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The Passage
The Passage
by Justin Cronin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars This book is a great read full of mystery and intrigue, 3 Dec. 2014
This review is from: The Passage (Paperback)
This book is a great read full of mystery and intrigue! It was an adventure getting to understand characters and a real thrill ride when it came to the plot. I would definitely recommend for anyone who really enjoys getting stuck into a book.


Divergent Trilogy boxed Set (books 1-3) (Divergent Trilogy)
Divergent Trilogy boxed Set (books 1-3) (Divergent Trilogy)
by Veronica Roth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Really great YA fiction with a great pace, 3 Dec. 2014
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Really great YA fiction with a great pace. Roth has a great imagination which shines through in her fiction wonderfully. Although there are Hunger Game elements the books still stand alone well and you really start to love the characters! Fab books!!!


In a Deep, Dark December
In a Deep, Dark December
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly chilling!, 3 Dec. 2014
If you like scary stories at Christmas, this book is a real bargain. And if you like Paul Finch, you can’t go wrong. There are four stories here, and one novella. All are set at Christmas, and all are terrifying. These are horror stories, but they are not gory horror. All include supernatural entities, all viciously evil. And yet the whole thing is richly flavoured with Christmas. Perfect reading for a fire-lit winter’s evening, with snow falling outside and the wind in the chimney!


Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book 2)
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Book 2)
by Suzanne Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!!, 25 July 2013
Absolutely love this book, honestly couldn't put it down! Started to read after watching the first film, books are as usual much better but still enjoyed the movie! Onto the next one!!


Sacrifice (Detective Mark Heckenburg)
Sacrifice (Detective Mark Heckenburg)
by Paul Finch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing follow up to the first book!!!, 25 July 2013
Wow. This is an superb detective story from Paul Finch. It sees the same cop from his first novel, Mark Heckenburg, investigating a series of murders committed on special holidays. Some of them are terribly gruesome, but it isn't over the top, just clever and intriguing. Like with the first book, there are twists and turns galore as Heck chases up one red herring after another, but slowly gets close to another really scary bunch of killers. I particularly liked this one, as he spends a lot of the investigation with his boss and ex-girlfriend, Gemma, who it's now obvious he still wants to be with. This makes him a much more human character, and in some ways quite vulnerable. Lots of other characters are introduced as well, all realistic and likeable. Lots of realistic touches too - this is like a genuine police enquiry with many authentic touches. But it is still full of action and suspense, and one scene is so frightening that I had to stop reading because it was late at night and I was on my own. I can't wait to order the next one.


Stalkers (Detective Mark Heckenburg Book 1)
Stalkers (Detective Mark Heckenburg Book 1)
Price: £1.49

126 of 132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed thriller with pitch-dark undertones, 30 Jan. 2013
A pacy, edgy crime novel from a writer who really sounds as if he knows what he's talking about. A police detective hunting for a number of missing women uncovers a terrifying conspiracy and finds himself confronting one of the most dangerous gangs in Britain. Apparently Paul Finch used to write for The Bill and has also written a number of horror books, and both of these backgrounds show, as this cracking thriller moves with electric pace through some of the scariest parts of Britain's inner cities, featuring some ultra-violent scenes and a few horrific moments which are definitely not for the squeamish. A refreshing book in various ways, too. The female characters are among the best I've encountered in ages - real tough cookies, while the main hero, Heck, though a good guy with a conscience, has a pair of fists and he isn't afraid to use them. Highly recommended for crime and mystery fans.


Sparrowhawk (a victorian ghost story)
Sparrowhawk (a victorian ghost story)
Price: £2.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for those who like spooky Christmas tales, 2 July 2012
I've been reading a lot of Paul Finch's books recently, and this is one of the best yet. It's set in the 1840s, and concerns a soldier haunted by the horrors of his past. I don't want to say too much, but the main character, John Sparrowhawk, is released from a hideous prison and given a job in snowy London, which he thinks will be easy but which soon turns out to be a terrifying challenge. Ghosts and goblins abound, but there are human villains too. It's all set during a freezing Christmas, which is filled with holly, mince pies, Christmas trees and such. This is certainly a story to be read on Christmas Eve, though it's 40,000 words long which might give you a bit of a problem in one sitting. Also, some of the battle scenes are terribly violent, and there is a public hanging scene, which is one of the most graphic I've ever read, but all of that is to show the hardship of everyday life in Victorian times. A very enjoyable read, fully deserving of all the good reviews it has so far had.


Terror Tales of the Cotswolds
Terror Tales of the Cotswolds
by Steve Lockley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green fields, scary horror!, 2 July 2012
This is the second installment in Paul Finch's English 'terror tales' series and hopefully it won't be the last. Once again, Finch selects a bunch of chilling new stories from a host of well-known talent. It is great to see Alison Littlewood in here. She is a new novelist making massive inroads in the thriller market, but her contribution to this book is sheer supernatural horror. John Llewellyn Probert and Thana Niveau are two writers I'd never heard of before, but their stories are hair-raising. Almost fairy tale-like in their concept, but totally chilling. Ramsey Campbell is among many others who contribute, and his story is typically horrific. One again, Finch gives us lots of local folklore and mythology, which adds a great feeling of authenticity. The Cotswolds, it seems, are as scary a place as they are beautiful. Hopefully there will be many more in the series.


WALKERS IN THE DARK
WALKERS IN THE DARK

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great and spooky read!!, 2 July 2012
I ordered a copy of this book because I heard that Paul Finch has a series of new thriller novels coming out from Avon Books. If the writing in those is anything like it is in this, thriller fans are in for a treat. This is a collection of long novellas. They are horror stories rather than thrillers, but there are lots of serious 'real world' themes inside them, and they all pack a very scary punch.

The pick of the bunch must be 'Seasons Of Mist'. It's set in industrial Lancashire back in the 1970s, and at heart is a coming of age story - very like something Stephen King would have written in his own horror days - also, it's absolutely terrifying. All the other stories have their own special magic. The title story, 'Walkers In The Dark', is another cracker. It's a lot more visceral than 'Seasons', but it's frightening as hell and has a very contemporary and disturbing message.

Intelligent horror for discerning readers would be one way to describe this book, but it's also worth buying because none of these tales have appeared anywhere else. They are all originals.


The Thunderstone
The Thunderstone
Price: £3.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Great story of modern day witchcraft and romance!!!!, 25 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Thunderstone (Kindle Edition)
If you are a fan of twilight you would no doubt find this new twist on fantasy and romance refreshing, and a fabulous read!!!! Definitely recommended for anyone who is into the supernatural.


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