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The Puppet Show – M.W. Craven

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January 20, 2019

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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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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Wait for Shadows – Karl Holton

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January 19, 2019

Concealment

The Wait for Shadows is the remarkable second book in the Shadow Series from Karl Holton and continues unabated at the same relentless pace, with a complex plot, subterfuge, double-cross and ruthless killings, as the first. The storyline picks up just a week after the first book ends, with a…


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Crime Mystery

The Girl in the Woods – Patricia J. MacDonald

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January 6, 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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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Angel – Katerina Diamond

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January 3, 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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Crime Mystery Thriller

Close to Home – Cara Hunter

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December 31, 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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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Teacher – Katerina Diamond

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December 31, 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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Crime Mystery Thriller

Entropy – Robert Raker

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December 30, 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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Crime Mystery

Still Life – Louise Penny

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December 23, 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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Crime Mystery

The Sicilian Woman’s Daughter – Linda Lo Scuro

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December 4, 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…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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November 16, 2018

Foreboding

“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time. It was the early summer of 1945, … ‘Daniel you mustn’t tell anyone what you’re about to see today’ my father warned.”
The wonderful opening line that sets the scene for…

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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