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Crime Thriller

The Unsteady Object of Hope – Robert Raker

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January 5, 2020

Forsaken

The Unsteady Object of Hope is a distinctively bleak and fascinating murder mystery with deep psychological character themes. Robert Raker does a wonderful job creating a dark imposing atmosphere where even the weather is dreary with incessant rain and dark clouds. The mental state of each character exhibits a damaged…


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Genre Reviews Thriller

Things by Francine Garson

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December 16, 2019

Francine Garson is a sweet person and a wonderful writer. Francine’s book is called “Things,” which she asked me to read for an honest review. I picked “Things” up on Kindle Unlimited, and this is my review. For the record, I read the book in one day….


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Tenant – Katrine Engberg

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December 9, 2019

Succession

Katrine Engberg’s debut Scandinavian noir thriller, The Tenant is a gritty crime mystery with a riveting plot that is intricately constructed. Katrine bases her story in Copenhagen and crafts a Nordic atmosphere that is uniquely styled and vividly portrays the location in all its sweeping facets.

Julie Stender is a young woman…


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Crime Thriller

Woman in the Water – Katerina Diamond

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November 10, 2019

Traumatic

Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey return in Katrina Diamond’s sixth book in her crime thriller series. Katerina immediately establishes an atmosphere of fear, mystery and danger when a Woman in the Water is found and pulled from a freezing river. Adrian Miles is the first on the scene of…


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Crime Thriller

The End of Echoes – Dawn Hosmer

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November 8, 2019

Predisposition

Dawn Hosmer’s The End of Echoes is a gripping story that weaves fictional lives with disturbing realities of abuse and torment. There are moments of harsh physical and psychological brutality that are deeply upsetting. The novel is emotionally raw but while the horror mounts, seeds of hope compel us to…


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Crime Reviews Thriller War

When The Reaper Comes by John L. DeBoer

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October 7, 2019

There are some things in my childhood that I always loved, and one of those things was the classic adventure summer blockbuster film. These specific films were trendy in the 1990s and frequently had very distinct character arcs, portrayal in the culture, and ideas of good versus evil.

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Mystery Thriller

Lock Me In – Kate Simants

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September 28, 2019

Complicity

Lock Me In is a compelling and tense psychological thriller, from debut author, Kate Simants. This is an accomplished novel that is chilling in its complicity and provides engrossing twists that keep adding to a puzzling plot. The structure of the book is short chapters which alternate between a first-person…


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Genre Literary Fiction Reviews Thriller

A Single Light by Tosca Lee

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September 17, 2019

Tosca Lee and her team behind her, have honored me again. The team sent me an advanced reader copy through NetGalley of “A Single Light,” and I want to take a moment to thank everyone involved for their generosity; it means a lot to receive such a treat.

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Crime Mystery Thriller

What Rose Forgot – Nevada Barr

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September 5, 2019

Inheritance

What Rose Forgot is an entertaining novel packed with full-on action and suspense, with splashes of humour that make this a wonderful read. What struck me was just how quickly this novel had hold of me and totally consumed the hours until I finished reading. The writing is very perceptive…


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Horror Mystery Thriller

The Devil Aspect – Craig Russell (by Beata)

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September 4, 2019

Creepy And Unsettling

The year is 1935 and the political changes which took place two years earlier in Germany begin to influence the attitudes of more and more citizens of Czechoslovakia. A psychiatrist, Viktor Kosarek, arrives at Hrad Orlu Asylum to observe some most dangerous murderers kept there. …

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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