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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: 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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