I’m happy to be participating in the blog tour for Cath Staincliffe’s new novel. My review is below. Newly graduated photography student Lori Maddox spends the year after university travelling and visits China where she finds work as a private English tutor. Back in Manchester, her parents Jo and Tom, who separated when Lori wasContinue reading “Half The World Away by Cath Staincliffe”
i know. It’s been ages since I last posted here and with Crimefest coming up this weekend, I’m feeling very guilty. But I have been reading. Reading lots as it happens. Three weeks in Spain saw a huge dent in my backlog of kindle books. So I will be reviewing these shortly : Half The World Away byContinue reading “Update”
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price hasContinue reading “The Stranger by Harlan Coben”
Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner.
My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t. Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. I’mContinue reading “Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner”
This is the 8th book in Mari Jungstedt’s series about Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas and Assistant Superintendent Karin Jacobsson of the Visby police force on the Swedish island of Gotland. Also involved in this case is Johan Berg, television reporter in the local Visby office of the Regional News Division, his partner Emma and theirContinue reading “The Dangerous Game by Mari Jungstedt translated by Tina Nunnally (Knutas/Jacobsson 8)”
This is a clever, fluent book with a riveting narrative and disturbing psychological insights.
I am an unashamed fan of the Rizzoli and Isles books in particular and of Terss Gerritsen generally. Unlike other long character series, Die Again felt fresh and lively and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Set in Botswana and Boston, Die Again links murders in the bush with a series of homicides in Boston and theContinue reading “Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles 11) by Tess Gerritsen”
A welcome new addition to women’s crime fiction. Written with good pace and cleverly revealing just enough about the central characters to keep us gripped, Someone Else’s Skin introduces a new crime duo. D.I Marnie Rome is a class act. Holding a few secrets to herself, she and her police partner, Detective Noah Jake visitContinue reading “Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary”