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A Talented Writer but a Disappointing Book

Advantages: Its another 'Kay Scarpetta' Novel
Disadvantages: Too long, Didn't enjoy the plot

This book, though well written, Cornwell could have done better. I do feel for such a well-established writer as herself this book was long and drawn out. When in fact it could have been shorter. The completed hardcover copy is 466 pages long and in ess ...

LauraMcCabeUK 30.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell

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Sniffing Out A Good Crime Thriller

Advantages: Intriguing & absorbing premise, warm characters, well written, good pace
Disadvantages: None for me

On the cover we’re told this is from the ‘Bestselling author of the Maggie O’Dell Series’, and that this is ‘The first in a thrilling new series starring Ryder Creed’. Of course, these things only really interest those who are familiar with Kava, but tur ...

gothic_moon 17.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Breaking Creed - Alex Kava

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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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A Wishy-Washy Crime Thriller

Advantages: Engaging enough to read, good ol' detective work
Disadvantages: Premise could have been stronger & characters more developed, romantic elements, lacked oomph

...Having read and reviewed a few Lisa Jackson novels, this one caught my eye in the library. True to form, it was engaging and atmospheric, and whilst not my favourite novel of all time due to the romance element perhaps, it was an enjoyable read. Afraid ...

gothic_moon 20.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Afraid To Die - Lisa Jackson

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A Killer With No Fear Is Worth Fearing

Advantages: Engaging writing style, depth of characters, intriguing premise, atmospheric
Disadvantages: Nothing for moi

I came across this in the library recently and thought I'd give it a go as I wasn't able to find anything new by familiar authors (perhaps I've read them all?!) The cover tempted me and it seemed like my cuppa tea, and thankfully it didn't disappoint. D ...

gothic_moon 16.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Darkest Fear - Ethan Cross

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