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Now You See Me by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Now You See Me’ is the first novel in a series by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton featuring the detective Lacey Flint. She is a very different detective with the sort of past that would keep most people away from the police. … Continue reading

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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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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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Disclaimer by Renee Knight

‘Disclaimer’ is Renee Knight’s debut novel. It is certainly a page turner, but looking back on it a few days later, I’m not sure that I liked it all that much. Catherine and Robert Ravenscroft have just moved house when … Continue reading

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Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

‘Daisy in Chains’ is a gripping psychological thriller by Sharon Bolton. It is definitely not a novel for the squeamish. Hamish Wolfe is in prison for the abduction and murder of three young women, killed because they were fat. He … Continue reading

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Saturday Requiem by Nicci French

‘Saturday Requiem’ is the 6th novel in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife duo known as Nicci French. While each novel in the series builds in the life of psychotherapist Frieda Klein, this novel could be read … Continue reading

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Darkest Place by Jaye Ford

‘Darkest Place’ is the latest psychological thriller by Jaye Ford and I was once again reminded of the reasons I rush to get her novels as soon as they are available. 13 years ago, Charlotte Townsend was involved in a … Continue reading

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Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

‘Dark Corners is the very last novel by Ruth Rendell published after her death earlier this year. Her brilliance as a writer will be sadly missed as once again in this novel she has taken some fairly ordinary people and … Continue reading

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The Breaker by Minette Walters

‘The Breaker’ is Minette Walters’ 6th novel. Like all of her books that I’ve read, the plot forms a fairly minor part of the book, with the real impact being in getting inside the heads of the main characters. Two … Continue reading

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Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

‘Little Black Lies’ is the first book that I’ve read by Sharon Bolton. What an introduction! I now want to read everything she’s written. The story is set in the Falkland Islands and this wild and rugged landscape with its … Continue reading

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