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Horror Mystery Thriller

Turn of the Key – Ruth Ware

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July 14, 2019

Disconcerting

Turn of the Key is an unnerving story told by a murder suspect as she recounts the background and incident to the death of a child while she was the nanny. Rowan Caine is the nanny who is accused of killing a young girl she was caring for and she…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

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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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

Death and the Harlot – Georgina Clarke

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July 8, 2019

Thanks to a recommendation by a good friend on Goodreads, I picked up “Death and the Harlot” by Georgina Clarke, and I am so grateful for the suggestion. It’s one of the most fun kind of books to read, and it is very much not a children’s book. Don’t…

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Deadly Passion – Joe Congel

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July 1, 2019

Welcome back everyone, Today, for our review back, is a book that I found a pleasure to read. Joe Congel asked me to read this, and I appreciate his patience as well. Honestly and with all warmth in my heart, this is the perfect book to start back with,…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

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. 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 just been appointed to a new…


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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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Crime Mystery

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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Crime Mystery Thriller

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…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Water’s Shadow – Karl Holton

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May 5, 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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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

Death and the Harlot – Georgina Clarke

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April 28, 2019

Perspicacity

A truly gripping story that is full of historical atmosphere and a devilish plot. Death and the Harlot is a wonderful debut novel from the very talented, new thriller writer, Georgina Clarke. The main character, Lizzie Hardwicke, is unconventional, audacious and clever. Lizzie’s background is mysterious and considering this is London…

Peter Donnelly
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