Book reviews

I love reading books and discovering new authors. I post reviews on the books I finish on Amazon and Goodreads.

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

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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Burning Ambition by Barry Faulkner

Burning Ambition by BL Faulkner

16th July 2019      4 stars. My thoughts I thoroughly enjoyed my first outing with Detective Chief Superintendent Palmer as his team piece together a baffling crime puzzle. While I haven’t ...
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Murder by the Minster by Helen Cox

13th July 2019.    3 stars. My thoughts I was drawn to this novel for two reasons – I lean towards the cosy end of the crime market and the publisher ...
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The Puppet Show by MW Craven

The Puppet Show by MW Craven

3rd July 2019.      3 stars. My thoughts The story started with such promise as a serial killer mystifies the police with his bizarre and seemingly random murders. Then the name ...
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Love You Dead Peter James

Love You Dead by Peter James

26th June 2019    5 stars. My thoughts This is one of the best, most enjoyable and original of the Roy Grace series so far. Faultless and accomplished, this is an ...
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Faceless by Rob Ashman

Faceless by Rob Ashman

13th June 2019. 3 stars. My thoughts This is the first book by Rob Ashman I’ve read. I found it easy to read and follow, with a good pace, interesting ...
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The Hangman's Hold

The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood

7th June 2019. 4 stars My thoughts I’ve enjoyed the Matilda Darke novels. I like the author’s writing style, his original plots and his sympathetic portrayal of a damaged detective ...
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