Monthly Archives: August 2016

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

‘I See You’ is Clare Mackintosh’s 2nd novel. After reading her 1st novel ‘I Let You Go’ I was worried that she wouldn’t be able to maintain the pace in her 2nd. But this novel grabbed me and wouldn’t let … Continue reading

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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

‘The Concrete Blonde’ is Michael Connelly’s 3rd Harry Bosch novel and once again it is even better than the previous book. Four years ago, Harry shot and killed Norman Church in the line of duty. Even though Church was found … Continue reading

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The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

‘The Kept Woman’ is the 8th novel in Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series and I’m excited to see the series return after a few years break. Karin Slaughter’s last two novels were standalone novels – ‘Cop Town’ and ‘Pretty Girls’. … Continue reading

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The Innocents by Ace Atkins

‘The Innocents’ is the 6th novel in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins. Since being voted out as Sheriff of Tibehah county, Quinn has spent a year in Afghanistan training police. His good friend and former deputy Lillie Virgil … Continue reading

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Clare Mackintosh Profile and Books

Clare Mackintosh is an English novelist who spent 12 years working in the police force. As a police Inspector, her job involved a lot of writing but not much creativity. She was also working very long hours and wanted to … Continue reading

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Safe House by Chris Ewan

After a series of comedy/crime books, ‘Safe House’ is Chris Ewan’s first thriller. The story is mostly set on the Isle of Man where Ewan lives. Rob Hale is an amateur motorcycle racer who works as a plumber and heater … Continue reading

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

‘I Let You Go’ is one of the most incredible debut novels that I’ve read. Well done to Clare Mackintosh and it’s easy to see why this novel won the 2016 Theakstons Award. One rainy afternoon on the way home … Continue reading

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The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

‘The Black Ice’ is the 2nd book in Michael Connelly’s Detective Harry Bosch series. A dead body has been found in a seedy hotel room. It should have been Harry’s call, but it has gone directly to Central division rather … Continue reading

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Renee Knight Profile and Books

Renee Knight was born in the UK in 1960. She worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries, but she found the ‘all or nothing’ work hours incompatible with raising a family and quit while her children were young. She wrote … Continue reading

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A Corpse in Shining Armour/ Family Affair by Caro Peacock

‘A Corpse in Shining Armour/ A Family Affair’ is the 3rd novel in Caro Peacock’s Liberty Lane Victorian mystery series. Once again this novel has a different title depending on where in the world you live. Lord Brinkburn has been … Continue reading

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