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Rage Against A Killing Machine

Advantages: Well-written, witty & sharp, gripping premise
Disadvantages: Slightly dubious aspects in some of the premise

I came across this in WH Smith around Christmas time when there was an offer on their books with the O2 app. I hadn’t heard of Masterman before but the blurb on the back made it sound like my cuppa tea, despite the rather glaring pink cover (which had ini ...

gothic_moon 08.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Rage Against The Dying - Becky Masterman

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Under Suspicion - Good for a Holiday Read

Advantages: Easy to read, enjoyable story
Disadvantages: A few minor niggles where the story is too descriptive

Under Suspicion is a 2008 crime thriller written by The Mulgray Twins. The Mulgray Twins are identical twin sister writers Helen and Morna Mulgray from Scotland who have been writing and living together since they retired from teaching. ~*~ The story is ...

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Kidnapped - Sixties Style

Advantages: A decent romp of a sixties crime caper
Disadvantages: Some of the references are more 'forced' than they need be.

Daisy Lane hasn't chosen the easiest of lives. Her beloved Eddie was murdered, and part of her revenge for that involved not only taking on his killer, the gangster Roy Kemp - but doing it on the Krays' manor. Somehow, she got away with it and life is set ...

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Review of Damaged Goods - June Hampson

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A life built on lies...

Advantages: Great readability, great twists.
Disadvantages: None

Six years ago Jake Fisher watched Natalie, whom he believed to be the love of his life, marry another man. After the wedding, Natalie makes Jake promise to stay away from her, a promise he keeps for six years, until he sees an Obituary notice for Natalie ...

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Review of Six Years - Harlan Coben

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It Cuts Like a Knife - but it feels so WRONG

Advantages: Interesting use of the point of view of the killer
Disadvantages: Rather a lot of loose ends and blind alleys - not always intentional

A Change of Direction ‘Cut Like Wound’ is the latest book by one of my favourite Indian writers, Anita Nair, and it’s a very new direction for her to take. I’ve been hooked by her writing ever since I picked up her fascinating ‘The Ladies Coupe’ more ...

koshkha 27.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Cut Like Wound - Anita Nair

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