Monthly Archives: November 2011

Worth Dying For by Lee Child

Action thriller set in Nebraska USA. High body count. This is the fifteenth book in the Jack Reacher series, following on from 61 Hours, but it is a stand-alone story. The Duncans, a local clan, who run a transporting company, … Continue reading

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Blood Relative by David Thomas

A review from RAVENPASSER posted by us! What a premise – and what a let down. Architect Peter Crookham (Crookham??) has a perfect life – and a perfect wife. You know the kind – gorgeous, legs up to wherever, clever, … Continue reading

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Snowdrops by A. D. Miller

Drama set in Moscow, Russia. A slow burn that fizzles out. The story follows the confessions of Nick, a thirty-eight year old British lawyer, who falls in love with Masha, a sexy, young twenty-something Russian woman during one winter in … Continue reading

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Truth by Peter Temple

Inspector Steve Villani’s job as the head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad is bathed in blood and sorrow. Incapable of constancy as a father and husband, damaged as a son, his life is his work. It is his identity, … Continue reading

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Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton

Murder mystery set in Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA. An entertaining read with plenty of twists and turns. This is the eighth Alex McKnight novel. Alex, is an ex-cop now making a living renting cabins in the small town of Paradise … Continue reading

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The Retribution by Val McDermid

Not one but two serial killers for the price of one. Hows that for value for money? The Retribution is Val McDermid‘s twenty-fifth novel in twenty five years and its protagonists are DCI Carol Jordan and police profiler Tony Hill, who have appeared in six … Continue reading

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The Accident by Linwood Barclay

Murder mystery set in New England, USA. A fast-paced page turner ‘Milford, Connecticut, is a quiet orderly place to live, a good place to bring up kids, but people are beginning to feel the bite of financial hard times.’ This … Continue reading

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The Child Who by Simon Lelic

A classy, compelling and thought-provoking thriller – utterly superb “A community is left reeling when twelve-year-old Daniel Blake is discovered to have brutally murdered his schoolmate Felicity Forbes. For solicitor Leo Curtice, the case promises to be the most high … Continue reading

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The Gift of Death by Sam Ripley

Murder mystery set in Los Angeles. Horrific. The story follows the lives of Dr Kate Cramer, forensic artist now photographer, and others drawn together by their involvement in the case of a long dead serial killer, Bobby Gleason. As gruesome … Continue reading

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