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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: Paranormal Warwickshire by S.C. Skillman

Paranormal Warwickshire by S.C. Skillman My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is obvious that a lot of work has gone into this book. The result is an excellent collection of stories about ghosts and the houses and castles in … 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 Conjuror by Luanne G Smith

The Conjurer by Luanne G. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the third, and in my opinion, the best of The Vine Witch trilogy. Who would have thought that there were so many differing talents amongst witches, … 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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Book Review: Naked Truths by Karen Botha

Naked Truths by Karen Botha My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was OK and it was an enjoyable read. It could have been so much better though. The ideas behind the plot were good and, like any good … Continue reading

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