Reviews

Red Dust by Fleur McDonald

Author: Fleur Mc Donald Publisher: Allen & Unwin Copyright Year: 2009 ISBN: ISBN: 9781741756296 No of Pages: 348 Review By: Jan Bull Book Synopsis: After the death of her husband in an horrific plane crash, Gemma Sinclair defies community expectations, and her husband’s dying words, by taking on the daunting task of managing the 100,000

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Pearl In A Cage by Joy Dettman

Author: Joy Dettman Publisher: Mac Millan Review By: Bronwen Scott Book Synopsis: On a balmy midsummer’s evening in 1923, a young woman foreign, dishevelled and heavily pregnant is found unconscious just off the railway tracks in the tiny logging community of Woody Creek. The town midwife, Gertrude Foote, is roused from her bed when the

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Gone by Mo Hayder

Author: Mo Hayder Publisher: Bantam Press Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: ISBN 9780593063811 No of Pages: 415 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: Synopsis (from the back cover blurb) November in the West Country. Evening is closing in as murder detective Jack Caffery arrives to interview the victim of a car-jacking. He’s dealt with routine car-thefts

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Murder At Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepard

Author: Lynn Shepard Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2010 Review by: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: I have found that referencing a classic hardly ever works – more so if the original author is a favourite of the reader. So I came to this book in some trepidation. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Lynn Shepherd

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Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah

Author: Sophie Hannah Publisher: Hodder & Staughton Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Phyllis King and Kimberley Starr Book Synopsis: Phyllis King Review Connie and Kit Bowskill have always wanted to live in Cambridge and, noting that a house at 11 Bentley Grove has a newly erected For Sale sign, Connie logs onto the property website

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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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