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The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

I discovered the works of Karin Slaughter through a recommendation from a Facebook book group. The Kept Woman is the most recent novel by her that I have read. I do think Slaughter is a brilliant surname for a crime writer. Karin Slaughter is an American crime writer, whose first novel Blindsighted became an international …

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Pompeii by Robert Harris

Several books by Robert Harris have been recommended to me, and The Fear Index is reviewed on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/07/20/the-fear-index-by-robert-harris/ . However, I the first read Pompeii when it was book of the month in our local book group. Robert Harris is a British author and previous journalist and BBC television reporter. Pompeii was originally published by …

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The Riverman by Alex Gray

When you meet Alex Gray, you meet a charming, elegant woman and it is hard to imagine the vicious crimes that emanate from her pen. Of course, she would argue that she is merely relating the actions of her characters. This she does very well. Although I only read Riverman recently, as it was book …

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Bad Boy by Peter Robinson

Those of you who read my site will know that I particularly enjoy the crime and thriller genres. I also have a lot of time for Peter Robinson, whom I find to be one of the most generous and entertaining writers. So, to you it will come as no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed his …

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Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li

My sister gave me this book for Christmas. Although it was described on the cover as a “thriller”, a genre I enjoy, it is not a book that I would have picked up for myself. The author, Yiyun Li is a Chinese American writer who was born in Beijing, China on 4 November 1972. She was …

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No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

I have enjoyed every book by Linwood Barclay that I have read. He is an American-born Canadian author who was born in Darien, Connecticut, USA in 1955. Barclay is a noted as a novelist, humourist, and columnist. His popular detective novels are bestsellers in Canada and internationally, beginning with No Time for Goodbye in 2007. …

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Avenger by Frederick Forsyth

I had never read any books by Frederick Forsyth, although I felt I should have done. So, when my husband and I were clearing out the spare bedroom and we found Avenger, I set it aside to read. Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author, former journalist and spy, and occasional political commentator. He was …

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Get Even by Martina Cole

I went into the library and the most recent Martina Cole book, Get Even, had just come in. As I was at the desk at the right time, I got to borrow the book without waiting. What a lucky break! I have enjoyed most of the books by Martina Cole that I have read and …

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The Price of Love by Peter Robinson

My older daughter gave me this this book as part of a Christmas present. I had not realised at first that The Price of Love is a book of short stories. Peter Robinson is an excellent writer and I do enjoy his novels. His short stories are probably less well known than his novels about DI …

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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train is a best-selling novel by British author Paula Hawkins. The novel debuted at number one on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list dated February 1, 2015. It was the first book recommended by a book group promoted by the ITV television programme, Loose Women. Coleen Nolan, the …

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