Reviews

Silent In The Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Author: Deanna Raybourn Publisher: MIRA Copyright Year: 2007 ISBN: 978-7783-2410-2 Review By: Katrina Beard ” To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor”. Lady Julia Grey is reluctant to believe that her husband’s death was murder,

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The Savage Altar by Asa Larsson

Author: Asa Larsson Publisher: Penguin Books Copyright Year: 2008 ISBN: 0141024712 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: Innocence will be sacrificed…On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies ritually mutilated and defiled and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall. Rebecka

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Cold Case Files by Liz Porter

Author: Liz Porter Publisher: Pan Mac Millan Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9718742610092 Review By: Jo McGahey Book Synopsis: Cold case investigators scrape back paint in a renovated flat where a murder was committed twelve years earlier, and find a blood stain that leads them to a killer. Scientists extract DNA from crime-scene samples collected in

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The Secret Fate of Mary Watson by Judy Johnson

Author: Judy Johnson Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 7322 9250 8 Review By: Jo Mcgahey Book Synopsis: A daring heroine tests her wits against secrets, spies and smugglers on a remote Australian island ′It′s peculiar, the assumptions we all make. For instance, how, in a diary, the truth bone′s connected to

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Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

Author: Elizabeth Haynes Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921921278 No of Pages: 520 Review By: Gayle Sutherland Book Synopsis: Genevieve has decided to leave her stressful life in London – sales executive by day, pole dancer by night – to start a new life restoring a houseboat in Kent. Her peace is shattered

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The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall

Author: Ruth Dugdall Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921922893 No of Pages: 282 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days. Rose Wilks’ life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma

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Watch Out For Me by Syliva Johnson

Author: Syliva Johnson Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 74237 670 7 Review By: Maris Morton Book Synopsis: Australia, 1967. Four children tell a lie to get out of trouble. As a result, an immigrant worker is wrongly accused of a crime, with horrific repercussions. Nearly forty years later, in London,

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Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Author: Rebecca Lim Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: 9780732291990 Review By: Sue Bursztynski Mercy is an angel who did something very stupid thousands of years ago and is now being forced to “leap” (my word) into mortal bodies and fix the problems of others before leaping out again. There’s a hole in her

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The Donor by Helen Fitzgerald

Author: Helen Fitzgerald Publisher: Faber and Faber Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-0-571-25437-8 Review By: Kate McIver Book Synopsis: Just after her sixteenth birthday, Will’s daughter Georgie suffers kidney failure. She needs a transplant but her type is rare. Will, a single dad who’s given up everything to raise his twin daughters, offers to be a

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Partners and Crime by Rochelle Jackson

Author: Rochelle Jackson Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781742372556 Review By: Karen Chisholm and Vikki Petraitis Book Synopsis: What attracts women to dangerous men? For Georgina Freeman (married to illegal casino king George Freeman), Ann-Marie Presland (girlfriend of organised crime figure Bob Trimbole), Fran Stratford (partner of murderer Billy ‘The Texan’ Longley),

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