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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: 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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Book Review: Killing Eve – Die for Me (Endgame)

Endgame by Luke Jennings My rating: 4 of 5 stars The third book in this series was originally launched under the name ‘Killing Eve- Endgame,’ which is what I pre-ordered. I suppose that the publishers, or the author, changed the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny

Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny My rating: 4 of 5 stars As you’d expect from the first book in a crime series, there is plenty of character development. I must have met about twenty characters in the first four chapters … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drowning With Others by Linda Keir

Drowning With Others by Linda Keir My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is an onion of mystery and intrigue. Initially, it looks fairly simple and perfectly formed but as each layer is peeled back, more defects and flaws … Continue reading

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Book Review: Counterfeit by Elizabeth Ducie

Counterfeit! by Elizabeth Ducie My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a well-crafted and very believable tale of deceit and intrigue. The pace is good and is maintained throughout. I love the characters, who continue to reveal hidden secrets … Continue reading

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Book Review: Watching the Bodies by Graham Smith

Watching The Bodies by Graham Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jake Boulder is a night club bouncer in Casperton, a small town in Utah. He occasionally helps his private eye friend, Alfonse, with some of his cases. Jake, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first Sally Lockhart story that I have read, and it probably won’t be the last. In the beginning, it was difficult for me … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke

The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke My rating: 3 of 5 stars Based upon a true story, this account of what happened when three schoolgirls were psychologically manipulated into committing the most horrendous and chilling crime, is quite gripping. Investigative … Continue reading

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