Reviews

Love You More by Lisa Gardiner

Author: Lisa Gardiner Publisher: Orion Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: ISBN 978 1 4091 1007 1 No of Pages: 357 Reviewed by: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: Synopsis (from the back cover blurb) One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have

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Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum

Author: Karin Fossum Publisher: Harvill Secker Copyright Year: 2010 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: On Friday 13th September, Jon Moreno is collected from the psychiatric hospital in which he is a patient. His lifelong friends, Axel Frimann and Philip Reilly, want him to have some fun, they tell him, and believe a weekend away

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Fever Of The Bone by Val McDermid

Author: Val McDermid Publisher: Little Brown Reviewed by: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: The Fever of the Bone is the 6th novel to feature Clinical Psychologist Dr Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan of Wire in the Blood TV fame. Someone is killing teenagers whose only link is that they a part of a

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Present Danger by Stella Rimington

Author: Stella Rimington Publisher: Querus Publishing No of Pages: 384 Reviewed by: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: This is the fifth adventure of Liz Carlyle by the author, Stella Rimington, who was the head of MI5 until 1996 and in 1992 was the first women to be appointed Director-General. Present danger is set in Belfast where

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Riding High by Emma Boling

Author: Emma Boling Publisher: Michael Joseph an imprint of Penguin Books Reviewed by: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: Racing Victoria’s 2002 Woman of the Year, Emma Boling has written her first novel, Riding High. Emma was interrogated at the October 2009 Sisters in Crime event and pens were raised in anticipation when Emma gave us her

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The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner

Author: Meg Gardiner Publisher: Harper Collins Review by: Jacqui Horwood Copyright Year: 2010 Book Synopsis: he Memory Collector is the second instalment in the Jo Beckett series. Beckett is a forensic psychiatrist living in San Francisco and first appeared in The Dirty Secrets Club (Hodder and Stoughton 2008). Her job is to profile the lives

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Pitcairn Paradise Lost: Uncovering the dark secrets of a South Pacific Fantasy Island by Kathy Marks

Author: Kathy Marks Publisher: Fourth Estate Copyright Year: 2008 Reviewed By: Phylls King Book Synopsis: Kathy Marks has written a thoughtful and intense book about Pitcairn Island where the survivors of the Mutiny on the Bounty settled some two centuries ago. Pitcairn is roughly 5 km square with approximately 50 inhabitants who largely belong to

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Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown

Author: Sandra Brown Publisher: Hodder Stoughton Copyright Year: 2008 Reviewed By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: Sandra Brown’s books are always a good read and Smoke Screen doesn’t disappoint. Britt Shelley, investigative newswoman, wakes to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a long-ago, sometime lover. So, while she can’t quite remember how she ended up

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Genesis by Karin Slaughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Publisher: Century Reviewed by: Sylvia Loader Book Synopsis: This is Karin Slaughter’s ninth book and three great characters from her previous books reappear. Special Agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent get to meet Dr. Sara Linton, and Will is infatuated while Faith is jealous. It’s fair to say all three are still

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Slights by Kaaron Warren

Author: Kaaron Warren Publisher: Harper Collins Reviewed by: Angry Robot Book Synopsis: Slights opens with the death of Stevie’s mum at her own hands. This death was an accident – Stevie overindulged at a dinner with her mother, celebrating a lottery win and crashes the car on the way home. Stevie’s mother dies and Stevie

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