history and a harsh location. There is a common sense of atmosphere from many books based in Afghanistan and it’s probably due to the wonderful writings that depict…


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Crime Mystery Reviews Thriller

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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Fantasy Science Fiction

Rapier – R.A. Correa

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February 12, 2019

SwashbucklingRapier is a brilliantly blended recipe of old fashioned pirates, sci-fi adventure and tender romance. It is a story of honour and duty, a novel packed with space battles and brutal violence, and a tale of devotion and love. 

Kathy Masters is without money having nearly everything she owned confiscated by…


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Beauty and Her Beast – Addison Carmichael

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February 10, 2019

ForbiddenBeauty and Her Beast is a short novella that is placed as the prequel teaser to a new fantasy series by Addison Carmichael. I believe this is a very clever strategy announcing a new series with a novella, which enables readers to take a punt on a new author and series,…


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Fantasy Mystery Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

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February 4, 2019

WizardIt’s difficult to say anything unique about the most successful book series in history. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling is momentous, captivating, obsessive, magical and intelligently written. The array of characters have become household names and our appetite for magic, good versus evil, humour, friendships and action-packed…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

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

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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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Crime Mystery Thriller

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…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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