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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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A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash

‘A Land More Kind than Home’ is Wiley Cash’s debut novel and it won the 2012 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. Coming from a criminal background, Carson Chambliss finds God and moves to a small Western North Carolina town … Continue reading

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