Category Archives: thriller

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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DOMINO ISLAND – Desmond Bagley

A gem of a thriller from a long-dead author’s stored archives, and it is a cracker. Desmond Bagley’s tight adventure novels were sometimes spoiled for me by his inclusion of Land Rovers cc the sixties where his gaffs about them … Continue reading

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ONE MORE LIE – Amy Lloyd

If one had to sum up this chilling tale of psychological suspense, I would use the word uncomfortable. With a new name and an ankle monitor, Charlotte, the adult, is released back into the world. Try as she might, she … Continue reading

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THE POTENTIAL – David A. Davies

Look no further if you are after a thriller of character depth, plot twists and factual settings. In Bonn, Chris Morehouse, a UK citizen working as a chauffeur for the CIA, is driving the US Ambassador when an attack is … 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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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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CELTIC EMPIRE – Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler

A DIRK PITT NOVEL – An entertaining adventure packed full of action and our well-known heroes: Dirk Pitt, and all his NUMA team, plus his son and daughter, Summer and Dirk Pitt Jnr. all behaving heroically and surviving, of course. … 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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