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Crime Thriller

When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson

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June 12, 2019

Circumstance

When Will There Be Good News? is a thriller from the wonderful Kate Atkinson that is full of suspense, surprises and a fair splattering of coincidence. This is the third book in the Jackson Brodie series but can be read as a standalone.

The opening scene shocked me! Kate Atkinson writes…


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Literary Fiction

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

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June 9, 2019

Apocalyptic 

The Road tells the story of a father and son warily travelling across post-apocalyptic America, hoping to reach a place of sanctuary. The atmosphere drapes the reader in a throbbing dread for the character’s lives and the acute fear of a father to keep his son safe. In a very…


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Literary Fiction

Behind Her Back – Jane Lythell

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June 8, 2019

Subterfuge

Liz Lyon, the producer at StoryWorld TV, has returned in Behind Her Back, Jane Lythell’s second novel in the series. A fascinating entertaining drama that simmers with deceit, power struggles and family issues. We have a fascination with the world of TV, films and media – the glamour, glitz…


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Literary Fiction

The Last Patient – David Johnson

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June 6, 2019

Penitence 

The Last Patient is a forthright combination of human abuse and how a spark of benevolence can light the way to resolution. 

Maggie Stinson has only a few days remaining before she retires from her social-work job when she is asked to attend to one more patient.

“But Maggie … It’s…


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Thriller

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better – Benjamin Wood

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June 6, 2019

Incertitude 

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better is a deeply psychological story with creative twists that shock and captivate the reader. Daniel Jarrett/Hardesty narrates the story in reflection, starting in 1995 as he is due to leave on a road trip with his estranged father, Francis (Fran) Hardesty. They…


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Literary Fiction

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt – Andrea Bobotis

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June 2, 2019

Affirmation

To take a journey through a story enraptured by the characters and setting, to enjoy the slowly maturing and revealing threads of secrets, which friends and family have held close, to witness the family dynamics across a spectrum of personalities, and to appreciate the slow transition towards equality between…


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Crime Nonfiction

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey Cep

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May 26, 2019

Accursed

Furious Hours is a truly engrossing documentary style book that brings three enthralling stories together around a series of incidents involving a serial killer. Each part includes the perspective of a renowned personality; Reverend Willie Maxwell (Serial Killer Preacher – Voodoo Preacher), Tom Radney (Lawyer) and Harper Lee (Author -…


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Literary Fiction

Woman of the Hour – Jane Lythell

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May 21, 2019

Persistence

Woman of the Hour is a highly entertaining and revealing peek into the world of live television and the struggles to maintain a career, whilst also managing a home life with a typical teenage daughter. Liz Lyon is Head of Features at StoryWorld TV and a single mum to Flo,…


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Fantasy

Smoke in the Glass – Chris Humphreys

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May 21, 2019

Provocation

Smoke in the Glass is a fantasy tale full of adventure, conflict and deceit. A novel where legends inspire people and gifts are not always distributed fairly or received by the most virtuous. The Immortal’s Blood Series is based in a world split into four lands: Corinthium, Ometepe, Midgarth and Land of…


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Literary Fiction

The Spinning Heart – Donal Ryan

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May 12, 2019

Predicament

The Spinning Heart is an outstanding book that vividly portrays the damage the financial crisis had on people’s lives in Ireland while elevating our reading experience to such wonderful heights with beautiful poetic writing.

“There’s a red metal heart in the centre of the low front gate, skewered on a rotating…

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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