Monthly Archives: December, 2019

The Lewis Man by Peter May

The Lewis Man is the second book in Peter May’s acclaimed Lewis Trilogy. I found it for sale in a charity booksale and chose it because I enjoyed the first book in the series, The Blackhouse, so much. The story finds Fin return to Lewis after the death of his son and the collapse of …

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The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore

The ghost story, The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore was book of the month in my book group. We had not read a ghost story for a while so everybody was looking forward to this one. The Greatcoat is set just after World War II, in the summer of 1954, newly wed Isabel Carey arrives in …

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Keep the Midnight Out by Alex Gray

Few Scottish authors have matched the quality and quantity of novels produced by Alex Gray over the years. I have read many of the books in her DCI Lorimer series, but rarely in order. This rarely matters because most of her novels work well as stand alones. Keep the Midnight Out is no exception. Keep …

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Bethel Manor Reborn by Beatrice Fishback

Sometimes a sequel can be a disappointment. However, I had read Bethel Manor by Beatrice Fishback and enjoyed it, so when I had an opportunity to read bethel Manor Reborn, I took it and was not disappointed. I would recommend reading these books in the correct order as the story flows on seamlessly. Clare Shaw …

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Evil Games by Angela Marsons

Angela Marsons was a new author to me, although I had heard a lot about her novels and they were highly commended. I’ll be honest, I chose Evil Games because it was on sale. It transpires this is the second book in her DI Kim Stone series, but it really doesn’t matter because this works …

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In America by Nina Romano

In America is the third novel in Nina Romano’s award winning series, the Wayfarer Trilogy. I enjoyed the first two novels, The Secret Language of Women and Lemon Blossoms and was looking forward to reading the final book. In America did not disappoint. In America tells the conclusion of the Scimenti family saga. It takes …

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Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings by Katharine Johnson

Although this was the first novel written by Katharine Johnson, it is the one I have read most recently. I always enjoy the subtle pschological thrillers created by Johnson. I would put the quality of her writing along side Erin Kelly or Sophie Hannah, although Johnson is less well known. In Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings, …

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If You Love Me I'm Yours by Lizzie Chantree

Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that my favourite genre is crime fiction, however from time to time I stray into other territories. Often this is because of my book group or because I am given a book as a gift. On other occassions, I simply find an author whose work …

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Strange Affair by Peter Robinson

I have read many of Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks books, but not necessarily in the correct order, but that never seems to matter. Strange Affair is the fifteenth book in the seriesbut I only read it recently. This is an interesting novel because in it a murder and a personal story about Banks intertwine. A …

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Die Every Day by Gordon Bickerstaff

I am thrilled that Gordon Bickerstaff has agreed to visit my blog during the blog tour by Love Book Group Tour for his new novel Die Every Day part of his Lambeth Group series. The Blurb A woman is murdered in a Glasgow city hotel room. Police have everything they need to charge a suspect. …

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