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The Chain – Adrian McKinty

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25 June 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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23 June 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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Crime Mystery

Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson

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18 June 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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17 June 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…


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When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson

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12 June 2019

Circumstance

When Will There Be Good News? is a thriller from the wonderful Kate Atkinson that is full of suspense, surprises and a fair splattering of coincidence. This is the third book in the Jackson Brodie series but can be read as a standalone.

The opening scene shocked me! Kate Atkinson writes…


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Crime Nonfiction

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey Cep

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26 May 2019

Accursed

Furious Hours is a truly engrossing documentary style book that brings three enthralling stories together around a series of incidents involving a serial killer. Each part includes the perspective of a renowned personality; Reverend Willie Maxwell (Serial Killer Preacher – Voodoo Preacher), Tom Radney (Lawyer) and Harper Lee (Author -…


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The Water’s Shadow – Karl Holton

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5 May 2019

Clandestine

Karl Holton’s third book in the Shadow Series continues this captivating thriller on a journey that is edgy, enthralling and meticulously clever. The Water’s Shadow progresses days after The Wait for Shadows ends, with the same team formed by the mysterious Hanson and includes Benedict, Wallace, Paddy and Pip.

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Crime Horror Thriller

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge – Max Collins et. al.

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2 May 2019

Murderous

Violence has always been and always will be a constant product of human existence. Either as nations or individuals we continue to excel in its expression. Some very good authors have contributed to the A Time for Violence anthology and the editors have described it as “a love letter to the great…


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Crime Thriller

Confessions – Rich Kisielewski

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30 April 2019

Capricious

From the outset, Paul Henry Richter announces himself as the killer of all serial killers

“… the inflictor of joy and sorrow, ecstasy and agony, heaven and hell, and everything known, unknown, and in between.”

The story flows along two main plot threads: one from the investigating Task Force team, and…


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Season of Darkness – Cora Harrison

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6 April 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…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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