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Currently reading The Family by Louise Jensen

The Family by Louise Jensen

The Family by Louise Jensen

6th November 2019.  2 stars. After reading some of the reviews for this psychological thriller, I started the book with high expectations. The first impressions were good. The story was ...
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Murder on Mystery Island

Murder on Mystery Island by Colin Garrow

30-10-2019.  5 stars. This is the fifth in the Watson Letters series, a deliciously funny and inventive spoof of Baker Street’s finest. Set in a parallel universe where almost anything ...
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The Calling by Jane R Goodall

The Calling by Jane R Goodall

22nd October 2019.  3.5 stars. In the last of the Briony Williams trilogy, the author lovingly recreates London 1976 in an atmospheric and different kind of police procedural. It is ...
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Ministry of Murder

Ministry of Murder by BL Faulkner

12th October 2019. 5 stars. This is third book in the series I’ve read and the most enjoyable yet. Like the previous books, the no-nonsense approach produces a direct story ...
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Dead if you Don't

Dead If You Don’t by Peter James

9th October 2019.   4 stars. When you read a Roy Grace novel, you’re guaranteed an intriguing plot with many strands and some neat twists to wrong foot you. This one ...
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Takeaway Terror

Takeaway Terror by BL Faulkner

2nd October 2019.  4 stars. This is the second novel in the series I’ve read and enjoyed. It only took me a day as the novel is short, delivering a ...
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I have a secret

I Have a Secret by Cheryl Bradshaw

1st October 2019.  4 stars. Another enjoyable book in the Sloane Monroe series finds her at a school reunion, where Doug Ward is brutally murdered. Determined to find out why, ...
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Need You Dead

Need You Dead by Peter James

26th September 2019.  5 stars. I’ve enjoyed every novel in the Roy Grace series. With an imaginative and complex plot, fascinating insights into police procedure and a few surprises as ...
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The Visitor

The Visitor by Jane R Goodall

23rd September 2019.  4 stars This complex novel pits folklore, superstition and the supernatural against forensic science and police procedure to produce an intriguing story about the hunt for an ...
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The Lost CHild

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis

19th September 2019. 4 stars. Sometimes I like to step outside my normal reading list to try a new author or a different style of book. The Lost Child ticked ...
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A Long Cool Glass of Murder

A Long Cool Glass of Murder by Colin Garrow

12th September 2019.  5 stars My thoughts It’s been some time since I enjoyed the first Terry Bell novel, but it’s been worth the wait. A Long Cool Glass of ...
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Girl Watching You

Girl Watching You by J A Schneider

5th September 2019.   5 stars. I loved this psychological thriller from the first page. The writing was smooth, intriguing and sharp. Ava Beck's intensity and compulsion was as addictive as ...
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The Word is Murder

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

29th August 2019.    4 stars. This is a whodunit based on a clever premise – the author himself becomes part of the investigation in a tribute to Sherlock Holmes. The ...
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The Walker

The Walker by Jane R Goodall

25th August 2019. 4 stars. This is a complex and complicated police procedural with shades of Hogarth, Jack the Ripper, secret societies and a police team struggling to make sense ...
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The Body on the Beach

The Body on the Beach by Simon Brett

13th August 2019.   5 stars. The Body on the Beach immediately transported me into the gentle world of seaside town, Fethering, on the Sussex coast. Filled with sharply observed characters, ...
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The Moor

The Moor by LJ Ross

6th August 2019.  5 stars. LJ Ross has delivered another terrific and highly entertaining episode in the DCI Ryan series. This time it’s a cold case investigation, triggered by the ...
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Murder Served Cold

Murder Served Cold by Paula Williams

3rd August 2019.  4 stars. I enjoyed the wit, humour and characters in this cosy mystery, where the village busybody is murdered and dumped in a chest freezer. As she ...
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Murder in Mind

Murder in Mind by Cheryl Bradshaw

25th July 2019      5 stars. My thoughts I love novels where it gets personal. And it doesn’t get more personal than hunting down the man who killed your twin sister ...
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