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“All things cease to appear” by Elizabeth Brundage

“A novel that combines noir and the gothic in a story about two families entwined in their own unhappiness, with, at its heart, a gruesome and unsolved murder.” The old farmhouse in upstate New York has seen more than its … Continue reading

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“Lillian Boxfish takes a walk” by Kathleen Rooney

It is New Year’s Eve and Lillian Boxfish, age 85, leaves her cat Phoebe, and her apartment in Murray Hill to dine alone at one of her favorite restaurants.  She is early so she decides to go for a walk. … Continue reading

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“I see you” by Clare Mackintosh

Last year my #1 thriller read was “I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh.  It was a debut novel and I couldn’t imagine that she could possibly retain that caliber in a second novel. She did! “I see you” has … Continue reading

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“The goldfish bowl” by Laurence Gough

“The Goldfish Bowl“, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada is the first of thirteen police procedural novels featuring Detectives Willows and Parker. It was originally published in 1987. The blurb: An elusive … Continue reading

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“Dear Mother” by Angela Marsons

I’ve been hearing about Angela Marsons frequently via reviews written by my fellow bookbloggers so I thought it was high time I gave her novels a try.  The author is renown for her psychological crime thrillers and I assumed this … Continue reading

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“Duplicity” by Jane Haseldine

You have to have your wits about you when you read this novel.  Contrary to what the rather gothic-toned cover would have you believe – this is a modern, action-packed thriller where the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ are … Continue reading

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“Secrets we keep” by Faith Hogan

Kate Hunt, a successful London lawyer, takes a much needed break from the ‘rat race’. She escapes in late December by visiting her great aunt Iris who owns a guest house in the charming village of Ballytokeep.  Even the name is … Continue reading

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