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Mystery Thriller

God’s House – John D. Trudel

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April 18, 2019

Efficacious

An accomplished 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….


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Historical Fiction Horror Mystery Thriller

The Devil Aspect – Craig Russell

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April 8, 2019

Malignant

The Devil Aspect is absorbing, mystifying and deliciously sinister. Craig Russell is a talented writer that has superbly blended a compelling nefarious plot, with inexplicably damaged characters, myths and legends, and a setting that is dark and chilling. I just love it. 🙂

Dr Viktor Kosárek is a young enthusiastic psychiatrist…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Season of Darkness – Cora Harrison

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April 6, 2019

Steady

Season of Darkness is a historical murder mystery that treats us to the illustrious characters of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins in the roles of detectives. The relationship between Dickens and Collins is very interesting and intriguing, where Dickens is more the mentor and advisor to Collins but not as…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

The Owl Killers – Karen Maitland

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April 4, 2019

Karen Maitland’s ability to create the 14th century English village scene is fantastic. The tug-of-war between religion and superstition is ever present, and the atmosphere is full of distrust. Into this fine balance comes a group of Beguine women who establish a community on their own land. Their female…


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Crime Thriller

Little Lovely Things – Maureen Joyce Connolly

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March 31, 2019

Obfuscation

Little Lovely Things is a remarkable debut novel from Maureen Joyce Connolly that is enthralling, enigmatic, heart-breaking and full of dark suspense. We anxiously encounter the nightmare every parent dreads. SOMEONE STOLE MY CHILDREN! The story fully engages our emotions and pulls us erratically between hope and despair.

Claire was suffering a dreadful…


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Crime Thriller

A Burning in the Darkness – A.P. McGrath

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March 24, 2019

Penitence

I love periodically reading little-known authors because more often than not you get these unique gems with interesting characters and clever changes to crime and thriller plots. A Burning in the Darkness is one of those books that demonstrates creativity and some fascinating storylines.

The prologue is startling and you ponder…


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Historical Fiction Thriller

The Wolf and the Watchman – Niklas Natt och Dag

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March 8, 2019

Corrosiveness

A dark and gruesome Gothic thriller, which reveals a formidable and disturbing portrait of Stockholm during the tumultuous period of the late 18 century. The Wolf and the Watchman is at times horrifying, often captivating and always brilliantly written. I love the title and from that alone, there is a sense…


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Thriller

The Line Between – Tosca Lee

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March 2, 2019

Accretion

The Line Between is a beautifully written page-turner that is clever, duplicitous and shrouded in menace from beginning to end. A new author for me and totally blown away with Tosca Lee’s ability to weave a powerful plot, a wide mix of intriguing characters, a cataclysmic setting and personal conflict…


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Crime Thriller

Woodcutter – Shaun Baines

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February 28, 2019

Distrust

The Woodcutter is a brutal and unforgiving story that leaves you in a cold sweat as you try to navigate the deception, threats and continuous revelations around the Dayton criminal empire.

Daniel Dayton is hiding out in Scotland from his father and his brother when he is eventually tracked down and…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan

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February 24, 2019

Perfidious

The Scholar is Dervla McTiernan’s second book with DS Cormac Reilly, and as a crime writer, she has reinforced her position as one of the best new talents around.

Cormac Reilly is an ex-anti-terrorist officer who moved from Dublin to the Galway GardaĂ­ to accommodate his partner, Dr Emma Sweeney, with…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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