Review: Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran

Opening sentence: “I sit, listening to the drip, drip, drip from a shower that only runs for a short time to prevent me from trying to drown myself in it.” I mean it literally when I say I COULD NOT put Through the Wall down. This sophisticated thriller is Caroline Corcoran’s debut and made me want […]

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Blog Tour: Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Gary Bell

Welcome to my stop on the Beyond Reasonable Doubt blog tour! This fast-paced thriller has hands-down taught me more about the British legal system than all the courtroom dramas I’ve ever watched put together. And there’s good reason for that; the author (co-author, Scott Kershaw also has a writing credit) Gary Bell QC, is a real-life […]

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Review: Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

Opening sentence: “The Palazzo Falconieri stands on a promontory on one of the smaller Italian lakes.” Like a lot of other people recently, I became a bit addicted to watching Killing Eve. Two series of excellent TV that tell the tale of covert MI5 operative Eve Polastri and the enigmatic female assassin she is hunting, Villanelle. […]

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Review: Snap by Belinda Bauer

Opening sentence: “It was so hot in the car that the seats smelled as though they were melting.” My first thought on finishing Snap was that I’m a little baffled as to how it managed to nab itself a prestigious Man Booker Prize nomination. Yes, it is a cracking fast-paced crime thriller – but does it […]

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Review: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Opening sentence: “First, you light a cigarette, the smoke curling in on itself and up towards the ceiling.” When a two hour plane journey feels like five minutes, you know you have a great read on your hands. Blood Orange kept me company to and from Venice (which is a beyond amazing place, by the […]

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Blog tour: The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond

Published by Parthian Books 30th June 2018 / 155 pages Opening sentence: “Until the Russian turned up with his entourage, I was the only person at the funeral, and I had come two and a half thousand miles to be there.” Welcome to my stop on The Golden Orphans blog tour! This was a quick […]

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Review: One Little Lie by Sam Carrington

Published by Avon September 2018 / 384 pages Opening sentence: “It took approximately eight hours for Sean Taylor to die.” One Little Lie is a pacy thriller told by three women: Alice, Deborah and Connie. Alice’s son, Kyle, murdered Deborah’s son, Sean, and now Alice thinks reaching out and befriending Deborah is a good idea. The […]

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