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The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay

The Twenty-Three is the last book in Linwood Barclay’s Promise Falls Trilogy and I really wanted to like it. I wanted to like it because the author is a great guy and I have enjoyed his books previously. Also I wanted to like it, because it always makes the review easier – and I enjoyed …

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She Chose Me by Tracey Emerson

I was sent a copy of the new novel, She Chose Me by Tracey Emerson, by the publishers Legend and have read the book. I now provide an honest review for this debut psycholgical thriller. There are two main protagonists, Grace and Cassie. Grace has returned to the UK after working abroad for many years …

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Me before You by Jojo Moyes

I had never read any books by Jojo Moyes, until Me before You became our book of the month for our book group. Me Before You tells the story of a successful young attorney, Will Traynor, who is seriously injured in an accident as a result of which he becomes wheel chair bound and quadriplegic. …

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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Every now and again I leave the world of modern writers and revert to the classics I feel I should read. So it was with Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery the book that tells the story of two women whose characters are completely different, but whose lives intertwine. The first of the women, Becky …

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Murder Served Cold by Paula Williams

I chose Murder Served Cold when I was brousing Amazon because I just loved the title! This is the debut cosy crime novel written by Paula Williams and published by Crooked Cat Books. The story is set in the little village of Much Winchmoor. Kat Latcham returns home after a disasterous love affair goes wrong. …

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Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand after he had been a speaker at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year and I bought his debut novel Streets of Darkness. I almost didn’t go to his talk because I had had a busy day and was quite tired and he was an author I had never heard of. …

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Antiques and Alibis by Wendy H. Jones

Antiques and Alibis by Wendy Jones was in the middle of my TBR pile. Therefore, I was delighted when she and her publishers,¬†Scott and Lawson, arranged a blog tour with Love Books Group Tour and I had an excuse to move this new novel to the top of the list. My favourite genres of books …

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Act of Vengeance by Michael Jecks

I first met Michael Jecks a few years ago when he was lecturing at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School and I am so glad I did! I have always enjoyed the Templar books, which start with The Last Templar, written by Michael Jecks. Act of Vengeance is a great modern spy thriller written by one of …

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Lemon Blossom by Nina Romano

Lemon Blossom is the second book in The Wayfarer Trilogy written by my friend and fellow author, Nina Romano. The first book is The Secret Language of Women, also reviewed on this site. I absolutely loved the the first book in this series and had been looking forward to reading Lemon Blossom too. It is …

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Winter Writerland by Beatrice Fishback

I recently finished the lovely cosy mystery written by Beatrice Fishback. I have read a couple of the books in her Bethel Manor series of novels, and know I like her style of writing.¬† Winter Writerland is set at a writer’s conference in central England where American teacher, Daisy, has retired. She meets up with …

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