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Secrets of the Sea House
Secrets of the Sea House
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well told tale, 5 Sept. 2015
This is a really good sem-historical novel. Set in Scotland the narrative moves between past and present, from a modern woman with a difficult childhood to a Scottish minister in the time of the Clearances. The narratives connect through place and the rather strange theme of mermaids. There is a thread of pain and loss, redeemed by love.

Recomended - a good and interesting read.


In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad series Book 1)
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad series Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 27 Aug. 2015
It really helps when an author can really write - and Tana French can. This is an enjoyable, satisfying novel that stands out in a crowded genre. Set in Ireland, it follows the investigation of the murder of a young girl. Two detectives, a male and female bound by friendship, work the difficult case. The male detective is haunted by his own past which is scarred by the mysterious disappearance of his two childhood friends in the same area as the current case.

The plot is complex and to detail it would be a spoiler. But the interplay between the two detectives does much to lift it out of the routine of the genre. The narrative gives a sense of meloncholy to the novel. A well-drawn cast of characters jept me guessing through most of the story - although I was not quite convinced by the ending and there is a fairly large bit of the plot that is not neatly finished.

Recomended.


Night After Night
Night After Night
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking spirit, 17 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Night After Night (Kindle Edition)
I like Rickman's novels and realky looked forward to this 'stand alone.' And it sounded promising - a haunted 'big brother' combining media and ghosts. It had a lot of initial promise with a young researcher who had a background in the supernatural, an interesting crowd of characters including a cross-dressing shaman and the ghost (maybe) of Katherine Parr. But the plot neve really took off, the characters failed to compell and it just got boring.


The Lie
The Lie
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There is a sense of moral bankruptcy in this boring story of nasty people, 13 July 2015
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This review is from: The Lie (Kindle Edition)
Four female friends go on a holiday to Nepal. All are deeply unlikeable characters. The predictable holiday-from-hell in a stereotypical guru-led retreat leads to the death of a couple of them. A few years later one of the survivors, living under an assumed name, discovers that the past comes back to haunt her. Yawn! There is a sense of moral bankruptcy in this boring story of nasty people, doing nasty things - don't bother reading it.


Black Water Rising (The Attica Locke Collection)
Black Water Rising (The Attica Locke Collection)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, 1 July 2015
Set in the 1980s with flashbacks to a decade earlier this is a complex, atmospheric novel. The author is writing within the detective novel genre but going beyond it into areas like race discrimination, corporate corruption and town hall politics.

The hero, Jay, is a not very successful attorney. His intervention in what appears to be a minor domestic dispute draws him into a complex and dangerous conspiracy case. A deeply flawed man, he is forced into making decision about what is right.

The novel is too long, the plot is slightly flawed and some of the character, especialy his wife, are les than convincing. But it is an interesting and fairly challenging read that I realy enjoyed.


The Savage Altar
The Savage Altar
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4.0 out of 5 stars Scandi Noir, 19 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Savage Altar (Kindle Edition)
An excellent if somewhat chilling Scandi Noir. Dealing with dark themes and featuring well-drawn female characters including a very pregnant detective this is a well written, tightly plotted novel.


The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter Book 1)
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Promising first, 19 Jun. 2015
This is the first of a series featuring Robert Hunter. It is promising - well written, good leading character and a plot that is initially excellent but eventually deeply unlikely and hurried. It is rare for a crime novel to deliver an effective, believable 'solution' and this one really does challenge credibility. However, it was an entertaining and enjoyable read with much to recomend it.


TheCrow Trap (Vera Stanhope Book 1)
TheCrow Trap (Vera Stanhope Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good start, 18 Jun. 2015
I really enjoyed some of the books in this series, so I am glad that I came late to this first one since it would not have enticed me to read any more. The plot is leaden and the narrative repeatative. Vera, who is an interesting character in the later novels, is a shadowy character with little impact.


In The Rosary Garden
In The Rosary Garden
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 18 Jun. 2015
I guess this fancies itself as a literary crime novel exploring the darkness in the Irish soul. It is an unoriginal, dull and rather nasty re-hash of the usual themes - religion, illegimate babies, nuns, secrecy and the sins that gather in a small corner of Ireland. Yawn!!


The Blacklist - Season 1 [DVD]
The Blacklist - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Spader
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars There is much to enjoy - although none of the other actors approach Spader ..., 1 Jun. 2015
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A vehicle for the highly creepy James Spader in this complex and entrtaining series. There is much to enjoy - although none of the other actors approach Spader in terms of skill.


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