Book reviews

I love reading books and discovering new authors. I will always post review on any book I finish.

I hope my reviews will help you discover new authors and novels to enjoy.


I Could Be You

I Could Be You by Sheila Bugler

4th August 2020.   4 stars. A dead woman lies at the side of the road and her child is missing. Former journalist, Dee Doran, who has problems of her own, ...
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Dancing with the Octopus

Dancing with the Octopus by Debora Harding

25th July 2020.   5 stars How do you review a story that’s so intensely personal and traumatic, where the author opens her heart and soul to you? Simple – you ...
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Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone by Tony J Forder

16th July 2020.      4 stars. The skeletal remains of a woman are found in a shallow grave in a wood in this first book featuring DI Bliss and DS ...
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Become a Successful Indie Author by Craig Martelle

16th July 2020. 4 stars. As the title suggests, this book is aimed at independent authors. It’s a positive, encouraging book that shows you what it’s possible to achieve with ...
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Following- A Marketing Guide to Author Platform

16th July 2020.   5 stars. This free guide to building and developing an author platform is a must read for any independent author, trying to build their brand and improve ...
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Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue by MJ Alridge

16th July 2020. 3 stars. This is the fifth book in the series, but the first I’ve read by the author. I know it’s usually better to start at the ...
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Innocent Lies

Innocent Lies by Chris Collett

16th July 2020.   4 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed Deadly Lies, the first DI Mariner story. (Check out my review here.) I looked forward to reading this second outing, which dealt ...
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The Missing Nurse

The Missing Nurse by Roger Silverwood

3rd July 2020.  2 stars. The story starts with a patient murdering a nurse at an asylum twenty years ago and moves swiftly to 2002 and Detective Inspector Angel, a ...
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Once Gone Blake Pierce

Once Gone by Blake Pierce

28th June 2020.    4 stars Once Gone is the first novel in the series featuring FBI agent, Riley Pierce, and my first introduction to the character. A serial killer is ...
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The Felt Tip Murders by BL Faulkner

The Felt Tip Murders by BL Faulkner

27th June 2020.    5 stars. Another hugely entertaining story in the Serial Murder Squad series as the team pursues a killer who’s targeting the financial sector. Can DCS Palmer and ...
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Gone Daddy Gone by Cheryl Bradshaw

Gone Daddy Gone by Cheryl Bradshaw

23rd June 2020.  5 stars. I fairly zipped through this novel, which either means it’s a quick read or I couldn’t put it down. It’s probably both as once again ...
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The Jansson Tapes by Colin Garrow

The Jansson Tapes by Colin Garrow.

17th June 2020.   5 stars. With more than a gentle nod to The Rockford Files and The 39 Steps, Colin Garrow’s third offering in the Terry Bell series is the ...
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Succession by BL Faulkner

Succession by BL Faulkner

12th June 2020.  5 stars. The 11th outing with the Serial Murder Squad is another fast paced investigation that dips into the murky world of gangland crime. When members of ...
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Borderlands by LJ Ross

Borderlands by LJ Ross

11th June 2020.  3.5 stars. You’re always guaranteed and entertaining and enjoyable crime story from LJ Ross and the fourteenth books in the DCI Ryan series is no exception. This ...
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The Snow Killer

The Snow Killer by Ross Greenwood

4th June 2020.   4 stars. I enjoyed this story because it wasn’t populated by the usual traumatised police detectives that seem to be everywhere these days. The killer was also ...
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The Mermaids Singing

The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid

2nd June 2020.   4 stars. One of the joys of crime fiction is the number of series available, whether by established or new authors. While many police procedurals are similar ...
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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

27th May 2020.  3 stars. One of my missions this year is to read the works of well-known crime writers, both old and current. As I have a preference for ...
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No Simple Death

No Simple Death by Valerie Keogh

21st May 2020.   4 Stars I was drawn to this police procedural, set mainly in Dublin, by the quality of the writing when I read a sample. It wasn’t long ...
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