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Chilling crime novel that will get you thinking

Advantages: gripping, hard to figure out what is going on, excellent characterisation
Disadvantages: a bit confusing at points, but this added to my overall enjoyment.

...Montanari is an author I have read previously, so when I saw this title I was interested in reading it due to previous experience and having enjoyed the authors writing style. This novel is a cross between a crime novel and a thriller. It is based upon ...

cha97michelle 13.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Stolen Ones - Richard Montanari

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Suffer the Children

Advantages: A great example of the genre, with some political insight thrown in for free
Disadvantages: None

Cassie is out riding on a bridle path hardly used in the height of summer, totally deserted in winter. Her horse takes a tumble, and she goes with it, and stumbles into a tiny, plastic-wrapped child, maybe three-years old, and painfully thin, foot-soles l ...

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Review of Water Music - Margie Orford

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Back to the Beginnings

Advantages: Great filling in of the backstory
Disadvantages: Because it's an early novel some tension is removed

Jo Nesbo is an excellent Scandinavian writer, who has had his books translated in recent years on the back of the success from 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' when suddenly people looked to this part of the world for writers. His main character is a brilli ...

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Review of Cockroaches - Jo Nesbo

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Unlucky Number 9

Advantages: Intelligently written, enjoyable & gripping to read, depth of characters, atmospheric
Disadvantages: I wanted a bit more from the ending perhaps

I loved the last Hoag novel I read, and those before that too, so I was really looking forward to this one when I came across it in the library. I think I can say that she is an author I can rely on to write something engrossing, something that you don’t ...

gothic_moon 03.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The 9th Girl - Tami Hoag

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The Night Before Was Disappointing...

Advantages: Complexity via a large web of characters keeps you guessing
Disadvantages: Style of writing could have been better, annoying romantic element, somewhat flimsy plot

...I’ve read a Lisa Jackson novel before so I was interesting in reading this when I came across it in the library. Unfortunately, I’d forgotten about her writing style whilst thinking this; although a relatively recent crime thriller author (you could do fa ...

gothic_moon 23.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Night Before - Lisa Jackson

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