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Crime Mystery Thriller

Strangers – C.L. Taylor

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March 20, 2020

Convergence

Strangers is the most unpredictable thriller I’ve read in a long time. An irresistibly dark thriller that was full of clever suspense and fascinating characters. Three main protagonists – Alice, Gareth and Ursula –all have very different personalities and are vividly portrayed with great care and depth. Each character carries…


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Mystery Thriller

The Gilded Cage – Camilla Läckberg

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March 19, 2020

I’m so glad I’m not in a gilded cage of marriage to a mega-wealthy man if it means eating half a lettuce leaf a day, Botox until your face is frozen and total subservience. Meet Faye, who is married to Jack Adelheim co-founder of Compare, a multi-million kroner company….


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Mystery Short Stories

The Book Of Witness, Vol 1 (A Strange Air Mystery) – Erick W Mertz

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March 15, 2020

Witness

The Book of Witness Volume 1 is a collection of four short stories, The Phantom Hand, A Devil Wind, The Flipbook and Bell The Cat, each full of suspense, trepidation and paranormal jeopardy.

Carl Aldous is a student studying anthropology and for extra income wins a contract with the Works Progress Administration in 1936…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Keep Him Close – Emily Koch

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March 14, 2020

Persistence

Keep Him Close is a slow-burn psychological thriller which revolves around the death of a young man and two devastated mothers trying to understand what actually happened. The unfolding family drama is taut and full of suspense as information is gradually released, and two respective sons who know so much…


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Mystery Womens Fiction

The Tea Planter’s Wife – Dinah Jefferies

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March 10, 2020

Secrets

The Tea Planter’s Wife is a very intriguing story, of secrets that are harboured within a relationship and are destined to be revealed, but at what cost. Gwen is 19 years old and marries Laurence, a widower and tea plantation owner. The background to Laurence and what happened to his…


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Literary Fiction Mystery Romance

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford

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March 7, 2020

Cherish

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an absorbing story of hope and love. It is set against the politically tumultuous period of World War II, where we experience the alienation forces between the Chinese, Japanese and America people as they live together in the United States. Henry…


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Fantasy Mystery Young Adult

The Sky Weaver – Kristen Ciccarelli

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February 29, 2020

Enchanted

The Sky Weaver is a spellbinding novel that is full of fantasy adventure in a world that is animated with beautiful writing and clever plotting. Across multiple vividly portrayed landscapes, the wonderful array of characters bring this world of myths, Gods, pirates and dragons to life. The characters are well…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

State of Wonder – Ann Patchett

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February 27, 2020

Discovery

State of Wonder is a story that conveys a wonderful adventure of stunning scope and scenery. Marina Singh is sent into the isolated regions of the Rio Negro to investigate the death of one colleague and meet up with her former professor and team leader Dr Swenson. Dr Swenson has…


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Literary Fiction Mystery Thriller

Our Little Cruelties – Liz Nugent

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February 14, 2020

Dysfunctional

A psychological drama that paints the most magnificently crafted characters with family interactions that are fascinating, absorbing and downright shocking. The Drumm family, led by the mother Melissa with her three sons, Will, Brian and Luke, seem to be adept at handing out little cruelties (or not so little)…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

When You See Me – Lisa Gardner

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February 3, 2020

Unrestrained

When You See Me is an outstanding crime detective story that assures Lisa Gardner as one of the best thriller writers of today. It has so many attributes from location, atmosphere and great characters to an intricate shocking plot that is compelling and keeps you guessing to the end.

It has…

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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