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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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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I shouldn’t really need an excuse to re-read one of my all-time favourite books. But with the imminent release of Harper Lee’s lost novel – ‘Go Set a Watchman’, I couldn’t resist re-reading the brilliant ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – … Continue reading

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The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

‘The Forsaken’ is the 4th book in the Quinn Colson series by Ace Atkins, set in the fictional town of Jericho in the fictional county of Tibbehah in Mississippi. 37 years ago, two young girls were raped and shot. One … Continue reading

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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

‘This Dark Road to Mercy’ is Wiley Cash’s second novel and once again he has managed to completely capture me and take me to another place. The story is narrated by three different people – Easter Quillby is a nine … Continue reading

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The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

‘The Tilted World’ is an unexpected romance set during the devastating floods in Mississippi in 1927. Dixie Clay was originally from Alabama. The prettiest girl around, she fell for Jessie the prettiest boy when she was 12 years old. When … Continue reading

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