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Fantasy Mystery Young Adult

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

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4 February 2019

WizardIt’s difficult to say anything unique about the most successful book series in history. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling is momentous, captivating, obsessive, magical and intelligently written. The array of characters have become household names and our appetite for magic, good versus evil, humour, friendships and action-packed…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

Only a Mother – Elisabeth Carpenter

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22 January 2019

Devotion

Only a Mother is an edgy, psychological thriller that keeps the reader emotionally taut and suspicious at the turn of every page.

Craig Wright has spent 17 years in jail for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Lucy Sharpe, and there is a cloud of suspicion hanging over him for the…

Crime Mystery Thriller

The Puppet Show – M.W. Craven

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20 January 2019

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The Puppet Show is a fascinatingly dark serial killer hunt that is packed with intrigue, subterfuge, vengeance, and characters that provide such enthralling dynamics that make this a truly outstanding thriller. A brilliant read.

Washington Poe is…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Wait for Shadows – Karl Holton

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19 January 2019

Concealment

The Wait for Shadows is the remarkable second book in the Shadow Series from Karl Holton and continues unabated at the same relentless pace, with a complex plot, subterfuge, double-cross and ruthless killings, as the first. The storyline picks up just a week after the first book ends, with a…


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Crime Thriller

No Good Brother – Tyler Keevil

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17 January 2019

Brotherhood

Your brother walks up to you and says “I’m in a terrible spot with some really bad people. Will you help me?” You say “Is this illegal?” and your brother says “Yes, but if we don’t do it, they’ll kill me.” What do you do? Are loyalty and brotherhood…


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History Nonfiction

How to Remove a Brain: and Other Bizarre Medical Practices and Procedures – David Haviland

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15 January 2019

Discernment

How to Remove a Brain is the new book from the very talented David Haviland and he has a growing reputation of producing these fact-filled, trivia, fun reads, on multiple subjects. This medical subject really resonated with me as I often speak about the dubious practices that existed in healthcare…


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Humour

Checking Out – Nick Spalding

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13 January 2019

Achievement

Checking Out, is a funny-sad examination of a man dealing with an inoperable brain tumour and a very poor prognosis. The man is 33-year-old Nathan and he’s a musician and composer and has lived a pretty affluent lifestyle over recent years following a winning tune which hit bigtime. This…


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Humour

Dry Hard – Nick Spalding

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13 January 2019

Commitment

I genuinely have moments in Nick Spalding’s books where I laugh out loud. I have since his first books, learned NOT to read them in public as it avoids embarrassing spontaneous outbursts of laughter, snorting when trying to control the outbursts, and dribbling tears and saliva out my eyes…


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Fantasy Horror Reviews

Season of Storms (Witcher#0) – Andrzej Sapkowski

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12 January 2019

The Return of the Witcher

A prequel that will appeal to avid fans, filling out the backstories of key characters and expanding further upon the established lore. However, as a standalone, it’s perhaps the weakest of The Witcher series.

Once more Geralt finds himself trapped between malicious monarchs and sultry sorceresses,…


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Crime Mystery

The Girl in the Woods – Patricia J. MacDonald

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6 January 2019

Steadfast

The Girl in the Woods is a cosy murder mystery that is an enthralling read full of suspense, guilt and a determination to right a wrong. Blair’s best friend Molly is unceremoniously sent home alone from Blair’s house by her guardian, Uncle Ellis. Ellis is a well-drawn and unpleasant character…

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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