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.

Caught Harlan Coben

Caught by Harlan Coben

23rd December 2018 – 5 stars The author’s distinctive voice and style immediately drew me into this complex, twisting story that kept me hooked and guessing to the final pages ...
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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 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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