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“Animal Person” by Alexander MacLeod – Book Review @PenguinRandomCA #ShortStories @McClellandBooks #ShortStoryMonth #BookReview

Contents: 1) Lagomorph – A long marriage disintegrates through apathy, meanwhile an elderly albino rabbit named Gunther gives the couple a common interest. 2) The Dead Want – A young man travels far to attend the funeral of his first … Continue reading

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“The Murder Rule” by Dervla McTiernan – Book Review

Hannah – a third year law student who lives with her mother in Orono, Maine. When she learns about the Innocence Project led by a law professor Robert Parekh at the University of Virginia, she leaves her home and travels … Continue reading

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“The Second Cut” by Louise Welsh – Book Review

“Going, going, going, gone!” Rilke is a 47 year old gay man who works as the head auctioneer for Glasgow’s Bowery Auction House. He describes himself in the book as “a man too tall, too thin, too cadaverous to look … Continue reading

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“The Dark Tide” by Simon McCleave – Book Review

Setting – Isle of Anglesey, in Wales, is 260 square miles of stunning scenery with mountains, lakes, and beaches. It is an island steeped in Arthurian legend, and folklore, with a dark history of Roman and Viking invasion. Laura Hart … Continue reading

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“In Cold Blood” by Jane Bettany – Book Review

“Sometimes the truth can be unpalatable”. Detective Inspector Isabel Blood – at fifty-six years old, Isabel has worked her way up through the ranks of the Derbyshire Police. She is happily married and is a mother of three, with only … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s APRIL 2022 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

APRIL by the numbers: Total books read: 12 Published in 2022: 6 Backlist titles: 5 Five star reads: 3 Debut novels: 3 Books that are part of a series: 5 Goodreads challenge: 49/120 (41%) GR NetGalley challenge: 32/70 (46%) GR … Continue reading

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“A Dead Man’s Eyes” by Lori Duffy Foster – Book Review

Lisa Jamison – an investigative journalist in her hometown of Seneca Springs, New York. She is only in her early thirties, but has a sixteen year old daughter, whom she adores. She was a teenage runaway who became pregnant at … Continue reading

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“Spring Girls” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Detective Geena Brassard – is single, in her early thirties, and lives alone with her aging bulldog, Codis. She is very tall and has no female friends other than those on the police force. She has only been partnered with … Continue reading

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“Unsettled Ground” by Claire Fuller – Book Review

“It is hard to rewrite your own history”. Jeannie and Julius Seeder are twins who live in rural isolation deep in the heart of Oxfordshire. Their music is their solace. Julius does go out to work doing odd jobs and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “Death Of A Mermaid” by Lesley Thomson #BookReview #ThrowbackThursday #CrimeFiction @LesleyjmThomson

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk (who seems to be taking a blogging hiatus). She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, … Continue reading

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“Watch Out For Her” by Samantha M. Bailey – Book Review

“Everyone has parts of themselves they’re ashamed of, that they hide. Desperate people do desperate things. Not always on purpose. But sometimes.” Holly Monroe – a twenty-two year old med student who comes from a prestigious family who own a … Continue reading

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“Ellie And The Harpmaker” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Ellie Jacobs – Before her marriage to Clive, Ellie was a librarian, but now she is a housewife. She has little in the way of self esteem due to a fraught relationship with her mother. With no children to care … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘P’ #GreatReads

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For April 2022, the 16th month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘P‘. I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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“Into The Dark” by Fiona Cummins – Book Review

“The only way to keep a secret is to make sure there’s no one alive to tell it.” Piper Holden – Forty years old, wealthy, privileged, and the mother of twin teenagers. She is married to a financial advisor named … Continue reading

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“Mrs. England” by Stacey Halls – Book Review

Ruby May is a Norland Nanny, the most prestigious pedigree a nanny can attain. When her employers decide to emigrate to the United States, she declines the offer to go with them and seeks another post. The new post she … Continue reading

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