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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

‘The Da Vinci Code’ is the 2nd novel by Dan Brown featuring Harvard Art Historian and world renowned Iconologist Robert Langdon. Langdon is in Paris giving a lecture when he receives a call in the middle of the night from … Continue reading

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Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

‘Cruel and Unusual’ is Patricia Cornwell’s 4th Kay Scarpetta novel. Somewhere between the previous novel and this one, the love of Kay’s life Mark has died, Kay has moved house, and Kay’s niece Lucy has done a lot of growing … Continue reading

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Darien: Empire of Salt by C.F. Iggulden

Conn Iggulden, writing under the name C.F Iggulden has published his first fantasy novel ‘Darien: Empire of Salt’. I don’t often read fantasy but I love Conn Iggulden’s historical fiction novels so decided to give this a go. I’m glad … Continue reading

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The Dry by Jane Harper

‘The Dry’ is Jane Harper’s debut novel and is the first in a series featuring detective Aaron Falk. When Aaron returns to Kiewarra for the funeral of his childhood best friend Luke Hadler, it is the first time he has … Continue reading

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A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

‘Column of Fire’ is Ken Follett’s 3rd novel set in the town of Kingsbridge, but it is very different from the 2 earlier novels – ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’. The novel begins in 1558 with Queen … Continue reading

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Make Me by Lee Child

‘Make Me’ is the 20th Reacher novel by Lee Child, following the ex-military drifter Jack Reacher as he tours America righting wrongs. Reacher has decided to travel to the small Oklahoma town of Mother’s Rest to find out how it … Continue reading

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The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

‘The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye’ is the 5th novel in the millennium series and the 2nd novel in the series written by David Lagercrantz. The first 3 novels were written by Stieg Larsson. Lisbeth Salander has … Continue reading

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Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

‘Good Friday’ is the 3rd novel in Lynda La Plante’s Tennison series which describes the career of the young Jane Tennison we see as a hardened DCI in the Prime Suspect series. Jane is now a Detective Constable but still … Continue reading

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The Affair by Lee Child

‘The Affair’ is Lee Child’s 16th Reacher novel and takes us back to Jack Reacher’s time in the army – just before he left to live his life of wandering and righting wrongs. Janice May Chapman was raped and murdered … Continue reading

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Alys, Always by Harriet Lane

‘Alys, Always’ is Harriet Lane’s debut novel. Francis Thorpe is in her mid-thirties and single. She works as a sub-editor for a struggling publication. She leads a fairly mundane life and there is not much prospect of that changing. Then … Continue reading

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