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Mystery Thriller

Sundial – Catriona Ward

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25 March 2022

Ominous

Sundial is an intricate psychological thriller that keeps us guessing on the scheming of an array of chilling characters. The frightening machinations and location of the story make for a restless but intriguing reading experience filled with horror and abuse.

Rob is married to Irving with two young daughters, Callie and…


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Crime Thriller

The First Day of Spring – Nancy Tucker

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5 March 2022

Cold-blooded

The First Day of Spring is a compelling and disturbing story that takes us into the darkest thoughts we could imagine. Nancy Tucker has written an unforgettable psychological drama that stands out as a remarkable debut novel.

It is chilling to think of Chrissie, an eight-year-old girl, who opens the story…


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Mystery Thriller

Run Rose Run – Dolly Parton

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21 February 2022

Driven

Run Rose Run is a great entertaining story of a young, promising, talented singer-songwriter trying to escape an abusive past and make it in Nashville. This is a perfect read for lovers of the Nashville TV drama series, with a beautiful diminutive singer catching a break when the retired ‘Queen…


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Mystery Thriller

One Step Too Far – Lisa Gardner

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14 February 2022

Hunted

I knew I would have trouble setting the book down within minutes of starting it. It began with a terrifying scene of five young college friends camping in the Wyoming wilderness on a bachelor weekend. What happened would change their lives irrevocably. One Step Too Far is an immersive book packed…


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Dystopian Mystery

Corinth 2642 AD – Bindiya Schaefer

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4 January 2022

Division

Bindiya Schaefer’s debut book was a surprising gem, delivering a uniquely captivating story packed with drama in a dystopian future. Underlying is an indictment on how we racially see and treat others in our World today. Corinth 2642 AD is a wonderful mix of a dystopian thriller, with contemporary social messages…


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Historical Fiction Mystery

The Last House on the Street – Diane Chamberlain

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13 December 2021

The Last House on the Street is an engaging, thoughtful and horrific mystery that the past cries out to be solved.

As two architects, Kayla Carter and her husband, Jackson, designed and built their dream home in the exclusive Shadow Ridge Estates in Round Hill, North Carolina. Backing onto woods, as…


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Humour

You, Again – Nick Spalding

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9 December 2021

Magnetic

Nick Spalding is guaranteed to make me laugh out loud in every book he writes, and this one is no exception. Nick identifies contemporary issues and crafts situations around them with his own unique and humorous style. You, Again is a story of Joel and Amy travelling on holiday to the…


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Thriller

The Family Across the Street – Nicole Trope

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30 November 2021

Captive

In this tense, gripping novel, Nicole Trope has written a domestic psychological thriller that feels alarmingly authentic and keeps a compelling momentum from the opening scene to the deadly conclusion. Could what happened The Family Across the Street happen to any family across the street?

On Hogarth Street, an affluent area in…


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Fantasy Literary Fiction

In the Shadow of Time – Kevin Ansbro

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15 November 2021

Inheritance

Kevin Ansbro is an author who excels in raising your spirits and immersing you in an absorbing novel. Full of enthralling action and clever humour, In the Shadow of Time is Kevin’s latest book, and it had me lost for words for a long time after I finished it. I’m glad…


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Fantasy

Medusa – Jessie Burton

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5 November 2021

Vigilant

Jessie Burton’s retelling of the Medusa story turns several of the recognised elements about Medusa on its head. This book asserts the tale of a woman as fascinating as anyone in Greek mythology and certainly one of the most tragic. Burton’s interpretation of Medusa is not the stereotypical fixation of a…

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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