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Love’s Child by Lizzie Chantree

I have read several books by Lizzie Chantree and always enjoyed them, Love’s Child was no different. This is a fabulous, feel good book with an amazingly satisfying twist at the end. The story in Love’s Child revolves around David Love and his pregnant girlfriend, Tilly. They have everything the wealthy socialite Jemima Trent wants. …

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The One From The Other by Philip Kerr

I had not read anything by this author before, but this book was highly recommended to me by a good-looking man in a charity shop. Unfortunately, our taste in literature is not similar. This is the fourth book where the main protagonist is Bernie Gunther. Maybe I should have started at the beginning of the …

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City of Sinners by A.A.Dhand

Amit Dhand is an author I discovered a couple of years ago when he spoke at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. He writes very dark, violent crime novels set in Bradford, England. He also weaves in very interesting personal back stories for his characters. City of Sinners is the third book in his Harry Virdee series. …

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I was given this book for Christmas by my daughter. It is one of her favourites and I was charged with reading and reviewing it. I have to admit that when I started The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle I found it really hard going and could not understand its appeal. The story is set …

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Murder in the Dark by Betsy Reavley

I have just finished Murder in the Dark by one of my favourite authors, Betsy Reavley. The story is set in and around Cambridge, England and I did enjoy the descriptions and nods to the area, as well as the tense plot. The story begins when Tilly Edgely arrives to open up the bookshop where …

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Never Somewhere Else by Alex Gray

I have found a few of Alex Gray’s more recent books a bit disappointing. However, I know she can write excellent novels, so when I found this earlier book, Never Somewhere Else, on sale, I picked it up, only to discover that this is the first book in the author’s DCI Lorimer series and I …

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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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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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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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