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Snap by Belinda Bauer

SNAP is the latest novel by Belinda Bauer. This is a standalone novel, however, the character DCI Marvel also appeared in Bauer’s earlier novels DARKSIDE and THE SHUT EYE. One summer day, Eileen is travelling with her 3 children in … Continue reading

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Here and Gone by Haylen Beck (Stuart Neville)

HERE AND GONE is a suspense thriller by Stuart Neville writing under the name Haylen Beck. Neville is best known for his Irish detective novels while this novel is a suspense thriller set in Arizona. Audra Kinney has finally broken … Continue reading

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Buried by Mark Billingham

BURIED is the 6th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. When Luke Mullen, the 16 year old son of a former DCI is kidnapped, Tom Thorne is lent to the kidnapping unit. Here he works with DI Louise Porter … Continue reading


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Dark Tides by Chris Ewan

DARK TIDES is a thriller by Chris Ewan set on the Isle of Man. The Manx version of Halloween is known as Hop-tu-naa. On 31 October 1995, when Claire Cooper was 8 years old, her mother went missing and was … Continue reading

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Lost by Michael Robotham

LOST is the 2nd novel by Michael Robotham featuring London psychiatrist Joseph O’Laughlin. But O’Laughlin only has a minor role in this novel, the main character this time is detective Vincent Ruiz who also featured in the first novel in … Continue reading


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The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

THE CRAFTSMAN is set in the area in which Sharon Bolton grew up, in Lancashire around Pendle Hill, an area known over the centuries to be home to many witches. The story is set in 1969 and in 1999. Assistant … Continue reading

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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

GUN STREET GIRL is the 4th novel in Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series. Duffy is a Catholic cop in the almost exclusively Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) in 1985 at the height of the troubles. Between endless rounds of riot … Continue reading


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The Distance by Helen Giltrow

THE DISTANCE is the first novel in a series by Helen Giltrow featuring Charlotte Alton. The 2nd novel in the series – IDENTITY was published in 2015 but unfortunately I have not been able to find this novel published in … Continue reading

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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

MACBETH is one of the most violent novels that I’ve read for a while. This is Jo Nesbo’s version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth starts out as the head of the SWAT team in a town that is run by organised … Continue reading

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The Day of the Dead by Nicci French

THE DAY OF THE DEAD is the 8th and final novel in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife duo known as Nicci French. Frieda is in hiding. This was the only way she could think to protect … Continue reading


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