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Crime Mystery Thriller

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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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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Historical Fiction Thriller

Nucleus – Rory Clements

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June 12, 2019

Nucleus is the second book in this series and with this book, Rory Clements did an incredibly good job of creating a unique and thrilling fictional piece of work, whilst amalgamating many historical events and conflicts that were occurring during the Second World War period. 

I think it clever to incorporate…


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Crime Thriller

When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson

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June 12, 2019

Circumstance

When Will There Be Good News? is a thriller from the wonderful Kate Atkinson that is full of suspense, surprises and a fair splattering of coincidence. This is the third book in the Jackson Brodie series but can be read as a standalone.

The opening scene shocked me! Kate Atkinson writes…


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Thriller

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better – Benjamin Wood

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June 6, 2019

Incertitude 

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better is a deeply psychological story with creative twists that shock and captivate the reader. Daniel Jarrett/Hardesty narrates the story in reflection, starting in 1995 as he is due to leave on a road trip with his estranged father, Francis (Fran) Hardesty. They…


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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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Crime Horror Thriller

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge – Max Collins et. al.

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May 2, 2019

Murderous

Violence has always been and always will be a constant product of human existence. Either as nations or individuals we continue to excel in its expression. Some very good authors have contributed to the A Time for Violence anthology and the editors have described it as “a love letter to the great…


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Crime Thriller

Confessions – Rich Kisielewski

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April 30, 2019

Capricious

From the outset, Paul Henry Richter announces himself as the killer of all serial killers

“… the inflictor of joy and sorrow, ecstasy and agony, heaven and hell, and everything known, unknown, and in between.”

The story flows along two main plot threads: one from the investigating Task Force team, and…


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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…


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Mystery Thriller

God’s House – John D. Trudel

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April 18, 2019

Efficacious

An accomplished cyber-thriller that is full of pace, intrigue and adventure. A very topical story that draws on the author’s own high tech background to carry an air of credibility and believability. Perhaps the single biggest issue facing our world today is energy supply and our depleting natural resources….

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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