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Season of Darkness – Cora Harrison

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April 6, 2019

Steady

Season of Darkness is a historical murder mystery that treats us to the illustrious characters of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins in the roles of detectives. The relationship between Dickens and Collins is very interesting and intriguing, where Dickens is more the mentor and advisor to Collins but not as…


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Little Lovely Things – Maureen Joyce Connolly

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March 31, 2019

Obfuscation

Little Lovely Things is a remarkable debut novel from Maureen Joyce Connolly that is enthralling, enigmatic, heart-breaking and full of dark suspense. We anxiously encounter the nightmare every parent dreads. SOMEONE STOLE MY CHILDREN! The story fully engages our emotions and pulls us erratically between hope and despair.

Claire was suffering a dreadful…


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A Burning in the Darkness – A.P. McGrath

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March 24, 2019

Penitence

I love periodically reading little-known authors because more often than not you get these unique gems with interesting characters and clever changes to crime and thriller plots. A Burning in the Darkness is one of those books that demonstrates creativity and some fascinating storylines.

The prologue is startling and you ponder…


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Colombiano – Rusty Young

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March 15, 2019

Animosity

I expected a documentary style book outlining the research and feedback Rusty Young had gathered from all the interviews and investigations he had in the region and with the real-life Child Soldiers. Not the case!

Colombiano is a novel styled book which is based on a fictional character, Pedro (probably an…


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Woodcutter – Shaun Baines

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February 28, 2019

Distrust

The Woodcutter is a brutal and unforgiving story that leaves you in a cold sweat as you try to navigate the deception, threats and continuous revelations around the Dayton criminal empire.

Daniel Dayton is hiding out in Scotland from his father and his brother when he is eventually tracked down and…


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The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan

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February 24, 2019

Perfidious

The Scholar is Dervla McTiernan’s second book with DS Cormac Reilly, and as a crime writer, she has reinforced her position as one of the best new talents around.

Cormac Reilly is an ex-anti-terrorist officer who moved from Dublin to the Galway Gardaí to accommodate his partner, Dr Emma Sweeney, with…


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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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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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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…

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The Puppet Show – M.W. Craven

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January 20, 2019

VengeanceTo participate in the book review discussion, please follow on the Goodreads link https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2641495372?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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.

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Peter Donnelly
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