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I love reading and discovering new authors and series. It should come as no surprise that crime is my favourite read, particularly when there are so many inspiring authors, like Sue Grafton, Peter James, Rachel Amphlett, Robin Roughley, and LJ Ross, to name a few. I always review the books I enjoy to help others who may be interested.

Currently reading Caught by Harlan Coben


Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

4th December 2018 – 5/5 stars. Peter James always comes up with original plots that entertain, intrigue and delight. This time, it’s the world of the superstar singer/actor that gets ...
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Seven Bridges

Seven Bridges by LJ Ross

21st November 2018 – 4/5 stars Once again, the author delivers another terrific story, filled with tension, suspense and superlative writing as someone starts blowing up the bridges over the ...
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Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In by Michael Wood

19th November 2018 – 5/5 stars. Every once in a while a story comes along that blows your socks off. It’s not just the story that stands out from the ...
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Gallows View

Gallows View by Peter Robinson

12th November 2018 – 4/5 stars First published in the late 1980s, Gallows View focuses on the characters and day to day police work in a provincial Yorkshire Dales town ...
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Silent Scream

Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

4th November 2018 – 4/5 stars Every once in a while a book hits you with such force, it can leave you breathless. There are no compromises with Silent Scream, ...
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No Time for Goodbye

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

2nd November 2018 - 4/5 stars I loved the idea behind this story. Imagine waking up one morning to discover that the rest of your family have disappeared. No note, ...
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Dead Man's Grip

Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James

21st October 2018. 5/5 stars for another inventive plot and stylish addition to the Roy Grace series. The story starts with a road accident that spirals out of control when ...
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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

14th October 2018 - 5/5 stars. I studied this novel for my English Literature O level back in 1974/5 and it changed my life. The story taught me about tolerance ...
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Dark Skies

Dark Skies by LJ Ross

5th October 2018 – 4/5 stars After Cragside’s detour into the whodunit, it’s good to be back into the more familiar police procedural format. This time a murder from thirty ...
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Cragside

Cragside by LJ Ross

28th September 2018 - 4/5 stars It was always going to be a challenge to follow the high drama and intensity of the previous two novels, Angel and High Force, ...
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Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground by Rachel Amphlett

21st September 2018 – 5/5 stars. You’re always guaranteed something intriguing, original and a little bit different when Kay Hunter investigates a murder. Gone to Ground begins with the gruesome ...
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Hush Now Baby

Hush Now Baby by Cheryl Bradshaw

14th September 2018 – 5/5 stars. Sometimes, you come across a book that grabs you from the first line, connecting on a deeper level than most books. Hush Now Baby ...
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The Reckoning

The Reckoning by Kerry Watts

13th September 2018 - 3/5 stars. There’s always something intriguing about a vigilante, driven to take action where the legal system fails to deliver justice. Is he doing society a ...
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For Reasons Unknown

For Reasons Unknown by Michael Wood

 5/5 stars. This is the first book I’ve read by Michael Wood and it definitely won’t be the last. But it didn’t start out that way. Inwardly I groaned when ...
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Unquiet Souls

Unquiet Souls by Liz Mistry

3/5 stars. I like to try something from an author I haven’t read before and the opening signalled a dark and complex crime story about child trafficking. It turned out ...
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Girl on a Train

Girl on a Train by AJ Waines

3/5 stars. While I loved the idea behind the story, the concept felt stretched and contrived in places. My thoughts I loved the idea of sitting next to a stranger ...
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A is for Alibi

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

4/5 stars. Thirty years ago, I read this novel about feisty private detective, Kinsey Millhone, who lives and operates in the fictional town of Santa Teresa in California. At the ...
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High Force

High Force by LJ Ross

5/5 stars. It was always going to be difficult to follow the breath-taking excitement and climax of Angel, the previous novel in the series, but High Force is simply stunning ...
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