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Crime Mystery Thriller War

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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Autobiography Crime

Suburban Gangsters – Michael Dineen

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September 7, 2018

Corruption

Suburban Gangsters is a compulsive, hard-hitting and unforgiving view of life among drugs and crime in New York City. While it’s easy and natural to condemn drug dealers and criminals for the damage they cause individuals and society, we should temper any uncompromising judgement to consider how life starts out…


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Crime Thriller

Lust, Money & Murder, Book 2 – Mike Wells

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September 2, 2018

Betrayal

Elaine Brogan continues in this story as she leaves Nick LaGrange in Bulgaria and becomes completely dedicated to working for Gene Lassiter in the US Treasury Department back in the US. She works exhaustively in identifying microscopic errors in high-quality counterfeit money. It is almost perfection, probably because they’re…


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Crime Thriller

Safe – D. Ray Thomas

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August 15, 2018

Calamity

This is the fourth book in the ‘Take It Back’ series by Ray Thomas and in many ways, I wish it was the first. I feel Ray has really found his rhythm in this book and his writing is less tongue-in-cheek. It is more considered in its approach towards…


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Crime Thriller

The Statistic – D. Ray Thomas

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August 15, 2018

Minatory

I really enjoy reading Ray Thomas’s short stories of the vigilante Douglas Gage. It is clear that Ray enjoys his storytelling and the experience he’s giving the reader. The narration is told in the first person and his style is often to take a short detour and engage the…


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Crime Horror

I Killed My Son-In-Law – Shay Mills

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August 6, 2018

Dispassionate

It’s hard to avoid the spoiler from the title, so you’ve pretty much guessed what this book is about. It is a piece of fiction and not a non-fictional, accidental or abstract cause of death. Why give this away? Well because I nearly passed on the book thinking it was…


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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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Crime Thriller

Cash Money – D. Ray Thomas

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July 27, 2018

Recompense

Douglas Gage is back in this second book in D. Ray Thomas’ novella series – Take It Back. There is something enticing about these short stories. While I had planned to read this second book after a few others, I couldn’t get Gage out of my mind so I…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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