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A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

‘A Dark So Deadly’ is the first novel that I’ve read by Stuart MacBride and it certainly won’t be the last. The story is set in the fictional Scottish town of Oldcastle where DC Calum MacGregor has been assigned to … Continue reading

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Darkside by Belinda Bauer

‘Darkside’ is the 2nd novel in Belinda Bauer’s Exmoor Trilogy and includes some of the characters from the 1st novel ‘Blacklands’. Jonas Holly was a young policeman with an exciting future ahead of him. But then his wife Lucy was … Continue reading

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Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson

‘Piece of My Heart’ is the 16th Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson and presents us with two intertwined murders, one in 1969 and one in the present day. 1969 was a time of drugs, hippies, free love and amazing … Continue reading

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Extraordinary People by Peter May

I loved reading Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy and his later novels so much that I decided to go back and read the Enzo files series. ‘Extraordinary People’ is so different from the other Peter May novels that I’ve read that … Continue reading

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

‘The Good Daughter’ is a standalone psychological thriller by Karin Slaughter. 28 years ago, the Quinn family was ripped apart. Rusty Quinn was a defence lawyer who defended the worst of the worst, so he had gained many enemies. Firstly … Continue reading

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The Fallen by Ace Atkins

‘The Fallen’ is the 7th novel in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins. Colson is settling in as Sheriff with Lillie Virgil as his deputy and Tibbehah County is keeping them busy. A group of bank robbers have been … Continue reading

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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson

‘Strange Affair’ is the 15th novel in Peter Robinson’s DI Banks series. In the previous novel ‘Playing With Fire’ Alan Banks nearly lost his life while his home burned to the ground. He lost everything he owned. He is still … Continue reading

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Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves

‘Telling Tales’ is the 2nd novel in the Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves. Ten years ago, Emma discovered the body of her best friend Abigail. The girls were 15 years old at the time. Jeanie Long, the girlfriend of … Continue reading

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Offline/ Odd Numbers by Anne Holt

‘Offline/ Odd Numbers’ is the 9th novel in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series by Anne Holt. It is 11 years since the tragic events that left Hanne in a wheelchair. Since then, she has become very reclusive and resisted all contact … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell

‘The Monster in the Box’ is Ruth Rendell’s 22nd Inspector Wexford novel. This one involves Reg Wexford reminiscing about his past while solving his latest crime. In his early days as a policeman in the 1950s, Wexford met Eric Targo. … Continue reading

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