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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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Indelible Memories of Murder

Advantages: Original premise, keeps you guessing, very well written, memorable characters
Disadvantages: A little repetitive at times perhaps

...I was quite looking forward to this when I came across it in the library recently. I was somewhat familiar with Baldacci, having read something of his previously, though I couldn’t quite recall what. Thankfully, Memory Man didn’t disappoint and is one I ...

gothic_moon 13.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Memory Man - David Baldacci

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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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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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