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Crime Thriller

Motherland – G.D. Abson

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March 24, 2020

First of all, the St Petersburg setting (Piter) absolutely grabbed me as did the insight into Russian policing and crime. Fascinating.

The book starts with a mysterious escape in 1999 and a car crash which coincides with the resignation of Yeltsin and close to the beginning of the Putin era….


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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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City of Sinners (DI Harry Virdee #3) – A.A. Dhand

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March 19, 2020

It’s been too long since I last read a Harry Virdee novel! Well, if you like dark and twisty then let me entice you to read this excellent Bradford based series!!! DCI Harry (Hardeep) Virdee is a really interesting fictional detective for several reasons. First of all, he’s a…


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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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Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Thriller

The Keeper – Jessica Moor

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February 23, 2020

Vulnerable

Poignant, probing and beautifully written, The Keeper will remind us how we have a duty to protect and support the vulnerable and abused in our society. A police investigation thriller that reveals a range of colourful characters, their unique stories and the multiple perspectives people have on domestic abuse.

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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…


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Crime Mystery Supernatural Thriller

The Other People – C.J. Tudor

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January 23, 2020

Indebted

The Other People is an exceptional psychological thriller with a dark and menacing mood that draws on a creepy supernatural feel. The writing is crazy good in instilling a chilling atmosphere, with voices and the finger of a paranormal threat to remind us that no –one is safe.

On his way…


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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…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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