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A Hidden Gem? No, But Not Bad.

Advantages: Scenes & events easy to visualise, reasonably gripping premise
Disadvantages: Fell short on some aspects (predictability, empathy, believability etc) for it to be better

...I came across this in the library recently and whilst I wasn’t familiar with the author the cover caught my attention. It may not have been the most credible of novels, but it was an engaging read that I found enjoyable nonetheless. Hidden falls within ...

gothic_moon 07.04.2016 ·
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Review of Hidden - Casey Hill

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When Justice Isn't

Advantages: A gripping story, thought-provoking impact
Disadvantages: None

We've all read the stories in the papers: children who kill, particularly children who kill children. We've always wondered what went through their minds as they did it. We've also wondered about what happens to them once they're no longer children, whe ...

hiker 10.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Humber Boy B - Ruth Dugdall

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Could this bee the start of something good?

Advantages: Interesting protagonist, good location
Disadvantages: Confusing plot

The Honey Guide is a crime novel by Richard Crompton. Crompton is a British journalist who has been living in Kenya since 2007. The Honey Guide is his debut novel and is the first, in what Crompton no doubt hopes, in a series featuring his detective Mol ...

Essexgirl2006 31.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Honey Guide - Richard Crompton

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Splash Gordon Returns

Advantages: Decent enough mystery story
Disadvantages: Lacks the kind of grit I expected

Lindsay Gordon is back in Glasgow, having come home from California when her lover Sophie was offered the Chair of Obstetrics at Glasgow University. Lindsay fully acknowledges that Glasgow has come back up in the world in the last fifteen years, and is n ...

hiker 02.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Hostage to Murder - Val McDermid

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You need Hands

Advantages: Not too long a book
Disadvantages: Too convoluted

This review is about a book not an audio book! For those of you who haven't heard of J.A.Jance, she regularly makes the New York Times Top 10 as a crime fiction author- although whether we should regard this as a literary achievement is a matter for de ...

MarkKerr 28.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Hand of Evil - J.A. Jance

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