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Dead Scared by S.J. (Sharon) Bolton

‘Dead Scared’ is the 2nd novel in S.J. Bolton’s Lacey Flint series and it is just as gripping as the first in the series – ‘Now You See Me’. There has been an increase in the number of suicides at … Continue reading

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Lifeless by Mark Billingham

‘Lifeless’ is the 5th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. In the previous novel ‘The Burning Girl’, DI Tom Thorne’s father died. Thorne feels that he is to blame for his father’s death and he is having difficulty coming … Continue reading

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You Can Run by Steve Mosby

‘You Can Run’ is Steve Mosby’s latest novel and is a very tense, very creepy and very compelling story about a serial killer. The Red River Killer has been active for nearly 2 decades. He abducts women who are never … Continue reading

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The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham

‘The Burning Girl’ is the 4th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. Twenty years ago, Carol Chamberlain was the lead investigator on a case where a schoolgirl was doused in lighter fluid and set alight. Gordon Rooker confessed to … Continue reading

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Fallout by Sara Paretsky

‘Fallout’ is the 18th V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky and I think this is the best one yet. Vic is begged by her young friend Bernie Fouchard to find August Veriden, the cousin of her friend. He is a … Continue reading

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Lazybones by Mark Billingham

‘Lazybones’ is the 3rd novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series, following on from ‘Sleepyhead’ and ‘Scaredy Cat’. During Douglas Remfry’s last few months in prison for rape, he started receiving letters and explicit photos from a woman named Jane … Continue reading

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Eden by Candice Fox

‘Eden’ is the 2nd novel in Candice Fox’s Archer and Bennet series and despite the name, this novel is more about Hades (Eden Archer’s adopted father) than about Eden. I would recommend that you read the first in the series … Continue reading

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Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay

‘Parting Shot’ is a standalone novel by Linwood Barclay but it is very closely linked to the Promise Falls trilogy (‘Broken Promise‘, ‘Far From True‘, ‘The Twenty Three‘) taking place once again in Promise Falls and featuring many of the … Continue reading

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Before The Fall by Noah Hawley

When I first read the description for ‘Before The Fall’ I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it. But it was so much better than I expected. A rich and powerful TV executive has chartered a flight from Martha’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French

‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ is the 7th novel in the Frieda Klein series by husband and wife team Nicci French. There has been a novel for each day of the week Monday-Sunday. There is one more planned to wrap up … Continue reading

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