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Bones of The Earth – Eliot Pattison

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August 12, 2019

Concealed

For lovers of crime thrillers, Bones of the Earth is a special opportunity to take all that’s great in an investigative mystery novel and place it in a location that introduces unique culture, geography, characters and national politics – Tibet, China. The Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1950, brought about more…


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The Whisper Man – Alex North

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August 8, 2019

Stalking

Alex North’s debut, The Whisper Man is an outstanding thriller and one of the best crime novels I’ve read this year. In tones similar to Stephen King he ramps up compelling suspense with an air of supernatural peril.

Alex North structured his novel in a way that is extremely appealing to me,…


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Death at the Seaside – F.R. Jameson

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August 5, 2019

Turbulent

Death at the Seaside is a sinister story of the shocking consequences when a man’s destructive past and tormented mind, finally shatter. The story and plot are interesting and well-structured, accepting it is a novella. It was also intriguing to find the main characters dislikeable, yet appealing, if only to…


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The Corpse Played Dead – Georgina Clarke

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July 31, 2019

Undercover

Lizzie Hardwicke is back in Georgina Clarke’s second historical fiction novel The Corpse Played Dead. Lizzie is a prostitute, from a privileged past, now fortunate to earn a living from the wealthy customers that frequent the exclusive brothel she’s employed in. Since the first book, Lizzie has earned notoriety…


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Little Lovely Things – Maureen Joyce Connolly (by Beata)

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July 24, 2019

A Splendid Debut!

LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is a splendid debut by Ms Connolly full of suspense and emotions, all in a novel that is under 300-pages long. Claire Rawlings is a happily married mother of two, with interesting career prospects, when suddenly a tragedy strikes. Due to some most unfortunate…


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Truth or Die – Katerina Diamond

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July 11, 2019

Deception

I’ve been a fan of Katrina Diamond since her debut novel, The Teacher, but I believe Truth or Die is her most accomplished work to date. Katrina is not one to wilt away from graphic murder scenes and there’s plenty in this book along with a multi-layered plot that is full…


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The Chain – Adrian McKinty

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June 25, 2019

Coercion

This book needs a seat belt because it blasts off at some serious speed and the momentum never lets up. The opening chapters are shocking and the principle of The Chain is completely unique and deeply unsettling. Rachel Klein is a divorced single mother, with a 13-year-old daughter, Kylie. She has…


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I Looked Away – Jane Corry

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June 23, 2019

Attrition

I Looked Away is a wonderfully crafted and absorbing psychological thriller from the very talented Jane Corry. The novel is cleverly plotted where you know there’s a major twist coming and it teases in the background as you become instantly captivated by the personal accounts of the two main characters,…


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Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson

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June 18, 2019

Kate Atkinson’s fourth book in the Jackson Brodie series, Started Early, Took My Dog is another intriguing crime mystery novel that illustrates just how wonderful her characterisations and plotting are. What I appreciate Kate for is that while Jackson Brodie is the series protagonist, she will place other characters at the…


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Black Summer – M.W. Craven

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June 17, 2019

Exoneration

Black Summer is the eagerly awaited second book in the Washington Poe series, from Mike Craven. It is an outstanding return for Poe and his colleague, Tilly Bradshaw, in a thriller that is as captivating, dazzling and edgy, as any crime mystery I’ve read this year. Poe and Tilly have…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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