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Book Review – Devious

by Lisa Jackson (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 978 1 444 71341 1 Lisa Jackson is the author of twelve spine-chillers, with suitably creepy titles like Chosen to Die and Fatal Burn.  Devious, her new novel, opens with a gruesome taste of things to come –…

Book Review – Born Of Shadows

 by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Piatkus) ISBN 978 0 7499 5473 4 This book is badly written. I don’t say that often. No, wait that is not true. The point is, with most books, it is the boring plot coupled with the bad writing. This book is…

Book Review – Island of Bones

by Imogen Robertson (Headline Review) ISBN 978 0 7553 7203 4 The hanging of his brother in 1751, and a conspiracy of the era, sends Lord Keswick into seclusion. Thirty years later, as Gabriel Crowther, he is called back to uncover the mystery of a…

Book Review – Nightshade

by Andrea Cremer (Atom Books)  ISBN: 9781907410277 I do not like paranormal / fantasy / science fiction novels. Twilight was torture for me. Bella is a million miles from what I conceive a strong female character to be. The writing was poorly executed, and the plotting…

Book Review – Plague Child

by Peter Ransley (Harper) ISBN 978-0-00-731236-8 "As they lifted her skirt, they saw the baby hanging half out. They called for the cart to take it away.' The plague babies died a slow death in lime which ate their bodies away. But Mathew Neave, the…

Book Review – This Way Up

by Paige Nick (Penguin) ISBN: 978-0-14-352755-8 Paige Nick is a regular columnist for the Lifestyle section of the Sunday Times. This Way Up is her second novel. The story bumbles along. Conservative Stella dreams of becoming a feature writer. She wants to escape the Dr Dee column…

Book Review – Noon

by Aatish Taseer (Picador) ISBN: 9780330540414 When a book is endorsed by V.S. Naipul it raises high expectations, but Noon was not as unforgettable and compelling as I hoped it would be. The novel describes four episodes of the narrator’s life from 1989 to 2011.…

Book Review – All The Hopeful Lovers

All The Hopeful Lovers by William Nicholson (Quercus) ISBN 978-1-84916-390-3 It's called nothing - just a moment. Tom loves Belinda but he was unfaithful to her. The moment causes misery in their marriage. She never knew he was a liar and now she knows it for…

Book Review – Fallen

by Karin Slaughter (Random House) ISBN 978-1-8460-5795-3 Expecting to find her mother home minding her new baby daughter, Emma, Faith is horrified to find her baby locked in the shed. Her mother, Evelyn, is missing; the safe is open, her gun missing and a trail…

Book Review – Bloodline

by Lynda la Plante (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 978 0857 201812 Inspector Anna Travis, still haunted by the murder of her fiancé, takes on an investigation that, on the surface, looks like a missing person’s case.  Alan Rawlins was a loving son and boyfriend. He…
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