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Book Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Title: Bonfire Author: Krysten Ritter Publisher: Hutchinson Date: 2017 Genre: Mystery / Thriller Summary: It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small-town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands. But when… Continue reading Book Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

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Shelf Control #5 – One Shot by Lee Child

I’m trying out a new weekly feature on the blog which is called Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s a celebration of the unread books on our shelves. One Shot by Lee Child Summary: Six shots. Five dead. A heartland city thrown into terror. But within… Continue reading Shelf Control #5 – One Shot by Lee Child

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Book Review: The Road Through The Wall by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Road Through the Wall Author: Shirley Jackson Publisher: Penguin Books Date: (1948) Genre: Gothic / Realism / Thriller Summary: In Pepper Street, an attractive suburban neighbourhood filled with bullies and egotistical bigots, the feelings of the inhabitants are shallow and selfish: what can a neighbour gain from another neighbour, what may be won from a… Continue reading Book Review: The Road Through The Wall by Shirley Jackson

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ARC Book Review: Perfect Kill by Helen Fields (DI Callanach #6)

Title: Perfect Kill Author: Helen Fields Publisher: Avon Books UK Publication Date: 6th February 2020 Genre: Crime & Mystery / Thriller Summary: He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying. Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim. Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Perfect Kill by Helen Fields (DI Callanach #6)

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ARC Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

Title: Dreamland Author: Nancy Bilyeau Publisher: Endeavour Media Publication Date: 16th January 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery / Thriller Summary: The year is 1911 when twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg is invited to spend the summer in America’s Playground. But the invitation to Coney Island is unwelcome. Despite hailing from one of America’s richest families, Peggy would much rather spend… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

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Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Title: The Shining Author: Stephen King Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Date: 2011 (1977) Genre: Horror / Thriller Summary: Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But… Continue reading Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

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Thoughts on… The Enemy by Lee Child

Title: The Enemy Author: Lee Child Publisher: Bantam Press Date: 2011 (2004) Summary: New Year’s Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general’s wife. This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to… Continue reading Thoughts on… The Enemy by Lee Child

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ARC Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Title: The Chestnut Man Author: Søren Sveistrup Translator: Caroline Waight Genre: Mystery / Thriller Publication Date: 10th January 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Pages: 400 Started: 30th December 2018 Completed: 31st December 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as Minister for Social Affairs, a year since the disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Berger, a mentally… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup