Tag Archives: page-turners

“My sweet friend” by H.A. Leuschel

With skillful prose, Leuschel has written a novella that makes the reader both hate, and… feel a bit sorry for her protagonist. “Behind the façade we were all human, fragile, and sensitive to judgement”. Alexa is an attractive woman working … Continue reading

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“The guise of another” by Allen Eskens

Having never read any of this author’s work before, I had no expectations going in. Perhaps, on reflection, that is how we should approach all titles we have for review – but that is impossible. Anyway, the long and the … Continue reading

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“House. Tree. Person” by Catriona McPherson

It is an understatement to say Alison McGovern’s family has had some setbacks. Once, they had a lovely house, she owned a thriving beauty salon called ‘Face Value’, and her husband, Marco, took over his successful family restaurant.  But… Marco … Continue reading

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“In a cottage in a wood” by Cass Green

Well folks… my reading slump is well and truly over. Over the past few days I’ve read some stellar novels. “In a cottage in a wood” is just a prime example. A compelling novel that made the time I spent … Continue reading

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“The gift” by Louise Jensen

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller  There is a fine line between paranoia and fear.  Does fear breed paranoia? Or, does paranoia breed fear? Jenna McCauley is a thirty year old woman who … 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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“Tell me no lies” by Lisa Hall

The cover warns you: “Don’t. Trust. Anyone”.  Heed the advice. Stephanie Gordon, her husband Mark, and her young son, Henry, have just moved into a new home in London.  They are attempting a much needed ‘new start’.  Events prior to … Continue reading

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“The vanishing year” by Kate Moretti

This thriller features one female protagonist, but she is really more than one person.  Confusing? I just mean that at various stages of her life she has had very different lives, with different names, but, she is still trying to … Continue reading

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“The memory box” by Eva Lesko Natiello

Have you ever Googled your own name? Come on, confess, of course you have.  What if you found out things that you don’t remember?  Things that will completely change your life and how you view the people in it?  This … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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“The second girl” by David Swinson

If you like your protagonists flawed with baggage, then Frank Marr is your man!  He is the very epitome of an anti-hero.  An ex-cop turned private investigator in his mid-forties, Frank is also a high-functioning cocaine addict. Frank is single. … Continue reading

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“Stasi Child” by David Young

An original and accomplished debut thriller, “Stasi Child” is a compelling police procedural set in 1970s Cold War Germany. Publisher’s blurb:  East Berlin, 1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a girl’s body at the foot of the … Continue reading

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