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Mystery Thriller

Roses, Wine & Murder – Rose Young

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29 July 2021

Roses, Wine & Murder is an intriguing murder mystery with charming characters that infuse a dazzling sense of location, landscape gardening and idyllic vineyards. A mystery based in New London, Connecticut, where the main protagonist and local gardening expert, Rozanne Samson, discovers a dead body in one of the city…


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Rock Paper Scissors – Alice Feeney

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3 July 2021

It’s February 2020 and Amelia and husband screenwriter Adam Wright journey through inclement weather to a weekend stay at a converted chapel at Blackwater Loch in the Scottish Highlands. The weekend away is an attempt to save their marriage though the atmosphere outside the Morris Minor matches the ominous…


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For Your Own Good – Samantha Downing

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3 July 2021

‘Welcome to Belmont Academy, a prestigious school where we expect and get the very best from our students. Let me introduce you to Mr Teddy Crutcher our Teacher of the Year and about whom I think it’s fair to say, he really enjoys teaching lessons ….’ just ask Zach,…


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Crime Thriller

A Beginners Guide to Murder – Rosalind Stopps

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9 June 2021

Grace, Meg and Daphne, all in their seventies, are sitting quietly in a coffee shop planning a murder. They want to save young Nina from The Toad because they have taken her into their hearts. They discuss and hatch a daring plot which all three seem remarkably ill suited…


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The Refuge – Jerome Loubry

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7 June 2021

‘Who rides so late tonight through night and wind?’ – GoetheWhy, it’s the Erlkönig, the Erlking, the symbol of death and the loss of innocence.

In September 2019 François Villemin, a lecturer at Tours University presents a case known as ‘Sandrine’s Refuge’ to his students. We all use refuges, hiding…


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The Pact – Sharon Bolton

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6 June 2021

I promised myself after reading The Split by Sharon Bolton that I would not hesitate to read her next book and here I am with The Pact and reaffirming my commitment to continue reading her work as a priority. Another outstanding psychological thriller with a devilish plot that is full of…


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The Maidens – Alex Michaelides

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5 June 2021

Ulterior

The Maidens is a clever psychological thriller steeped in the academic atmosphere of Cambridge University and with a final twist, I only partially saw coming.

“The oracles agree, in order to defeat the enemy and save the city, a maiden must be sacrificed, a maiden of noble birth.”

I’m a sucker for…


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The Maidens – Alex Michaelides

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11 May 2021

Mariana Andres receives a call from her distressed niece Zoe who is studying at Cambridge University. There has been a brutal murder and Zoe fears it is her friend Tara. Mariana travels to Cambridge as quickly as she can and becomes drawn into the dark orbit of Professor Edward…


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Girl in the Walls A.J. Gnuse

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10 May 2021

Home

Girl in the Walls is a unique story of survival and how we acknowledge the concept of ‘home’. Is home where we belong and feel safe – what a compelling story if two strangers have the same view over the same house. There is a glaring mystery behind the nature…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Every Last Fear – Alex Finlay

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13 April 2021

Every Last Fear has a profound mystery underlying a clever perceptive plot that ravages a family through the most brutal and chilling encounters with killers and callously powerful people. What makes this murder mystery that little more poignant are the backdrop similarities with the Netflix true-crime series Making a Murderer.

Danny…

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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