Category Archives: Book review

Reviews of books that I have read

Book Review: Of Vice and Virtue by E.B. Brown

Of Vice and Virtue by E.B. Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars This series gets better and better! Every element of this story draws me in as if I am being sucked in by quicksand. The character development is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shrouded Path by Sarah Ward

The Shrouded Path by Sarah Ward My rating: 4 of 5 stars What I immediately loved about this story was the familiarity that I had with the setting. Having grown up in the area of North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt

Ride for Rights by Tara Chevrestt My rating: 5 of 5 stars The story is based on characters who truly existed and on events which really happened. There are contemporary snippets from the New York Times throughout the book. However, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Cut by Val Penny

This is the superb first episode of a crime thriller series set in Central Scotland featuring feisty DS Jane Renwick. The story moves at great pace and high tension from the first page to the last with plenty of danger … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Deadly Influence by Mike Omer

A Deadly Influence by Mike Omer My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the main, this is a gripping, fast-paced chiller thriller. The characters, especially the main protagonist, Abby Mullen, are authentic. Abby is a negotiator and the opening scene … Continue reading

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Book Review: Definitely Dead by Kate Bendelow

Definitely Dead by Kate Bendelow My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a truly excellent debut novel. There is no question in my mind that it fully deserves my five-star rating. From start to finish, the pace never lets … Continue reading

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Book Review: All My Lies by Sophie Flynn

All My Lies by Sophie Flynn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sophie Flynn’s debut novel has a great storyline and some interesting characters. She certainly shows a lot of promise and I look forward to reading much more of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sweetpea by CJ Skuse

Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book deserves my five star rating because it is genuinely unputdownable. I have it loaded on my Kindle and found myself reading it on my phone app as I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Memory Tin by Sally Trueman Dicken

The Memory Tin by Sally Trueman Dicken My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lizzy is a depressed widow. She needs some new interest to drag her away from her natural misery. That could be her late husband’s allotment but something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Glamourist by Luanne G Smith

The Glamourist by Luanne G. Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Glamourist picks up where The Vine Witch left off, following the magical stories of Elena, Yvette and Sidra. Who would have thought that there was such a … Continue reading

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