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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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Nuns In The Habit Of Murder?

Advantages: Depth of characters, engaging premise, wit & sarcasm
Disadvantages: Some predictability, relationship sidestory

Do you like the pun there - in the 'Habit of murder'... nuns... get it?! I was excited when I made that up (whether it makes sense or not is besides the point). I've read and reviewed several other Jackson novels before, so this caught my eye when I came ...

gothic_moon 31.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Devious - Lisa Jackson

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London's Burning, Man

Advantages: All jolly good fun
Disadvantages: None

The Peculiar Crimes Unit (PCU) has a new set of overlords. For reasons that were explored in the previous couple of outings they have been transferred to the City Of London Police. The Met are still the big players in the area. City of London Police only ...

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Review of Bryant and May: The Burning Man - Christopher Fowler

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