My review of You Will Never Find Me by Robert Wilson Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for the review Amy Boxer, the precocious daughter of London kidnap consultant Charles Boxer and Detective Inspector Mercy Danquah, has drifted from melancholy … Continue reading
Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game… When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a … Continue reading
Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review “For lovers of English mysteries with authentic settings and spot-on police procedures, North’s Harm None is just the ticket.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George Penwith, the southwest tip … Continue reading
Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review When one of the notorious Johnson brothers is murdered and a bag of money goes missing, a deadly game of cat and mouse is set in motion. DS Allie Shenton and … Continue reading
Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review A man’s body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a magnetic letter in the shape of an E. Days later, a second victim is found, this time with … Continue reading
Blurb from goodreads.com. Please scroll down for my review. Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the … Continue reading
Lara Finch is living a lie.
Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy and starts an illicit affair.
When Lara vanishes from the night train without leaving a trace, only her friend Iris disbelieves the official version of events, and sets out to find her.
For Iris, it is the start of a voyage that will take her further than she’s ever travelled and on to a trail of old crimes and dark secrets.
For Lara, it is the end of a journey that started a long time ago. A journey she must finish, before it destroys her..
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It was crazy really, she had never met the woman, had no idea of her real name but she thought of her as a friend. Or, at least, the closest thing she had to a friend in Dublin.
Struggling with a new baby, Yvonne turns to netmammy, an online forum for mothers, for support. Drawn into a world of new friends, she spends increasing amounts of time online and volunteers more and more information about herself.
When one of her new friends goes offline, Yvonne thinks something is wrong, but dismisses her fears. After all, does she really know this woman?
But when the body of a young woman with striking similarities to Yvonne’s missing friend is found, Yvonne realises that they’re all in terrifying danger. Can she persuade Sergeant Claire Boyle, herself about to go on maternity leave, to take her fears seriously?
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The gripping new psychological suspense novel from the author of Until You’re Mine.
Oh God, please don’t let me die.
It has taken nearly two years for the Warwickshire village of Radcote to put a spate of teenage suicides behind it.
Then a young man is killed in a freak motorbike accident, and a suicide note is found among his belongings. A second homeless boy takes his own life, this time on the railway tracks.
Is history about to repeat itself?
DI Lorraine Fisher has just arrived for a relaxing summer break with her sister. Soon she finds herself caught up in the resulting police enquiry. And when her nephew disappears she knows she must act quickly.Are the recent deaths suicide – or murder?
And is the nightmare beginning again? Continue reading
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A mesmerizing thriller — told in reverse “The 13th Hour” is the story of a man given the chance to go back in time in one-hour increments to prevent a vicious crime from destroying his life.Nick Quinn is being held in jail, accused of the murder of his beloved wife, Julia. He knows she’s dead; he saw her bloody corpse, shot in the head at point-blank range. The police tell him they found the murder weapon with his fingerprints on it in the trunk of his car. Nick is confused, grief-stricken — “and completely innocent.”
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Every spy has a beginning, and for Colonel Aleksandr Talanov of the KGB, that moment occurs one summery night in 1985 on the Costa del Sol, at the height of Cold War tensions between the Americans and Soviets.
As a signatory to the Biological Weapons Treaty of 1972, the United States had already destroyed its military stockpiles of weaponized pathogens. The Soviet Union, however, responded differently to the signing of that treaty. They created a network of forty-seven top-secret production facilities spread across Russia. Called Biopreparat, it was the largest biological weapons program in history.
So when a scientist from one of those facilities decides to defect, Talanov has the assigned task of bringing him back. But after tracking the scientist and his family to Spain, Talanov is betrayed and the scientist and his family are murdered.
Here we are again, at the time of the month where my online book group discusses the book of the month. This month´s choice is Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver. I had never heard of this author before until I was browsing on the Richard and Judy´s book club and I came across their autumn list.
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A SECRET THAT WILL CHANGE LIVES FOREVER
It was supposed to be the start of a big night out. But when Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie’s house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner’s cooking, the TV’s on. Carrie, her husband and their two daughters are gone.
This is one of my multiple review posts with different thoughts on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, first comes the blurb for those of you who have no idea what the book is about. Scroll down for the really exciting stuff.
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Continue reading
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When Cherie Marshall catches her fiancé and best friend in a compromising position, she cancels her upcoming wedding and jumps at the chance to escape to quiet Klondike, Pennsylvania to care for her elderly aunt. She thought her biggest issue would be adapting to life in the middle of a National Forest, so very different from her upbringing in the deserts of Arizona.
But that was before she met State Trooper Fire Marshall Jamison “Jazz” Maddox at the scene of a mysterious fire. As they both become acquainted with the close-knit Klondike residents, things get complicated as Cherie and Jazz find themselves in the middle of a local crime wave where arson, kidnapping, embezzlement and a decades old murder are just the tip of the iceberg.
Tony Lansing has just killed a young woman.
He’d never killed anyone before even though he’d met plenty of people who deserved it. He just never had the nerve. For sixty years, it had always been easier to turn the other cheek; to turn tail and run.
But not any more.
Now he knows he can stand up for himself. He doesn’t need to take everything that life dishes out.
He can push back.
He can get even.
And … getting even feels pretty damn good.
So he makes a list of all the people in his life who’ve done him wrong. His ex-wife, a former lover or two, an old friend … they all make the list.
But as Tony pays unexpected and very unwelcome visits to old acquaintances, he learns that getting even has a price. A price much higher than he’s willing to pay.
Hitchcock Brown is a private investigator. In Two Thursdays, the Chief of police asks him for his help routing out a major drug problem in Cincinnati. It’s a problem which may involve members of his own department. They both learn it involves a lot more than that. Part two of the series.
My Review. Hitchcook Brown the coffee loving PI is back with another case, but this time he is helping his long time friend Grildpork, the chief of Police. In Cincinnati. Yet again it is a hilarious novel with loads going on, with plenty of coffee stops for Brown, written from the point of Hitchcock, this second book in the series, can be read as a standalone book or not, that depends whether you get a hold of Walking Backwards first. It is a shortish with only 139 pages, so it can be read quickly.
Summary from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review. Hitchcock Brown is a private investigator. “Walking Backwards” is the story of a case he has taken on that may be just a little out of his league. Using his intelligence, wit and unusual sense of humor he attempts to solve the mystery. He also hopes to survive long enough to do so.
I was given a copy from the author in return for an honest review. Please be aware that my review may contain spoilers. Part one of the series.
My Review. The title is great and in just a page or two you have an insight of what it means, great start. This is a shortish book, a quick read, but there is loads going on. There are no grammatical or spelling errors which is a joy when reading debut novels. It is one of those books you can read if you keep getting interrupted as it is easy to pick up and put down. It is very original. Written in the first person from the point of the private detective this is a humourous novel, there is no gore/blood or violence, another plus in my point of view.