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Mystery Thriller

April in Spain – John Banville

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30 July 2021

Exposed

It’s always a rewarding choice to read John Banville. His latest novel, April in Spain, is another absorbing and fascinating mystery that finds Irish pathologist Dr Quirke on holiday in sun-drenched and atmospheric Spain with his wife, Evelyn. He thinks he recognises a young woman that was presumed dead. Quirke…


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Mystery Thriller

Roses, Wine & Murder – Rose Young

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29 July 2021

Roses, Wine & Murder is an intriguing murder mystery with charming characters that infuse a dazzling sense of location, landscape gardening and idyllic vineyards. A mystery based in New London, Connecticut, where the main protagonist and local gardening expert, Rozanne Samson, discovers a dead body in one of the city…


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Romance

Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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28 July 2021

Hello my friends, welcome to the 2nd review of my compare and contrast series. This comparison and contrast are on the Romance Subgenres of Clean and Dirty romance. Today we do the review for the Dirty Romance. Last week was the Clean, and you can check out my review…


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Reviews Romance

A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch

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19 July 2021

Hello everyone, today we start my contrast discussion of the romance subgenres with the “Clean” one. If you want to know more about this, search “Mrs. Y Reviews Books” in a browser bar, and come check out my blog. This is my review of “A Proper Scandal” by Esther…


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Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery

The Dark Frontier – A.B. Decker

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12 July 2021

Inflection

The Dark Frontier is an absorbing and mysterious drama that meticulously crafts a menacing tale that explores a personality transformation of the main protagonist along with two sequences of events. As a London-based journalist, Frank Goss takes an assignment in Switzerland to cover the 1971 Swiss referendum of women’s right…


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Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Unsettled Ground – Claire Fuller

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5 July 2021

This novel based on the story of an impoverished rural family kept me reading. The writer’s skill at character development is masterful. The stories of each member of this family reveal themselves gradually and we discover strength in Jeanie, reportedly the least capable, great weakness in Justin, her twin,…


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Mystery Thriller

Rock Paper Scissors – Alice Feeney

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3 July 2021

It’s February 2020 and Amelia and husband screenwriter Adam Wright journey through inclement weather to a weekend stay at a converted chapel at Blackwater Loch in the Scottish Highlands. The weekend away is an attempt to save their marriage though the atmosphere outside the Morris Minor matches the ominous…


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Mystery Thriller

For Your Own Good – Samantha Downing

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3 July 2021

‘Welcome to Belmont Academy, a prestigious school where we expect and get the very best from our students. Let me introduce you to Mr Teddy Crutcher our Teacher of the Year and about whom I think it’s fair to say, he really enjoys teaching lessons ….’ just ask Zach,…


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Reviews

Dead Ground – M.W. Craven

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2 July 2021

Deception

Dead Ground is the latest in the spellbinding crime thriller series from Mike W. Craven. It is such a joy to read a captivating thriller with two characters in Tilly and Poe that are awash with fascination, excitement, capability and humour.

With an international trade summit planned for Scarness Hotel in…


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Supernatural War

Hellbound – Giacometti and Ravenne

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25 June 2021

Hellbound is the final book in a superb supernatural spy thriller series called the Black Sun Trilogy. During the Nazi reign in Germany in the 1930s and 40s, this epic trilogy portrays the story of the hunt for four swastika icons that can provide such supernatural occult power that the…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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