Reviews

Hush Hush by Laura Lippman

Author: Laura Lippman Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Anne Bruist Book Synopsis: On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal

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The Killing of Bobbi Lomox by Cal Moriarty

Author: Cal Moriarty Publisher: Faber & Faber Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Robyn Walton Book Synopsis: CANYON COUNTY, HALLOWEEN 1983 Bobbi Lomax was the first to die, the bomb killed the prom queen on her own front lawn. Just moments later one of the nails from the city’s second bomb forced its way into the

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Frozen Grave by Lee Weeks

Author: Lee Weeks Publisher: Simon and Schuster Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Robyn Walton Book Synopsis: From the author of the bestselling Dead of Winter and Cold As Ice comes a page-turning new thriller that will have you hooked from start to finish. The first body is found in London’s East End – a middle-aged

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Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Publisher: Penguin Random House Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Ruth Wykes Book Synopsis: More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an

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A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson

Author: Laura Wilson Publisher: Quercus Copyright Year: 2012 Review By: Robyn Walton Book Synopsis: London, 1956. DI Ted Stratton is tasked with investigating the murder of Jeremy Lloyd, a strange young man with a taste for esoteric religion. Stratton’s enquiries lead him to Suffolk, where the mysterious Mr Roth has founded a Foundation for Spiritual

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The Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson

Author: Laura Wilson Publisher: Quercus Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Robyn Walton Book Synopsis: In 2006, three-year-old Phoebe Piper went missing on a family holiday. Despite massive publicity and a long investigation, no trace of her was ever found. Seven years later, Molly Jackson, aged ten and recently uprooted to a Norfolk village, finds her

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Silk Road by Eileen Ormsby

Author: Eileen Ormsby Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Diana Olsberg Book Synopsis: It was the ‘eBay of drugs’, a billion dollar empire. Behind it was the FBI’s Most Wanted Man, a mysterious crime czar dubbed ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’. SILK ROAD lay at the heart of the ‘Dark Web’ – a parallel

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Eden by Candice Fox

Author: Candice Fox Publisher: Random House Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Anne Bruist Book Synopsis: Most police duos run on trust, loyalty, and the desire to see killers in court. But Detective Frank Bennett’s partner, the enigmatic Eden Archer, has nothing to offer him but darkness and danger. She doesn’t mind catching killers – but

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Hades by Candice Fox

Author: Candice Fox Publisher: Random House Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Anne Bruist Book Synopsis: Homicide detective Frank Bennett has an intriguing new partner. Dark, beautiful, coldly efficient, Eden Archer is one of the most enigmatic colleagues Frank has ever worked with—that includes her brother Eric, who’s also on the Sydney Metro police force. All

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Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron

Author: Margaret Maron Publisher: Grand Central/Hachette Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Robyn Walton Book Synopsis: When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel’s bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn’t passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. Surrounded by her

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