Reviews

Gathering Dark

Author: Candice Fox Publisher/Year: Penguin Random House 2020 Publisher Overview A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope. Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean

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A Stranger City

Author: Linda Grant Publisher/Year: Virago/2019 Publisher Overview When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a

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The Silent Wife

Author: Karin Slaughter Publisher/Year: Harper Collins/2020 Publisher Overview He watches. A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she’s wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim. He

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Perplexed Politician

Author: Margaret Walsh Publisher/Year: MX Publishing/2020 Publisher Overview When the fiancé of the sister of a Member of Parliament is found dead in mysterious circumstances, the man turns to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to get an answer to the puzzle. Journeying to the small Wiltshire village of Barrow-upon-Kennet, Holmes and Watson are soon deep

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Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s story

Author: Robin Bowles Publisher/Year: Scribe Publications/2019 Publisher Overview Don’t fool yourself that the innocent never go to jail. When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s marina, on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco — something that

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The Killing Streets

Author: Tanya Bretherton Publisher/Year: Hachette/2020 Publisher Overview From the acclaimed author of The Suitcase Baby and The Suicide Bride, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney – and a killer who remained at large for over two decades. In December 1932, as the Depression tightened its grip, the body

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Keeper

Author: Jessica Moor Publisher/Year: Penguin Viking/2020 Publisher overview He’s been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes. Supposed to be a f***ing refuge. But Death got inside. When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it’s an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

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Kopp Sisters on the March

Author: Amy Stewart Publisher/Year: Scribe/2019 Publisher description It’s 1917, and the US Army is marching to join its allies in the First World War. Constance Kopp and her sisters may not be soldiers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do their bit. All over America, women are banding together to create military-style training camps, and

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Croc Country

Author: Kerry McGinnis Publisher/Year: Penguin Michael Joseph/2020 Publisher description Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the Binboona Wildlife Sanctuary in the isolated wilderness of the north-western Gulf Country. Caring for injured wildlife and helping to run the popular tourist campsite are just the distraction she

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The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

Author: Felicity McLean Publisher/Year: Fourth Estate / 2019 Publisher description Part mystery, part coming of age story, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone is set in a distant suburb on the encroaching bushland, over the long hot summer of 1992. It’s the summer of the school’s Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van

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