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The Honest Lies by Elizabeth Lyvers

I had heard a great deal of chatter about The Honest Lies, Elizabeth Lyvers’ debut novel. Naturally, I wanted to read the book to form my own opinion and one thing I can tell you straight off: this does not read like a debut novel. The author tells the story in a most assured way. …

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The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

This is the ninth book in Karin Slaughter’s riveting Will Trent series, although it does work as a stand alone. I treated myself to The Last Widow during lockdown for Covid-19 when reading and writing were my escapes from the real world. The Blurb A mysterious kidnapping On a hot summer night, a scientist from …

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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

I was given The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley as a birthday gift. I was pleased to receive it because I had heard lots of good things about it. I had not read anything by this author before, so I was intrigued. The Blurb n a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old …

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Trace Evidence by Vanessa Robertson

I had not read any books by Vanessa Robertson before, but her work had been recommended to me as novels I would enjoy. This is the second book in a series, but it works perfectly well as a stand-alone novel. The Blurb Art crime investigator Kate Carpenter is back in this fast-paced and twisty follow-up …

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The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

This was the first book I had read by the distinguished mystery writer, Josephine Tey. Her work had been recommended to me over the years and I finally got around to reading her first mystery, The Man in the Queue. It was my introduction to her detective inspector Alan Grant and I must say I liked …

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The Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler

I recently read the new novel by Charlie Tyler, The Cry of the Lake. This is a debut novel and I had heard great things about it, so I was excited to read it. The novel is set in and around Oxford and the description of some parts of the area are a delight. The …

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The Circle-A Killings by Sean Heary

I am thrilled to be included in the blog tour for The Circle-A Killings by Sean Heary @Sean_Heary run by the wonderful Kelly Lacey of #LoveBookTours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours¬†This is such an exciting time for any author, it is lovely to get involved and I am delighted that Sean took time to grant me an interview …

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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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The Tale of the Depressed Man by Mason Bushell

I am always thrilled to find an author new to me whose work I enjoy. It is a real treat. Mason Bushell is an English author from Norwich who writes The Workhouse Mysteries. As those of you who read my blog will know, my favourite genre is crime thrillers and mystery novels so I recently …

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The Refuge by Jo Fenton

I have just finished the new novel by Jo Fenton, The Refuge, published by Crooked Cat Books. The novel is a sequel to her debut novel, The Brotherhood which is also reviewed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2018/07/25/the-brotherhood-by-jo-fenton/ . The Refuge commences at the point where the Abbey has passed from the Brotherhood to Mark and …

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