Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Opening sentence: “Samantha Quinn felt the stinging of a thousand hornets inside her legs as she ran down the long, forlorn driveway toward the farmhouse.” My first thought – ridiculous thought – on reading this book was: did the author just want to write a story with ‘daughter’ in […]

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Review: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie Opening sentence: “In this narrative of mine I have departed from my usual practice of relating only those incidents and scenes at which I myself was present.” I recently decided that this year I would read a lot more Agatha Christie. When I’ve delved into her books in the […]

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Review: Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah Opening sentence: “Michael Gathercole stared at the closed door in front of him and tried to persuade himself that now was the moment to knock, as the aged grandfather clock in the hall downstairs stuttered its announcement of the hour.” I am a big fan of Agatha Christie (can you […]

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