Monthly Archives: January 2019

Wednesday’s Word = TIME

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens – Book Review

“abandoned, hungry and cold” North Carolina 1952 – We meet little six-year-old Kya Clark on the day her mother walks out of their marsh ‘shack’ for the last time. Covered in bruises, Kya’s mother has left her drunken, abusive husband … Continue reading

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“Silent Scream” by Angela Marsons – Book Review #MarsonsOfTheMonth

For some time now I have noticed that the D.I. Kim Stone series has been highly praised by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, I decided that despite my lengthy TBR, I would read the series in its entirety, one title … Continue reading

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“The Widows” by Jess Montgomery – Book Review

“Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two women’s search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community.” A story of two courageous, hard-working, and … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word = END

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“The Dark Lake” by Sarah Bailey – Book Review

BLURB: The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty … Continue reading

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Blue Monday? Books are the cure for that.

Yup! Today, January 21st is Blue Monday. A term (in the northern hemisphere) that describes a Monday in January, typically the third Monday of the month, that is characterized as the most depressing day of the year. To battle the … Continue reading

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Police Procedural series I want to start – Part II

I can’t help myself. Police procedurals, particularly those set in the United Kingdom, are probably my favourite type of read.  Part I of this blog series was SO rewarding, that I thought I’d give it another go. Last time, the … Continue reading

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Hashtag symbol in WordPress tags?

I love doing discussion posts because I always learn something – or at least I have another question to ask. LOL This time I have a question for all of you WordPress bloggers. Ever since I have been blogging I’ve … Continue reading

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Twitter #Hashtags… Do you use them #Bookbloggers?

Much has been said about the use of hashtags over the past few years. As a relative Twitter/Social Media newbie, I have attempted to incorporate hashtags whenever appropriate. I do think they are valuable, especially for bloggers. As a former … Continue reading

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“Ice Lake” a crime thriller by John A. Lenahan – Book Review

A compelling thriller with an environmental edge. “Ice Lake” is the first novel in the series featuring Harry Cull, a personable ex-cop whose career has morphed into detecting whether a person is lying… or not. He is a consultant psychologist, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: an old favorite recommended

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. Today I want to share my review of “The Ice Twins” by S.K. Tremayne. It was first published in January 2015 by Harper Collins, and was, for me, … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 67 – People on stairs

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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“For Reasons Unknown” by Michael Wood – Book Review

BLURB: Two murders. Twenty years. Now the killer is back for more… DCI Matilda Darke has returned to work after a nine month absence. A shadow of her former self, she is tasked with re-opening a cold case: the terrifyingly … Continue reading

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“The Fallen” by Michael Wood (series prequel novella)

BLURB: It’s Christmas in Sheffield. But not everyone is enjoying the festive season…A man has been found brutally murdered in his own home.The victim is Iain Kilbride, a once-famous TV star who has faded into obscurity. All signs point to … Continue reading

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