Category Archives: Crime

UNDER THE ICE – Rachael Blok

Jenny is a new mother; exhausted, tearful, brittle. She finds herself sleep-walking, barefooted in the snow, down to the nearby lake which seems to have a hold on her. Her visions include shadowy figures and threatening whispers. Inexplicably, barely remembered … Continue reading

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WINTER SISTERS – Robin Oliveira

Mary Sutter #2. When the 1879 blizzard that devastates Albany, New York, finally releases its killer grip, close family friends, husband and wife, of Dr Mary Sutter and her physician husband, have both lost their lives. But more troubling is … Continue reading

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RUN AWAY – Harlan Coben

Your eldest daughter has run away; she does not want to be found. Then you see her in a park, busking. You hardly recognise her, so wasted, so shrunken and filthy is she; but you can’t help yourself reaching out … Continue reading

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THE SECRETARY – Renee Knight

The plot is centred on the relationship between the absolutely discreet and loyal secretary, Personal Assistant Christine Butcher, and her driven ruthless boss, supermarket mogul, Mina Appleton. It is Christine’s post-traumatic diary of the events leading up to that present … Continue reading

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NEVER TELL – Lisa Gardner

Excellent! A thriller, a whodunnit until the last moment with more twists than a corkscrew. This is my first Lisa Gardner, but wow! Where has she been all my reading life? She has 20 previous novels to her name. Her … Continue reading

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DARKEST TRUTH – Catherine Kirwan

After awhile, it doesn’t matter that this is no longer a whodunnit; that it issues its own spoiler, but the doubts come and go. Which adds to the tension, of course. Lawyer, Finn Fitzpatrick, is accosted in the street by … Continue reading

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NOT FORGIVEN, Araneya Series #2 – Neven Carr

This is one of those series where one really needs to absorb the first one first, but, that (FORGOTTEN) being on special at the moment, grabbing it now would be a worthwhile introduction to this one. Both are well worth a read … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE DARK – Gregg Hurwitz

ORPHAN X #4. Excellent. One of the best thriller series around today.     Why is the American President obliterating the agents of the clandestine Orphan Program, especially Orphan X’s very first assassination assignment? Evan Smoak needs to find the … Continue reading

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ONE FALSE MOVE – Robert Goddard

One man’s extraordinary ability to out-think a computer game leads to powerful companies and government agencies vying for the entrapment of that man. An innocent in so many other ways, Joe Roberts is ill-prepared for the dark forces prepared to … Continue reading

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SLOW MOTION GHOSTS – Jeff Noon

A viciously occult murder. A curious clue left on the body. The soundtrack to the murder still playing… I am a slow reader, but I started this intriguing thriller early and finished it late the same day. If stars were … Continue reading

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