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Crime Mystery Thriller

Buried – Lynda La Plante

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May 14, 2020

Identity

The highly popular, Hall of Fame author, Lynda La Plante, has treated us to another great crime thriller and the start of a new series starring her new protagonist DC Jack Warr. Buried, is a novel that is clever and compelling, and shows the natural ease La Plante has in creating…


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The Four Symbols (Sacred Grounds) – Eric Giacometti

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May 9, 2020

Artifact

The Four Symbols (Sacred Grounds) is a World War II thriller set against the shrouded beginnings and growth of Nazi ideology and the pursuit of ancient relics in establishing a new order – a Third Reich. Ancient swastika relics hold importance and deep meaning that foster a new religion and…


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Historical Fiction Thriller

The Art of Dying – Ambrose Parry

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May 1, 2020

As I’m interested in the history of medicine this is a book that appeals. ✔️ Set in Edinburgh? Another ✔️. Featuring Dr James Simpson of chloroform fame? ✔️ Brilliant characters in the aforementioned Simpson, Dr Will Raven and Sarah Fisher? ✔️ An intriguing mystery? ✔️ I could go on!!…


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Mystery Thriller

Little Secrets – Jennifer Hillier

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April 26, 2020

Devious

Little four-year-old Sebastian and his mother Marin Machado are shopping in a crowded shopping centre in Seattle, just before Christmas. The air is filled with excitement and anticipation. As Marin drops Sebastian’s hand to respond to a text message, the next two hundred and forty seconds will see the…


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Mystery Thriller

The Split – Sharon Bolton

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April 20, 2020

Breach

The Split is an outstanding psychological thriller that is throbbing with suspense and suspicion. A past that is slowly uncloaked, revealing dark and horrific crimes that are haunting and driving alarming consequences in the present.

“Felicity crawls into the cupboard and wraps the duvet around her as she settles herself into…


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Mystery Thriller

What Lies Between Us – John Marrs

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April 15, 2020

Vengeance

What Lies Between Us is a dark psychological thriller that will disturb your concept of a mother and daughter relationship. What has happened to have caused such a taut hatred? To smile and engage with light conversation while underneath plotting to be free while violence lurks, that will shock to…


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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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Crime Thriller

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…

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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