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“The Perfect Guests” by Emma Rous – Book Review

1988 Beth – with her parents and elder brother having died in a car accident, Beth now lives with her Aunt Caroline, a woman who works as a journalist – a cold woman who travels a lot for work and … Continue reading

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“The Downstairs Neighbor” by Helen Cooper – Book Review

Present Day (Ten days in the lives of the inhabitants of a converted Georgian house in Kingston-Upon-Thames) Emma Brighton – in her mid thirties, is the owner of a vintage clothing shop which has just gone out of business. Emma … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – FEBRUARY #SpellTheMonthInBooks #BookRecommendations

I first saw this on Nicki’s Secret Library Blog and Carla’s Love to Read, but it originated from Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘. Every month I will spell the month in books that I have already read, linking back … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s January 2021 reading wrap-up

Here are the TEN books that I read during the month of January. Many stellar reads here, and truth be told I enjoyed them all. Despite this, my two favourites of the month have to be “The Secrets of Strangers” … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘A’ #booklovers #bookbloggers

It occurred to me at year end that everyone shares their favourite reads at that time. Well I’m setting out to change that! I have decided that every month I’ll compile a post that lists my favourite reads that begins … Continue reading

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“The Last Thread” by Ray Britain – Book Review

“The Last Thread puts the reader in the driving seat of a complex murder investigation with all the political and operational pressures that investigations engage.” In addition to his paid supervisory role, DCI Doug Sterling works as an unpaid negotiator … Continue reading

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“Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner – Book Review

Frankie Elkin is, in her own words, a scrawny, middle-aged white woman. She is a drifter, an excellent bartender, and an alcoholic. For the past decade, Frankie has devoted her life to finding missing persons. Usually people who are minorities, … Continue reading

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“The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin – Book Review

Rachel Krall, a successful podcast journalist travels to a small, conservative coastal town in North Carolina to cover a rape trial. Intelligent, curious, and a champion of justice, Rachel’s podcast signoff is “I’m Rachel Krall and this is Guilty or … Continue reading

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“The Descent” by Matt Brolly – Book Review

DI Louise Blackwell – 39 years old, unmarried, and lonely. She recently had a severe career setback at her previous posting in Bristol due to a betrayal from a co-worker. Now, she lives in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and … Continue reading

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Spell the Month in Books – JANUARY #SpellTheMonthInBooks #bookbloggers #BookRecommendations

I first saw this on Nicki’s Secret Library Blog and Carla’s Love to Read, but it originated from Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘. Every month I will spell the month in books that I have already read, linking back … Continue reading

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“The Secrets of Strangers” by Charity Norman – Book Review

“A gunshot rings out in a London cafe and the lives of five strangers will never be the same again. The only thing that’s certain is that nothing is as it seems” D.I. Eliza McClean – a forty-five year old … Continue reading

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“The Affair” (a short story) by Emma Kavanagh – Book Review @EmmaLK #ShortStory

A couple have been found dead in their living room. Was it a simple domestic misunderstanding or is there more to it than meets the eye…? This Kindle freebie short story introduces journalist Charlie (Charlotte) Solomon who works for the … Continue reading

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“The House at Magpie Cove” by Kennedy Kerr – Book Review

Mara Hughes has recently separated from her wealthy lawyer husband. She is in her early thirties and is the mother of nine-year old twins. Her husband Gideon was unfaithful, and has decided to move his new woman into Mara’s family … Continue reading

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“The Butterfly House” by Katrine Engberg – Book Review

“Lies tend to settle over the heart like plastic wrap. They make it hard for the love to breathe.” The fountains of Copenhagen are holding more than just water. Dead bodies are being dumped in fountains throughout the city. The … Continue reading

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“In the Sweep of the Bay” by Cath Barton – Book Review

Ted and Irene Marshall – married in the 1950s when social and gender roles were much different than they are today.  The first blush of young love every so gradually dissipating with the drudgery of everyday life’s routines, and disappointments. … Continue reading

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