Category Archives: 1st in series

“Rainy day sisters” by Kate Hewitt

Like the lovely aga on the cover, “Rainy day sisters” will leave you feeling warm and happy. Set in the west of Cumbria, this novel features two sisters who are virtual strangers.  They have the same mother, but they grew … Continue reading

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“A siege of bitterns” by Steve Burrows

Expectations can make or break a read.  Sometimes when there is a lot of ‘hype’ about a book you set your expectations too high and then you find yourself a tad disappointed in it. Sometimes when you have NO expectations … Continue reading

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“The Collector” by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont

“Collecting is a form of lust. There’s a burning desire. It’s not something you can explain in so many words.” Marion Spicer is very ‘at home’ in the art world of Paris. She works tracing the provenance of art, and … Continue reading

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“The white shepherd” by Annie Dalton

Anna Hopkins is in her early thirties and lives alone in an imposing house in Oxford that was once owned by her grandparents.   During her teenage years she suffered from an unspeakable family tragedy, and her entire life is irrevocably changed … Continue reading

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“Where it hurts” by Reed Farrel Coleman

A gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. John Augustus Murphy is a sad, cynical, and empty man.  His life has been riddled by loss. … Continue reading

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“Dark murder” by Helen H. Durrant

Northern England, and crime is rampant in this area on the economic downturn. Detective  Chief Inspector Stephen Greco is new to this ex-mill town near Manchester.  Formerly from Norfolk, he has moved here to be near his ex-wife and daughter. DCI … Continue reading

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“Cleansed by fire” by James R. Callan

In my last reading ‘road trip’, I visited a rural, East Texas town.  Pine Tree, Texas boasts myriad churches, many of them Baptist.  There is however one Catholic Church – and it is here that we meet Father Frank DeLuca, … Continue reading

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