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“Fatal Secrets” by Anita Waller – Book Review

What a cracking beginning to a new crime series! With likeable characters, a fast-paced plot, and an interesting storyline, “Fatal Secrets” is a winner! Set in Sheffield, this crime thriller features members of the South Yorkshire Police. It has a … Continue reading

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“Maureen” by Rachel Joyce – Book Review

As one of the millions of readers around the world who read and loved “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and “The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey“, it was a no-brainer that I would read “Maureen“, a novella that … Continue reading

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“Shared Sorrows” by Vincent Panettiere – Book Review

“Shared Sorrows” is a thoughtful and engrossing work of literary fiction. Fitting, because the protagonist, Frank DioGuardia, is a professor of literature. Frank, who is in late middle age, is approaching the anniversary of his father’s death that will signify … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s JANUARY 2023 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

 JANUARY by the numbers: Total books read: 10 Published in 2023: 7 Backlist titles: 3 Five star reads: 1 Debut novels: 2 Books that are part of a series: 1 Goodreads challenge: 10/120 (8%) GR NetGalley challenge: 3/80 (4%) GR … Continue reading

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“The Chamber And The Cross” by Lisa K. Shapiro and Deborah K. Reed – Book Review

This book has its own website with some stunning photographs! https://www.thechamberandthecross.com/ Anyone who enjoys a dual timeline novel packed with authentic historical detail needs to read this book. With one part rooted in the present and the other (the bulk … Continue reading

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“The Skeleton Key” by Erin Kelly – Book Review

Nell Churcher is the protagonist of the story. She lives in London, on a narrowboat without a permanent mooring. She shares her humble abode with fifteen year old Billie, who is the daughter of Nell’s former boyfriend. Despite her affluent … Continue reading

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“The Blue Window” by Suzanne Berne – Book Review

“Life is messy. People love how they can.”“It occurred to him that most of the disasters people prepare for had already happened.” I’ll admit that after reading the first chapter of this novel I was contemplating pulling out my hair. … Continue reading

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“Locust Lane” by Stephen Amidon – Book Review

“4 high school students – 9 adults – 1 unsolved murder” “Locust Lane” was an engrossing, contemporary murder mystery. With echoes of the family dynamics of “13 Reasons Why“, this modern thriller gave an observant and fascinating portrayal of the … Continue reading

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“So Pretty” by Ronnie Turner – Book Review

A young man arrives in a small town, hoping to leave his past behind him, but everything changes when he takes a job in a peculiar old shop, and meets a lonely single mother… Whoever described this novel as a … Continue reading

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“In Too Deep” by Simon McCleave – Book Review

Setting – Isle of Anglesey, in Wales – 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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