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Grubby Money

Advantages: Fast pace, great tension
Disadvantages: None

A while back I described Thorne's first book East of Innocence as Raymond Chandler meets Ray Winstone. I gather that an eight-way auction saw Tiger Aspect securing the option rights for a TV series. I'm looking forward to it. Can't help wondering i ...

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Review of Nothing Sacred - David Thorne

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Under My Skin & A Little Irritating

Advantages: Easy to read layout in terms of chapters, a little different, fairly engaging
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of repetition, web of characters a little confusing at times

...the author when I came across this in the library and anticipated a good read. Whilst it was engaging, and I got through it pretty darn quickly, I can't help but feel a tad disappointed by it. I've Got You Under My Skin is a crime thriller of ...

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Review of I've Got You Under My Skin - Mary Higgins Clark

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Daytime Priest, Night-time Avenging Angel

Advantages: Intriguing premise with twists, fluid & engaging writing style, memorable characters
Disadvantages: Not always entirely believable

...Having read Ted Dekker novels previously, I was looking forward to this one when I came across it in the library. Thankfully I wasnít disappointed; whilst it isnít my favourite Dekker novel, it was nonetheless creative, easy to read, and gripping. The Pr ...

gothic_moon 23.09.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Priest's Graveyard - Ted Dekker

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Striking from the shadows of 1950s pulp fiction

Advantages: Effective pacing and classic twists
Disadvantages: Dated only by the huge success of its legacy

Just off a junction on a busy highway there still exists Bates Motel. This struggling business is run by Norman Bates who endures an oppressive relationship from his unhinged mother who seems hell-bent in keeping her son single and away from the outside w ...

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Review of Psycho - Robert Bloch

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Starts With Fire But Left Me Cold

Advantages: Easy to read, some characterisation better than others
Disadvantages: Bit stereotypical, I didn't think the ending was strong and the lead characters disappointed me

...Iím never happy unless I have a healthily-sized stack of unread books at home (and by healthily-sized I generally mean roughly about the same height as me!). One title which found its way into said stash recently was The Bone House by Brian Freeman. I use ...

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Review of The Bone House - Brian Freeman

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