Monthly Archives: June 2015

Let Me Die In His Footsteps by Lori Roy

‘Let Me Die In His Footsteps’ is Lori Roy’s latest novel and is set in a small rural Kentucky town where lives are shaped by suspicions and traditions. The story is set in two time periods – in 1952 when … Continue reading

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Area 7 by Matthew Reilly

‘Area 7’ is the second book in Matthew Reilly’s Shane Schofield series. Even though the majority of this book was set underground, I was glad that it wasn’t under ice like the previous book – ‘Ice Station’. After the mutant … Continue reading

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The Last Child by John Hart

‘The Last Child’ is the first book that I’ve read by John Hart. It was brilliant and I can see why it won so many awards. A word of warning – if you can’t read about child abduction, then this … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson

‘Wednesday’s Child’ is Peter Robinson’s 6th DI Banks novel and is undoubtedly one of the best. Brenda Scupham is not very bright. She never particularly wanted children and doesn’t pay a lot of attention to her 7 year old daughter … Continue reading

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David Baldacci Profile and Books

David Baldacci was born in Richmond in 1960, Virginia and has lived in Virginia for most of his life. He studied political science and law and practiced as a lawyer for 9 years. Baldacci has been a writer for most … Continue reading

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The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye

‘The Fatal Flame’ is Lyndsay Fate’s 3rd book featuring Timothy Wilde. Wilde is a New York copper star. It is the 1840s, the NYPD is in its infancy and Timothy Wilde is its first detective. I’ve just found out that … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel by Sara Paretsky

‘Guardian Angel’ is the 7th V.I. Warshawski book by Sara Paretsky and once again has the female private detective fighting against greed to try to help those nearest to her. There are two main investigations in this book which eventually … Continue reading

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The Cellar by Minette Walters

‘The Cellar’ is Minette Walters’ latest novel (or novella) and is a riveting tale of abuse, deprivation and revenge. The Songali family obtained Muna from an orphanage when she was 8 years old. Muna is now 14 and has been … Continue reading

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Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky

‘Burn Marks’ is the 6th book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series, featuring a female private detective in Chicago. This one was written in 1990 and feels a bit dated in some parts – particularly the ‘Life on Mars’ style … Continue reading

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Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

‘Nobody Walks’ is a standalone spy thriller by Mick Herron and the brilliant characters in the story kept me hooked from beginning to end. Thomas Bettany is ex-MI5. He worked undercover for many years as Martin Boyd. When the operation … Continue reading

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