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A Luke Warm Crime Thriller

Advantages: Fairly vivid scenes, good old fashioned police work
Disadvantages: A somewhat 'amateurish' feel to the writing; sickly sweet love tangent

I’ve read and reviewed a few Jackson books now so I was pleased to come across this one I hadn’t read in the library. Whilst it was a reasonably enjoyable read, it unfortunately felt a little too sickly sweet where the love interest elements came in to pl ...

gothic_moon 15.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Cold Blooded - Lisa Jackson

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Highland Untruths

Advantages: A decent plot
Disadvantages: Some gripes about repetition

Hamish Macbeth is still enjoying the relatively easy life of running the two-man station in remote Lochdubh in the highlands of Scotland. He could maybe do without current side-kick Dick Fraser's eternal presence on site, but has to admit that the man's ...

hiker 25.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Death of a Liar - M. C. Beaton

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When Justice Isn't

Advantages: A gripping story, thought-provoking impact
Disadvantages: None

We've all read the stories in the papers: children who kill, particularly children who kill children. We've always wondered what went through their minds as they did it. We've also wondered about what happens to them once they're no longer children, whe ...

hiker 10.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Humber Boy B - Ruth Dugdall

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See You In Court!

Advantages: Complex & intelligent premise, warmth of characters, well written, authentic feel
Disadvantages: Concentration required

...As a fan of Connelly, both the Bosch and ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ series, I had high hopes for The Gods Of Guilt. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. With engaging characters and high legal detail, plus an undercurrent of detective mystery, this proved to be a tho ...

gothic_moon 13.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Gods of Guilt - Michael Connelly

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Outside the Waiting room

Advantages: Brilliantly crafted thriller
Disadvantages: None

Room 13 in the basement of the state morgue is where the sleepers are kept. These are the unclaimed bodies that have been classified as PHVs. Potential Homicide Victims. They are kept indefinitely, because they are evidence that a crime has been commit ...

hiker 06.04.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Vanished Ones - Donato Carrisi

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