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Crime Thriller

Cash Money – D. Ray Thomas

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July 27, 2018

Recompense

Douglas Gage is back in this second book in D. Ray Thomas’ novella series – Take It Back. There is something enticing about these short stories. While I had planned to read this second book after a few others, I couldn’t get Gage out of my mind so I…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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July 27, 2018

Foreboding

“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time. It was the early summer of 1945, … ‘Daniel you mustn’t tell anyone what you’re about to see today’ my father warned.”

That wonderful opening line sets the scene for an…


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Romance

One Day – David Nicholls

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July 27, 2018

If unrequited love is one of the saddest feelings we can ever experience, then imagine how much of a tragedy it is when both feel that their love for the other may not be felt as strongly in return, and the risk of losing everything if you reveal your…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

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July 27, 2018

The Lovely Bones was a beautiful book that exposed deep feelings due to its very sad backdrop. The story relates to the child murder of Susie Salmon, and how from beyond the grave she watches how her family and friends come to terms with her death, and also how the…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Dead Ex – Jane Corry

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July 25, 2018

Deception

I was held spellbound from the first page to the last by this intricate and devious mystery. In a genre where it is difficult to stand out, The Dead Ex conjures up a captivating plot with plenty of suspense and surprises.

Vicki narrates the story as one of 3 women that will…


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Business

The Startup Owner’s Manual – Steve Blank

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July 24, 2018

Startup

The Startup Owners Manual is a wonderfully inspiring and informative book on how to start your entrepreneurial career and new business. It doesn’t cover the logistical or administrative tasks but it does focus on the most important aspect of how to achieve customer adoption and retention. In their terms,…


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Business Personal Development

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

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July 24, 2018

Principles

The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of those seminal pieces of work that everyone should read. It is not a business book, it is not a marriage help book, it is not a parenting book and it is not a friendship book. It is a book…


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Blog Horror Mystery

Bloodline Audiobook Released – 24 July 2018

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July 24, 2018

The Audiobook narrated by the very talented Marnye Young is released today 24th July 2018. The Cull: Bloodline is written by Eric J Gates and is the first part of an enthralling and bloodthirsty series.

 

See book review on this site http://thereadingdesk.com/bloodline-by-eric-j-gates/

Literary Fiction

The Tyre – C.J. Dubois, E.C. Huntley

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July 24, 2018

Karma
The Tyre is one of those extremely evocative stories that deal with the multiple and diverse elements at play in the rigid caste system in India. It is also a story of a family’s good luck and misfortune, how hopes are created and dashed, how survival is a struggle, and…


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Literary Fiction Mystery

The Savage Garden – Mark Mills

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July 23, 2018

Prevarication
What was so appealing to me about “The Savage Garden” was first, a very engrossing and intriguing story, and second, to add extra spice, the very clever links with neoclassical literature, especially Dante’s epic poem Divine Comedy, and the soul’s journey towards God from Inferno (Hell), through Purgatorio and…

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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