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The Chair by G.B. Williams

I recently appeared on a literary panel at a crime festival with Gail Williams and, although I had not previously read any of her books, I thought it important to know about her book that we would be discussing and I am really pleased I did. The Chair is a gripping stand alone novel. The …

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Torn by Karen Moore

I had never read any works by Karen Moore, but I had heard a lot about her novel, Torn, and was keen to read it. The Blurb Like any mother, Hanna would do anything to protect her small daughter, Eva. When she discovers that her husband, Luciano, is not all he seems and their blissful …

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Facade by Helen Matthews

Every now and again, I read a book of which I have no expectations. The title is ambiguous, the author is new to me and I am just curious to read a novel from my ‘To Be Read’ pile. Facade by Helen Mattews fell exactly into this category. The Blurb A drowned child. Estranged sisters. …

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An Interview with Karla Forbes

What a pleasure it is to have fellow author Karla Forbes visit my blog today to discuss her writing journey. Karla’s new novel, Fallout, was published yesterday. Tell us about your interest in reading and writing. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I write under the pseudonym Karla Forbes and I recently …

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Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah

I was thrilled to meet psychological thriller writer Sophie Hannah at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year. I bought a book for my sister and Hurting Distance for me. It has taken an international pandemic and lockdown for me to get my TBR pile down far enough to get to this excellent novel. Hurting Distance …

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Heart of a Warrior Angel by Lali. A. Love

I am pleased to be involved in the blog tour for Heart of a Warrior Angel by Lali. A. Love @laliaristo put together by Love Book Tours. @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours  The Blurb Lilac Noble must face the traumatic experiences of her childhood before she can conquer the dark entities that have wreaked havoc on her family. …

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Safe House by Jo Jakeman

I was given Safe House as a Secret Santa gift and it took me until lockdown to catch up with it. I am sorry about that, because it is an excellent. gripping novel and beautifully paced. The Blurb The morning after a terrible storm, a woman turns up in a remote Cornish village. She calls …

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Review of Hunter’s Blood by Lance Greenfield Mitchell

This is the second of Val Penny’s Hunter series that I have read. Although they can all be read as stand-alone stories, they are tied together by the continuity thread of the characters who reveal more of themselves as you read on. Once again, I struggled to keep up with the relationships between the characters …

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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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Girl Zero by AA Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand last year at Swnawick Writers’ Summer School and was delighted to see him return in August to run a short course there. He also took part in an evening event with fellow crime writers, Simon Hall, Sophie Hannah and poet Alison Chisholm. Last year, I read, and reviewed on this …

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