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The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

‘The Last Ballad’ tells the story of Ella May Wiggins, a young woman who became a symbol for workers’ rights in America in the late 1920s. This novel was inspired by the 1929 strike at the Loray Textile mill in … Continue reading

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The Hush by John Hart

I love John Hart’s writing and I loved his novel ‘The Last Child’, but ‘The Hush’, which continues the lives of Johnny Merimon and Jack Cross 10 years after the events of ‘The Last Child’ was not what I was … Continue reading

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All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

‘All The Wicked Girls’ is the 2nd novel by Chris Whitaker and is as good as his first ‘Tall Oaks’. The story is set in the small town of Grace in Alabama and the small Southern town feel comes through … 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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The Innocents by Ace Atkins

‘The Innocents’ is the 6th novel in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins. Since being voted out as Sheriff of Tibehah county, Quinn has spent a year in Afghanistan training police. His good friend and former deputy Lillie Virgil … Continue reading

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Redemption Road by John Hart

‘Redemption Road’ was one of the best novels that I’ve read for a while. I’m particularly pleased after my disappointment with ‘The King of Lies’. There are a number of separate sub-plots running through the story that eventually tie together. … Continue reading

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The King of Lies by John Hart

‘The King of Lies’ is John Hart’s debut novel. After reading Hart’s brilliant ‘The Last Child’, I was keen to read some of his earlier work, but unfortunately this novel doesn’t come close to the same standard. Jackson Workman ‘Work’ … Continue reading

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The Redeemers by Ace Atkins

‘The Redeemers’ is the 5th book in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins and because of the character development over the course of the series, the books are best read in order. Quinn Colson has just been voted out … Continue reading

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Let Me Die In His Footsteps by Lori Roy

‘Let Me Die In His Footsteps’ is Lori Roy’s latest novel and is set in a small rural Kentucky town where lives are shaped by suspicions and traditions. The story is set in two time periods – in 1952 when … Continue reading

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The Last Child by John Hart

‘The Last Child’ is the first book that I’ve read by John Hart. It was brilliant and I can see why it won so many awards. A word of warning – if you can’t read about child abduction, then this … Continue reading

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