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“Missing in Wales” by Jenny O’Brien – Book Review @ScribblerJB @rararesources

DC Gaby Darin has just moved to Pembrokeshire, Wales after a difficult work-related experience in Swansea. She is teamed up with DCI Rhys Walker, a man who seems to have hidden secrets but is a copper that she respects. Izzy … Continue reading

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“The Child” by Fiona Barton – Book Review

Kate Waters is a journalist in her early forties. She is married to an oncologist and is the mother of two sons. Devoted to her work, she tenaciously seeks out the story, but mostly she seeks the truth. When an … Continue reading

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“The Greenway” by Jane A. Adams – Book Review

Cassie Maltham, her husband Fergus, and another couple are vacationing in rural Norfolk. The holiday is an experiment of sorts. Fergus thinks that coming back here will be therapeutic for Cassie, who experienced a childhood trauma in the area.  Twenty … Continue reading

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“The Winter’s Child” by Cassandra Parkin

Susannah and John Harper were very much in love and they longed for a child. When they couldn’t conceive, they decided to adopt. Joel, the infant they adopted, was born addicted to drugs. They brought him home on Midwinter’s Day, … Continue reading

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“For the Missing” by Lina Bengtsdotter #PublicationDay @orionbooks

“The award-winning, global bestselling Swedish crime debut about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her.” Charlie (Charline) Lager is a police detective working in Stockholm for the … Continue reading

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“Then she was gone” by Lisa Jewell

This is the third title I’ve read by Lisa Jewell and I’ve decided that her novels are all consistently good.  It is nice to discover an author who you know you will read automatically – a ‘go to‘ author. First … Continue reading

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“From the cradle” by Louise Voss & Mark Edwards – Book Review

A gritty and disturbing, character-driven, police procedural! “From the cradle” is my first novel by this duo of authors and I was very impressed. I am always amazed at how two people can write one story and make it seem … Continue reading

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“Keep her safe” by Richard Parker – Book Review

How far would you go to protect your child?“Keep her safe” is a novel told over ONE tension-packed, adrenaline-filled winter night. It is the story of two women, both single mothers, who are desperate. Why? Someone known to  them only … Continue reading

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“Call of the undertow” by Linda Cracknell – Book Review

Back when I was working as a library cataloger I used to keep a running list of those titles that really appealed to me as possible reads. (two notebooks full) One of those titles was “Call of the undertow” by … Continue reading

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“What she knew” by Gilly MacMillan

Despite my hearing wonderful things about this novel, for one reason or another it has sat on my TBR for far longer than I would have liked.  Now, finally, I’ve had a chance to read it – only to find … Continue reading

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“Worse than death” by Jean Bedford

My latest reading adventure took me to Balmain, in New South Wales, Australia.  It is here that we meet Anna Southwood, a recent widow and novice private detective.  Anna found out that her late husband, Clyde, had his fingers in … 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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“Then she was gone” by Luca Veste

Yes, I know… I’ve arrived late to the party.  I’ve been hearing good reviews about Luca Veste‘s novels for some time on Goodreads and I’m only now reading one of them. It was worth the wait! Although “Then she was … Continue reading

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“She’s not there” by Joy Fielding

Way back in 2006 I read a novel called “The Deep End“.  A suspense tour de force, it caused me to become a fan of Joy Fielding. “She’s not there” is another solid suspense story which has disturbing similarities to the … Continue reading

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“The girl in the red coat” by Kate Hamer

Everyone is acquainted with the feeling of blind panic that comes about when you lose something valuable such as a wallet.  It is almost as though your senses converge and ALL you can think about is finding your lost item. … Continue reading

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