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Dark Secrets Buried, But Not For Long

Advantages: Memorable characters, engaging writing style, good chapter length, vivid scenes
Disadvantages: Not entirely believable

...I came across this recently in the library and had that strangely excited feeling when I spotted it. I have a couple of authors I really enjoy reading, and Kava is one of them. Thankfully, Silent Creed didnít disappoint and I whipped through this quite qu ...

gothic_moon 25.04.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Silent Creed - Alex Kava

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a quick very light read

Advantages: quick easy read
Disadvantages: lack of characterisation, too many coincidences

...novel in the series and it is a vast improvement on the first. I bought it on my kindle as I was going away for a few days and decided I needed a few quick reads whilst I was away. Basic plot: A severed head has been fo ...

mikeyc123 11.04.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Head in the Sand - Damien Boyd

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Santa's Got A Brand New (Mixed) Bag

Advantages: There's something for everyone
Disadvantages: It's a bit heavy. And it's a mixed bag.

...Introduction We all have our own special Christmas traditions. Some let the youngest in the family make a wish while putting the star on top of the tree. Others save a special bottle of wine or whiskey to raise a glass in toast on Christmas Eve. Oth ...

sharper_fin 22.11.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries - Vintage

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On The Run In the Wilds of Scotland

Advantages: Great on character
Disadvantages: A slow burn

Justine is running for her life. She's had enough of being someone else's property, of being subjected to the kind of love that has seen her tattooed and owned and beaten and rented out to others to earn her keep. So she's taken what isn't hers, but then ...

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Review of Rise - Karen Campbell

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Nothing But Amazing

Advantages: Fantastic writing style, warm character, engaging, interesting premise, atmospheric
Disadvantages: None for me

I came across this in the library recently and was pretty happy to see it, having read Gardner novels previously and loved them. Fortunately, I wasnít disappointed. I donít get as much time to read these days in long sittings, and yet I got through this p ...

gothic_moon 23.02.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Fear Nothing - Lisa Gardner

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