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The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

THE TITAN’S CURSE is the 3rd novel in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Luke is continuing to build his army and many of the half bloods have gone over to the side of evil. So camp half-blood is … Continue reading

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Silent Victims by Lynda La Plante

SILENT VICTIMS is the 3rd novel in Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect series and features Jane Tennison as a detective in charge of her own investigation. But in a sign of the times, her male colleagues are still trying to … Continue reading

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A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay

A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS is a standalone thriller by Linwood Barclay. Paul Davis, a college professor, sees one of his colleagues, Kenneth Hoffman, driving erratically, so he decides to follow him to make sure he is OK. When Paul finally catches … Continue reading

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Take Me In by Sabine Durrant

TAKE ME IN is another tense thriller by Sabine Durrant. But like the last one I read – LIE WITH ME there are no really likeable characters in the novel. Tessa and Marcus are a young couple with a 3 … Continue reading

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The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

THE SEA OF MONSTERS is the 2nd book in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. When Percy’s school gymnasium is attacked by monsters, Percy realises that it is time to return to the only safe place for those who are half … Continue reading

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Bloodline by Mark Billingham

BLOODLINE is the 8th Tom Thorne novel by Mark Billingham. Thorne didn’t have to take this latest case, but he and his girlfriend Louise have suffered a tragedy and Thorne feels more comfortable working than facing his own life. A … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Boy by Lindsey Davis

PANDORA’S BOY is the 6th novel in the Flavia Albia series by Lindsey Davis. Flavia Albia is the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and like her father is a private investigator in ancient Rome. Albia’s new husband Tiberius is still … Continue reading

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Little Deaths by Emma Flint

LITTLE DEATHS is a crime thriller set in 1965 and is inspired by a true story. It is Emma Flint’s debut novel. Ruth Malone is a single mother of two children living in a working class Queens neighbourhood. She works … Continue reading

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Death Message by Mark Billingham

DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th novel in the Tom Thorne series by Mark Billingham and one of the best in the series that I’ve read. Thorne is used to investigating murderers, but in this case the murderer is getting personal. … Continue reading

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Snap by Belinda Bauer

SNAP is the latest novel by Belinda Bauer. This is a standalone novel, however, the character DCI Marvel also appeared in Bauer’s earlier novels DARKSIDE and THE SHUT EYE. One summer day, Eileen is travelling with her 3 children in … Continue reading

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