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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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Sickening Like Sadists

Advantages: Indepth look into a sick and twisted lifestyle. Interesting and shocking.
Disadvantages: Sickening and heavy in parts. Badly edited.

Happy Like Murderers by Gordon Burn ‘News, darker and darker news, may be the only narrative people need, and the shapes of this narrative are authors in their own right. To a certain extent their world has become our world, a place of extreme ...

jojoborne 02.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Happy Like Murderers - Gordon Burn

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On Another Waterfront

Advantages: Great crime writing
Disadvantages: None

By way of a prelude to the Nocturne, I should offer a heads-up, that the review copy I received is titled "Nocturne" rather than "Harbor (or Harbour) Nocturne". It isn't marked as a proof or advance copy, and having stumbled across other reviews whilst I ...

hiker 01.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Harbour Nocturne - Joseph Wambaugh

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