Author Archives: peterjearle

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 4 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom' and 'Medicinal Purposed Only', all from Southern Africa.

TWO NIGHTS – Kathy Reichs

I am a Tempe Brennan fan, but not to rake up old bones, this is a stand-alone diversion. A fast moving exciting tale for whom, if it was for a debut novelist, I’d be encouragingly optimistic. But Kathy Reichs is … Continue reading

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LEDSTON LUCK – Andrew Barrett

EDDIE COLLINS series # 4. Andrew Barrett is now on the top shelf and compares well with any of the best in the crime thriller genre. I am a fan. He is striking a nice balance with enough necessary expert … Continue reading

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INTO THE WATER – Paula Hawkins

Much expected from the successful author of  highly proclaimed THE GIRL on the TRAIN!   A small community living on a river bank flanked by a cliff is, and has been, a site for drowning women as far back as … Continue reading

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NIGHTHAWK – Clive Cussler & Graham Brown.

As true to the Cussler tradition of high adventure as any of his best. Another one from the NUMA Files; a gripping ride from one dire situation to the next. An American space craft is high-jacked just after re-entry and … Continue reading

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DEAD LETTERS – Caite Dolan-Leach

A fairly satisfying mystery, but by no means a thriller, following an electronic and real paper chase amongst a series of multi-hued herrings awash with wine and pills. Summoned home to the news that a fire has destroyed the barn … Continue reading

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The EMPEROR’S REVENGE – Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

As is usual Cussler, history, treasure and world-threatening events intertwine to give us another exciting read from a master of adventure. Napoleon Bonaparte, imprisoned on the island of St Helena, dies of arsenic poisoning, as we all know. Well, of … Continue reading

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The THIRST – Harry Hole 11 – Jo Nesbo

Harry Hole has embedded himself solidly into the top of the ranks of detectives; and this offering is no exception. Heart-stoppingly tense, Nesbo not only gives a tight story, his characters are so real, so deep and so subtle that … Continue reading

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THE SLEEPWALKER LEGACY – Christopher Hepworth.

An exciting thriller steeped in historical background starting two hundred years ago on a US battleground where British scientist George Napier witnesses a drug-driven massacre and vows to eradicate the drug called Berserker, but his drug company is taken over … Continue reading

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PROTOCOL ONE – Nathan Goodman

This is our introduction, and that of the FBI, to Jana Baker, a determined young woman who gets the internship of her dreams as PA to Petrolsoft’s billionaire CEO, Runa Dima. Petrolsoft is a software company with fingers in the … Continue reading

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The WORDSMITH – Alan Ayer

A horror story really, which, if you have not read the blurb, takes you by surprise. I started off, innocently, liking Walt the author, even though it was clear from the outset that he was a fraud. There was sure … Continue reading

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