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 SnapΒ 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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Blog Tour: Overkill by Vanda Symon

Paperback published 6th September 2018 by Orenda Books / 272 pages Many years ago I was lucky enough to visit New Zealand and just fell in love with everything about it. So, when the opportunity came up to read a book set in New Zealand by a New Zealand crime writer (how many times can […]

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Review: The Black Painting by Neil Olsen

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Published 11th January 2018. The Black Painting by Neil Olsen Opening sentence: “Last night she dreamed of the house on Owl’s Point.” Alfred Arthur Morse is an art dealer and was the owner of a mysterious and frightening Francisco Goya self-portrait, so frightening that many people believed the […]

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November Wrap Up / December TBR

I can’t believe it’s December already! Only one month left to get through the rest of my 2017 TBR books. Looking at the length of the list right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen! But, I did read some great books in November to tick off my list: The Vegetarian by Han Kang […]

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Review: The Flats by Kate Birdsall

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. The Flats (A Liz Boyle Mystery) by Kate Birdsall Opening sentence: “‘Are you ready to talk about the shooting?’ Dr. Shue gazes at me from behind her chic rimless glasses and rebalances her notepad on her lap.” Detective Liz Boyle and her (professional) partner Tom Goran are investigating […]

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October Wrap-Up / November TBR

For the first time in quite a few months, I read a bit of non-fiction. I don’t know why I’ve been so slack on that front recently, I love some real-life reading, but I have fixed the situation with two very different – although both fascinating in their own way – memoirs. Carrie Fisher’s brilliantly […]

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Review: The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Published 8th March 2018. The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste Opening:Β “The Bone Keeper’s coming. The Bone Keeper’s real. He doesn’t stop. He doesn’t feel. He’ll snatch you up. And make you weep. He’ll slice your flesh. Your bones he’ll keep.” Yes, I did get myself in the Halloween […]

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