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More Black than Comedy

Advantages: Gripping, psychologically intriguing
Disadvantages: Disturbing, a bit repetitive in places

...Verine Dorricks is visiting her husband, Donald, in a high security prison. As always he greets her with, “I’m innocent, you know.” But Donald has been found guilty of the murder of ten people. Nine of them were psychotherapists and all victims were ga ...

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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Sentenced to Life

Advantages: Compelling, dark, complex characters
Disadvantages: May not appeal to you if you don't like black comedy

...On the day of her retirement, Jean Hawkins is presented by her work colleagues with a leaving present, a 5 year diary. Having intended to commit suicide on her return home, this gift rather puts a spanner in the works. Miss Hawkins has spent her entire ...

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Review of A Five Year Sentence - Bernice Rubens

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Love Can Shine Even In Fathomlesss Darkness

Advantages: Gritty, intense romantic thriller with a dark edge. And I just love the wife's reaction to it all
Disadvantages: Pretty intense violence, but then, this is a thriller featuring the Mafia

...If you've followed me on Twitter or read very many of my reviews, you probably know already that I really, really love m/m romance stories that feature Mafia types. Aleksander Voinov's series Dark Soul delivers these men in spades: Stefano Marino is a you ...

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Review of Dark Soul: The Complete Collection - Aleksandr Voinov

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A Brilliant Beach Read - Unless You Are Stranded On It!

Advantages: Easy and engaging read, cleverly written
Disadvantages: A had a few niggles regarding the conclusion.

I had read one of Emily Barr's previous novels (Baggage) some years ago and been impressed with her writing. It was always in the back of my mind to read something else, but despite my good intentions, I never quite got round to it. I rectified that recen ...

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Review of Stranded - Emily Barr

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Desert Island Distress!

Advantages: compelling read
Disadvantages: none

...must be many people's dream to be stranded on a desert island but what would it be like if it became reality? It would not take long for the dream to turn into a nightmare especially if you had to share the island with six strangers and very few prov ...

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Review of Stranded - Emily Barr

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