Category Archives: Page turners

“Local girl missing” by Claire Douglas

Frankie and Sophie were best friends from early childhood. Sophie Collier came to Oldcliffe-On-Sea with her mother and brother when they ran away from Sophie’s abusive father.  Francesca (Frankie) Howe lived with her affluent mother and father in the seaside … Continue reading

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“The Birdwatcher” by William Shaw

This novel has probably one of the best first paragraphs I’ve read in quite a while: “There were two reasons why William South did not want to be on the murder team. The first was that it was October. The … Continue reading

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“The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney

Just finished the last page of Patricia Gibney’s “The missing ones” – and I’m missing the characters already.  The novel features Garda Síochána detective inspector Lottie Parker and is set in the fictional town of Ragmullin in the Irish Midlands. Lottie is … Continue reading

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“Entry Island” by Peter May

Part present day crime novel, and part historical novel “Entry Island“ is set alternately in the present day on the Magdalen islands, and hundreds of years ago in the Hebrides. Peter May has written a memorable novel that will resonate … Continue reading

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“A dark so deadly” by Stuart MacBride

“Tartan noir” liberally laced with wit makes for an outstanding police procedural! A new standalone thriller from Stuart MacBride, the author of the Logan McRae mystery series. Meet Mother’s Misfit Mob – a detective unit of Police Scotland, the ‘mob’ … Continue reading

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“Gone without a trace” by Mary Torjussen (official #blogtour)

Wow! I know reviewers say things like “I read it in one sitting!” But people…. I really did! I was riveted from the beginning! Hannah and Matt share a house across the Mersey River from Liverpool.  Both are in their early … 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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“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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“The beautiful dead” by Belinda Bauer

When you read a lot of thrillers like I do, reading that a book features a serial killer is almost to be expected.  However, if you think THIS novel is just another serial killer novel, you would be sadly underestimating … Continue reading

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“A better truth” by Valerie Joan Connors

And now for my review of my “Mystery/Thriller Week“ title.  It is always a slight gamble when you get a book for review that a) it’s a title you have never heard of before; and, b) you’ve never heard of the … Continue reading

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