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Book review: Somebody I Used To Know by David Bell


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Nick is a man who has never managed to properly escape from his college years, and the spectre of his first and only true love. When he encounters what seems like an impossible blast from his past, he's set on a path that might end in disappointment – or revelation. But has in unwittingly put himself in danger, or has his past placed him there?

Book review: The Appetites Of Girls by Pamela Moses


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Fran, Opal, Ruth, and Setsu all have one thing in common – they share the same rooms at Brown University. But scratch the surface and each of their vastly different stories gives them unlikely common ground. Can these girls succeed against the odds of growing up damaged?

Book review: The Violet Crow by Michael Sheldon


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The body of a little girl turns up in a Quaker meeting house in South Jersey. Nobody claims her. The media runs wild. Who can Chief Black turn to to help bring this crime to justice, and a speedy resolution for all?

Book review: Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge


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A killer is kidnapping people in pairs. There is only one way to escape, ever. Can detective Helen Grace find the killer and stop the carnage in time? And why is the killer trying to get Helen's attention?

Book review: South Of Everything by Audrey Taylor Gonzalez


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Germanville in the 1940s is rife with segregation and inequality. For Missy Sara, daughter of wealthy plantation owners, this inequality is incomprehensible, and her coming of age story is her struggle to understand the world around her through her own kind of magic.

Book Review: The Stray American by Wendy Brandmark


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Larry doesn’t know what he wants, but it wasn’t corporate law in Boston and it doesn’t seem like it’s lecturing in an American college in London either. He’s chasing his truth, and looking for it in all the wrong girls. But is a relationship what he needs to make himself whole?

Book review: Gathering Prey by John Sandford


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Pilate and his gang of disciples have been wreaking havoc across California, and nobody’s noticed except a traveller named Skye. While rumours about Pilate fly thick and fast, Skye knows he’s genuinely bad news – can she get someone to take notice before Pilate goes on a cross-country rampage?

Book review: Girl Underwater by Claire Kells


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Avery Delacorte is on her way home to Brookline for a college break when her plane goes down over the Rocky Mountains. Survival seems tough, but Avery's return to civilisation, and school, is unexpectedly more challenging by a long shot.

Book review: City Of Blood by Frederique Molay


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A Parisian art piece scanning decades is unearthed in its final incarnation, and a grisly discovery is made – the body of a man, murdered thirty years ago, comes with the art. Can Nico Sirsky break this coldest of cases? Because it seems as though the murderer isn't done yet...

Book review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner


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Nicky Thomas wakes up in hospital after a car accident and doesn’t recognise her husband, or remember anything aside from the fact that her little girl, Vero, is missing. However, the police think something suspicious is afoot, particularly when they can find no record of a child in Nicky’s life. Can Nicky recover her memories and uncover her past, laying her ghosts to rest?

Book review: Crossing The Line by Frederique Molay


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Nico Sirsky is back, recovering nicely from his last brush with a killer. His next case? An apparent suicide takes an unexpected turn. Can Nico uncover the twisted intentions of a very determined killer?

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: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson


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In the wilds of northern Wyoming, Sheriff Walt Longmire battles the clock to solve a missing person's case. The pressure is on, and from the worst possible direction – his daughter, Cady, is about to give birth to his first grandchild and if he isn't there, she'll kill him.

Book review: The Greenland Breach by Bernard Besson


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In a not-too-distant future, global warming has become a hard reality that is impossible to ignore or deny. When disaster strikes in Greenland, questions about who is at fault and the consequences for big oil companies and the countries they represent send shock-waves through nations. Can one small group of French investigators get to the bottom of the conspiracy and corruption before it's too late?

Book Review: Pinkerton's Great Detective; The Amazing Life And Times Of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh


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Back in the days of the actual wild west, America was actually wild. The landscape was unforgiving, the miners were rough, and the atmosphere was lawless. Who kept everything together?

Book review: Spirit Of Steamboat by Craig Johnson


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Walt Longmire is back – taken down memory lane by a very special ghost of Christmas past.

Book review: Dead Like Me by Kelly Miller


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Kate Springer is trying to keep her own past under wraps and focus on the future. But her own face on a young victim brings everything flooding back. Can she solve the case and manage not to lose herself completely in the process?

Book review: Sunshine On Putty by Ben Thompson


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If this was the central character from a film, it would be John Cusack in High Fidelity.

Book review: Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman


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If this was a bar, it would be one you stopped in out of desperation in a town you've never been to and to which you'll never return, that just happens to have the best fucking jukebox you've ever seen, frighteningly cheap drinks, and provides a blurry night you'll be retelling for years.

Book review: A Dangerous Fiction by Barbara Rogan


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In the cut-throat world of publishers, literary agents, and authors, sometimes people get hurt. It's usually bruised egos, but for Jo Donovan, it's more... and it's quickly becoming murder. Can she figure out who's out to get her before she loses the plot?

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