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Dead Scared by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Dead Scared’ is the 2nd novel in S.J. Bolton’s Lacey Flint series and it is just as gripping as the first in the series – ‘Now You See Me’. There has been an increase in the number of suicides at … Continue reading

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Lifeless by Mark Billingham

‘Lifeless’ is the 5th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. In the previous novel ‘The Burning Girl’, DI Tom Thorne’s father died. Thorne feels that he is to blame for his father’s death and he is having difficulty coming … Continue reading

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Camino Island by John Grisham

Unusually for John Grisham ‘Camino Island’ is not a legal thriller. The first section of the novel involves the theft of the original F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts from Princeton University library. It is a daring theft which is executed to … Continue reading

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You Can Run by Steve Mosby

‘You Can Run’ is Steve Mosby’s latest novel and is a very tense, very creepy and very compelling story about a serial killer. The Red River Killer has been active for nearly 2 decades. He abducts women who are never … Continue reading

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The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham

‘The Burning Girl’ is the 4th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. Twenty years ago, Carol Chamberlain was the lead investigator on a case where a schoolgirl was doused in lighter fluid and set alight. Gordon Rooker confessed to … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

‘The Other Side of Silence’ is the 11th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series featuring the Berlin homicide detective before, during and after WWII. It is 1956 and Bernie is working as a hotel concierge on the French Riviera … Continue reading

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Fallout by Sara Paretsky

‘Fallout’ is the 18th V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky and I think this is the best one yet. Vic is begged by her young friend Bernie Fouchard to find August Veriden, the cousin of her friend. He is a … Continue reading

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Lazybones by Mark Billingham

‘Lazybones’ is the 3rd novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series, following on from ‘Sleepyhead’ and ‘Scaredy Cat’. During Douglas Remfry’s last few months in prison for rape, he started receiving letters and explicit photos from a woman named Jane … Continue reading

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Eden by Candice Fox

‘Eden’ is the 2nd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennet series and despite the name, this novel is more about Hades (Eden Archer’s adopted father) than about Eden. I would recommend that you read the first in the series … Continue reading

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins shot to fame with ‘The Girl on the Train’. Her second novel – ‘Into the Water’ is very different but just as good. Nel Abbot is the latest woman in Beckford to die in the section of river … Continue reading

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