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Crime Thriller

No Good Brother – Tyler Keevil

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17 January 2019

Brotherhood

Your brother walks up to you and says “I’m in a terrible spot with some really bad people. Will you help me?” You say “Is this illegal?” and your brother says “Yes, but if we don’t do it, they’ll kill me.” What do you do? Are loyalty and brotherhood…


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Crime Mystery

The Girl in the Woods – Patricia J. MacDonald

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6 January 2019

Steadfast

The Girl in the Woods is a cosy murder mystery that is an enthralling read full of suspense, guilt and a determination to right a wrong. Blair’s best friend Molly is unceremoniously sent home alone from Blair’s house by her guardian, Uncle Ellis. Ellis is a well-drawn and unpleasant character…


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The Angel – Katerina Diamond

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3 January 2019

Abuse

The Angel is the third book in a crime thriller series from Katerina Diamond and you need to read the first and second books (The Teacher and The Secret) to appreciate the background and overall series storyline. Each book has a particular murder enquiry that the main detectives, DS Adrian Miles and…


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Close to Home – Cara Hunter

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31 December 2018

Diligence

Close to Home is Cara Hunter’s first novel in the Detective Inspector Adam Fawley series. I had already read the other 2 books in the series, (In The Dark & No Way Out) so this was a huge desire to return to the debut novel and complete the series to…


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The Teacher – Katerina Diamond

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31 December 2018

Revenge

The Teacher is an engrossing, thrilling and pacey murder mystery where the police and pitted against a brutal killer seeking revenge. The novel is delivered along 3 threads. One thread is a series of brutal murders, first a headmaster of a private school in Exeter by a mysterious figure, with the following…


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Entropy – Robert Raker

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30 December 2018

Degeneration

Entropy is a uniquely bleak and compelling murder mystery with deep psychological character themes. Robert Raker does a wonderful job creating a dark imposing atmosphere that descends on the reader as they journey into the story. The ability to create a desolate and forsaken atmosphere that pervades everything is what…


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Still Life – Louise Penny

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23 December 2018

Dissolution

Still Life is the first book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, series. It is a great murder mystery that has a depth of possible suspects and expands to encapsulate human psychology and community dynamics. The number of characters and plot twists were really well…


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Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer – Ryan Suvaal

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19 December 2018

Grammar

Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer, is a highly imaginative, tongue-in-cheek story of a psychopath that has been rattled by the misuse of grammar. The infamous Grammar Nazi Serial Killer came to despise the incorrect use of grammar after living in a house of cannibals when a…


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No Way Out – Cara Hunter

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11 December 2018

Resolute

No Way Out is Cara Hunter’s third book in the DI Adam Fawley series and it is every bit as captivating, pacey and clever as the others. Cara’s style is unique, refreshing and excitingly modern, with content added to the narrative in the form of emails, social-media chatter, news boards…


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The Sicilian Woman’s Daughter – Linda Lo Scuro

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4 December 2018

Vendetta

The Sicilian Woman’s Daughter is an engrossing novel with menace accompanying every character, as we weave through a story of lives precariously entwined with the Mafia. There is a simmering threat and unrelenting revelation about abuse and violence, that clings to a people steeped in the DNA of the Sicilian…

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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