Book reviews

I enjoy discovering new authors as much as reading new books by my favourites.

You shouldn’t be surprised to discover I love crime fiction, especially when there are so many great authors and books to choose from.

I hope my reviews will give you an insight into the book and why it might be one you’d enjoy.

Currently reading You are Dead by Peter James

Angel LJ Ross

Angel by LJ Ross

5/5 stars. If you like original, twisting plots with characters you care for, this series is for you. It’s crime fiction at its best and most accessible. Description He’ll make ...
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Hell to Pay

Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett

5/5 stars. The story will live long in my mind as a brilliant example of crime writing at its best. Description When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn ...
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Before I Left

Before I Left by Daisy White

4/5 stars. While this is a crime story, it is ultimately about the power of friendship to heal old wounds, protect those who are vulnerable, and offer hope for a ...
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Dead Tomorrow

Dead Tomorrow by Peter James

5/5 stars. Peter James is a hugely talented and original author at the top of his profession. Another stunning crime novel. Description The body of a missing teenager is dredged ...
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Dead Mans Footsteps

Dead Man’s Footsteps by Peter James

5/5 stars. You can always rely on Peter James for an original and ingenious plot and story. Simply brilliant. Description Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, ...
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Only the Dead

Only the Dead by Malcolm Hollingdrake

3/5 stars. I enjoy something different from the norm, and the standard of writing was high, with some terrific descriptive passages and plenty of authentic detail. Description Meet DCI Cyril ...
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Heavenfield by LJ Ross

5/5 stars. I love the atmospheric locations, the sinister backstory and the engaging central characters, all wrapped up in some great writing. Description The hunter becomes the hunted… When a ...
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A Clerical Error

A Clerical Error by J New

4/5 stars. Good writing and storytelling kept me entertained from start to finish. Description When the crime scene is pure coincidence and there's no evidence, how do you prove it ...
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The Flesh of Trees

The Flesh of Trees by Kath Middleton

5/5 stars. Beautifully crafted and populated with believable characters you root for. Description “Don’t play in the Green Wood. Children disappear in there!” All her life, twelve year-old Sylvie Hummel ...
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One to Watch

One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett

5/5 stars. I’m enjoying this series more with each book. The cases are highly original, driven by twisting plots that keep you hooked and guessing to the final pages. Description ...
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Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

4/5 stars. It’s sad that this will be Kinsey’s last adventure, but she bows out with her head held high at the end of a remarkable series. Description The darkest ...
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The Good Mother

The Good Mother by Karen Osman

3/5 stars. The plot and the twist placed constraints on the way the story was told, draining much of the tension and suspense from it. Description How far would you ...
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Sycamore Gap

Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross

5/5 stars. Absorbing, well-written, beautifully crafted and filled with characters you care about, Sycamore Gap is crime fiction with a heart. Description THE EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL TO THE UK #1 BESTSELLER ...
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Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough by Peter James

5/5 stars. I hope Peter James enjoyed writing this story as much as I enjoyed reading it. Description Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing ...
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The Missing Children

The Missing Children by MA Comley

3/5 stars. The story had a decent pace and plenty of drama as it flicked between the police and the abductors of the children. Description The first gripping thriller in ...
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Tethered to the Dead

Tethered to the Dead by Robin Roughley

5/5 stars. Tethered to the Dead is delivered with wit and verve, making this an exciting read with a lead character you can’t help rooting for in both his professional ...
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Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett

5/5 stars. The story flies along like an express train, packed with suspense, excitement and twists as it races towards the exciting and satisfying climax. Description When a packed commuter ...
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A Narrow Victory by Faith Martin

3/5 stars. I liked the intriguing murder and plot, which was well developed, offering little in the way of suspects, but plenty of frustration for the investigators. Description Once again, ...
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