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Cage Of Bones (Brennan and Esposito)
Cage Of Bones (Brennan and Esposito)
by Tania Carver
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 Nov. 2011
Brilliant 3rd story in the series which delves back into Phil's past and brings his family into the spotlight. As with the other Carver books this isn't for the faint hearted and is often violent and disturbing. The story runs along at a decent pace and is written from a few different angles which I felt helped it keep interesting. Thought the build up to the climax was excellent too with suspense right to the end. Looking forward to the next book which I believe comes out late next year.


The Creeper (Brennan and Esposito)
The Creeper (Brennan and Esposito)
by Tania Carver
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 14 Nov. 2011
Tania Carver is probably the most under rated crime writer in the UK. The Surrogate was truly terrifying as is the Creeper. She manages to put across how dark and horrific the crimes in the pages actually are at the same time as pushing the story along at a great pace with some superb characters. I get the sense that this series will run on for a good few years as her story telling is right up there with the best. If you like Mark Billingham or Peter James these set of books are for you. Brilliant.


The Retribution: (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 7)
The Retribution: (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 7)
by Val McDermid
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK, 17 Oct. 2011
Not a great Val McDermid novel by any means. Felt she did neither herself or the brilliant characters she has created any justice. The story was dull, predictable, far fetched and drawn out. Very disappointed as this particular series I have read with delight over the years. Not sure why she was bringing up Jacko Vance again - felt to me like her being lazy by not having to create another mystery for the duo to solve. Strangely I am looking forward to the next book she brings out as I cannot believe an author with this much talent will write another bad book like this.


The Affair: (Jack Reacher 16)
The Affair: (Jack Reacher 16)
by Lee Child
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Sure......., 17 Oct. 2011
When I finished this I felt a bit empty about the novel. Great start with Reacher in his last week or so in the army. The story started well with a small town in turmoil with a local woman murdered and feelings running high between the locals and the army base stationed there. I just couldn't get into this book in the way I have with other Reacher books. The story was very 2 paced with some superb chapters moving it along and then it would slow down to a crawl and be awfully dull. Overall probably worth a read but have read much better Reacher novels in the past. Is Child having to go back to Reacher's previous life in the army as Jack is now nearly 50? Whatever the reason for not continuing Jack's life after the army this effort didn't work.
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The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles 9)
The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles 9)
by Tess Gerritsen
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic again....!, 5 Sept. 2011
Another brilliant read from Tess Gerritsen. Rizzoli and Isles investigate the mysterious death of a woman on a rooftop in Chinatown. Don't want to give anything away but loved the way this story developed using Chinese myth and folklore. Interesting also was Isles being used far less than normal, but the charcter of Rizzoli is more than enough to keep the story moving along quickly. Brilliant story and one of the stronger books in the series.


Good As Dead (Tom Thorne Novels)
Good As Dead (Tom Thorne Novels)
by Mark Billingham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant again, 23 Aug. 2011
Another winner from Mark Billingham and what was particularly pleasing was the difference in the way the story was told from his other novels. A hostage situation means Thorne has to solve the mystery with no pressure on him than normal. This book is much faster paced but the plot is never glossed over. Interesting ending as well, which I won't spoil but again much different from other Thorne novels. Billingham is brilliant at moving a story along quickly but with such detail the reader is always engrossed. Superb novel.
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Bloodline
Bloodline
by Lynda La Plante
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Good Read, 17 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Bloodline (Hardcover)
Overall another excellent book in the Anna Travis series. I do think she has written a couple that are better but this was still a very good read. The story was unusual in the sense of the central character having an almost split personality that his closest friends and family didnt even know about. The way the story concluded left some unanswered questions about how and why he became what he did. The only reason I haven't awarded 5 stars is that in some parts the story did drag but certainly never got boring. I look forward to reading the next one.


Fair Game (The 8th Spider Shepherd Thriller)
Fair Game (The 8th Spider Shepherd Thriller)
by Stephen Leather
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 31 July 2011
Very clever thriller which is fast paced, well thought out and finishes with a great climax. Different to other Spider novels as much of it is set at sea, but lives up to all his other books. Stephen Leather is in the top 5 thriller writers in Britain in my opinion - so well researched and believable....


The Bone House
The Bone House
by Brian Freeman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 8 Jun. 2011
This review is from: The Bone House (Paperback)
Brian Freeman doesn't disappoint with this very original story. Was a great read throughout and a brilliant ending. Well paced, plenty of twists and turns, great characters and a superb plot. Excellent.


Dead Man's Grip (Ds Roy Grace 7)
Dead Man's Grip (Ds Roy Grace 7)
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 8 Jun. 2011
Peter James just seems to get better and better. Loved the way this story started, developed and finished with a fantastic shock - hated that the book ended! Cannot wait for the next one. One of the best books I have read for a couple of years.


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