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Book review: In The Woods by Tana French


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The body of a child is found on an archeological dig. Who steals a childhood, and why? The Dublin murder squad have to pool every resource, dig into their pasts, and try not to implode.

Book review: Poole's Paradise by John Vorhaus


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Awesome Allshorts is available in paperback!


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Those hard workers at Awesome Indies have released Awesome Allshorts, their collection of short stories, in paperback JUST MERE DAYS AGO. (You can see my review here.

Book review: The End Of The City by David Bendernagel

Book review: The End Of The City by David Bendernagel


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Teenager Ben Moor is a born runner, but he can't escape from suburbia, the death of his father, or what he's going to do for the rest of his life. On the brink of adulthood he's forced to rethink relationships, perceptions of masculinity, and social destruction.

Book review: Awesome Allshorts: Last Days and Lost Ways edited by Tahlia Newland


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An eclectic mix of short stories from authors featured on the Awesome Indies website, Awesome Allshorts has something for every reader.

Book review: The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood


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In a big old house in London divided into flats, something is amiss. There's a smell, odd break ins, odd behaviour. But all of the residents are running from something, or hiding from someone. How far will they go to keep from being found?

Book review: Wait For Signs by Craig Johnson


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Here it is: the perfect balance of character-building and mystery in twelve neat stories showcasing Walt Longmire, sheriff of Absaroka County.

Book review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


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This is a story which, having been turned into a blockbuster starring Ben Affleck, has taken the world by storm. So I had a little read to see what all the fuss was about.

Book review: Crane Mansions by Gert Loveday


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Dr Crane: Visionary. Pigeon expert. Philanthropist. Cake lover. Crane Mansions has been his home since childhood. But there are forces outside his control, all desperate to uncover the secrets surrounding his world.

Book review: Into The Killer Sphere by Stefania Mattana


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Inspector Angelo Alunni has a problem on his hands – a possible murder in his small town, where every person close to the deceased has motive but not means. Can he break the case before another family member is taken out?

Book review: The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen


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Marco is stateless, fifteen years old, and on the run from just about everybody. His uncle Zola thinks he knows too much, but Marco is struggling to figure out why. Can he alone solve the mysteries and murders he's been unwittingly tied up in, before he's caught by the crooks or the cops?

Book review: Straw Writes by Christopher Shugrue


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While the US considers itself permanently at war, the devastating effects of conflict so close to home often go unremarked. Straw Writes is the brutal and fractured account of a veteran, haunted by what he has seen.

Book review: The Secret Place by Tana French


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Four girls, an enduring friendship stronger and more real than anything they've ever experienced. But would one of them kill to keep it?

Book review: Truth by Peter Temple


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A young girl is found naked and dead in one of Melbourne's newest, most secure residential buildings on top of a casino. The players are powerful, and nobody's talking. Three bodies are found tortured to death in a house in Oakleigh, there are no breaks in the case, or the the stifling Melbourne bushfire summer. For the head of homicide, it's a matter of keeping on.

Book review: Ripper by Isabel Allende


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A serial-killer-thriller all twisted up in Allende's very distinctive style? How could I pass this reading opportunity up? Well, I couldn't.

Book review: Em And The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto


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Not your average love story.

Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little


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Jane Jenkins: socialite. Rule-breaker. Bitch. Murderer?

Book review: Writing Is Easy by Gert Loveday


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What maketh a writer? Critical acclamation? Sales? A drinking problem? A couple of dirty secrets? Breaking into the business is tough, but staying in it unscathed is even tougher.

Book review: The Bone Seeker by M J McGrath


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Edie Kiglatuk is hoping for a quiet summer on Ellesmere Island, with a teaching post and the occasional hunt. But the land of the midnight sun is disturbed by a horrific murder, and the deeper Edie digs the more elusive the murderer becomes. Can Edie solve the mystery that's been plaguing Ellesmere for over fifty years?

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