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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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Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

‘Pretty Girls’ is the 2nd standalone novel by Karin Slaughter, although she has promised that next year’s novel will again feature her series characters Will Trent and Sara Linton. Whether she writes standalone or series novels, Slaughter is one of … Continue reading

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Friday On My Mind by Nicci French

‘Friday on my Mind’ is the 5th book in the Frieda Klein series by Nicci French. As usual with a new Nicci French book, I devoured this on in a very short time and I’m now left waiting a year … Continue reading

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The Cellar by Minette Walters

‘The Cellar’ is Minette Walters’ latest novel (or novella) and is a riveting tale of abuse, deprivation and revenge. The Songali family obtained Muna from an orphanage when she was 8 years old. Muna is now 14 and has been … Continue reading

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