Monthly Archives: December 2011

Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Chris Hawk’s daughter has been accused of murder and she look’s as guilty as sin. If Chris is to find out what really happened, he needs to learn everything about his daughter, but he’s beginning … Continue reading

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The Last 10 Seconds by Simon Kernick

UK police thriller – pacy page-turner, with plenty of implausible twists worthy of a fantasy novel. Below is part of the book’s blurb: a standard teaser that’s becoming passé. I suspect the proliferation of crime novels on the market necessitates … Continue reading

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The Lost Daughter by Lucretia Grindle

A ‘gripping thriller’ and a ‘heartbreaking romance’; a novel with an identity crisis. The Lost Daughter and I got off on the wrong foot and it all started with the blurb. The thing about a blurb is that it makes … Continue reading

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Dark Origins by Anthony E Zuiker with Duane Swierczynski

Sqweegel is a level 26 serial killer – the worst kind of monster ever. Not for the faint –hearted or pregnant women – it’s a living nightmare. This is the book’s blurb: ‘Steve Dark is in retirement from the elite … Continue reading

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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

A Christmas-themed genteel mystery It’s almost Christmas, but the finances of the de Luce family of Buckshaw are looking anything but merry.  So Colonel de Luce agrees to rent out the family home to a film company looking for the … Continue reading

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