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Book Review: FALLEN ANGEL by Chris Brookmyre

FALLEN ANGEL by Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre’s excellent characterisation and tight storytelling make FALLEN ANGEL an entertaining read despite its confusing multitude of characters

3.5 out of 5 stars

Award-winning author Chris Brookmyre releases his new book FALLEN ANGEL this week, a stand-alone thriller about one family, two holidays and a murder.

Following the death of famous psychologist and family patriarch Max, FALLEN ANGEL tells the story of the Temple family who reunite at their holiday villa in Portugal...

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Book Review: THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper

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Jane Harper once again brings to life a vivid and captivating sense of place in THE LOST MAN

There seems to be no stopping Australian author Jane Harper at the moment. Following the overwhelming success of her debut novel THE DRY and her fantastic follow-up FORCE OF NATURE, the award-winning author has knocked the ball out of the park again with the release of her brand new thriller THE LOST MAN.

Set in the harsh Australian outback, THE LOST MAN opens with two brothers – Nathan and Bub – visit...

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Book Review: THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley

THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley

With its atmospheric setting, psychological plot twists and character-driven storyline, THE HUNTING PARTY by Lucy Foley is an Agatha Christie-inspired that keeps you guessing right until the very end

With Christmas fast approaching, the book on everyone’s lips at the moment is THE HUNTING PARTY...

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Book Review: THE LAST by Hanna Jameson

THE LAST by Hanna Jameson

Fast-paced and thought-provoking, THE LAST feels startling plausible but ultimately fails to live up to its initial promise

Often the things that scare us the most aren’t things like ghosts and ghouls but real-life situations that have the potential to change our lives forever. In her latest book, Hanna Jameson plays on that very fear as she explores a dystopian view of the future following a world-wide nuclear attack.

Historian Jon Keller is on a business trip in Switzerland when the world ...

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Book Review: IF HE WAKES by Zoe Lea

If He Wakes by Zoe Lea

IF HE WAKES by Zoe Lea is a captivating psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat

I’ll admit I was a little put off by the title of Zoe Lea’s debut novel IF HE WAKES when I first saw it. Not because there is anything wrong with it but because there are so many other books out at the moment with similar sounding titles that I was crying out for something different...

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Book Review: FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper

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Atmospheric, absorbing and packed full of suspense, FORCE OF NATURE is a worthy follow-up to THE DRY

Following the success of her debut novel THE DRY, Jane Harper returns with her second book in the Agent Aaron Falk series, FORCE OF NATURE.

Set in the rugged Australian outback, FORCE OF NATURE tells the story of five female work colleagues who reluctantly set out on a hike as part of a team building weekend...

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Book Review: ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

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Charming, funny and hugely moving, ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE is an absorbing debut by Gail Honeyman

Everyone is talking about ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and rightly so. Since its release in May 2017, Gail Honeyman’s debut novel has taken the world by storm and is soon to be made into a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.

ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE follows the day-to-day life of Eleanor Oliphant, a single, 30-something woman who leads a simple life...

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Book Review: THE LAST MRS PARRISH by Liv Constantine

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Thrilling, dark and incredibly clever, THE LAST MRS PARRISH is a story of greed, envy and psychological manipulation at its best

Never judge a book by its cover – or by its title. I’ll admit that when I first picked up THE LAST MRS PARRISH, the title put me off a little. But, as Liv Constantine’s book cleverly demonstrates, appearances can be deceiving.

THE LAST MRS PARRISH tells the story of Amber Patterson, a young woman in her 20s running from her sordid past...

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Book Review: THE LITTLE CAFE IN COPENHAGEN by Julie Caplin

The Little Café in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

Sweet, funny and heart-warming, THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN will make you want to hygge-fy your life

Like most of the UK, I’m a little obsessed with hygge at the moment. Anything that encourages me to drink tea, eat chocolate, light candles and cosy up by a roaring fire with a good book is an instant hit in my world which is why Julie Caplin’s new book instantly caught my eye.

THE LITTLE CAFÉ IN COPENHAGEN tells the story of London based publicist Kate Sinclair, who after missing out o...

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Maria Sharapova opens up about doping allegation in UNSTOPPABLE: MY LIFE SO FAR

UNSTOPPABLE: MY LIFE SO FAR is an honest and candid account of Maria Sharapova’s rise to tennis stardom

Whether you’re a fan of tennis or not, you’re likely to know the name Maria Sharapova. The Russian sports star is one of the most recognizable faces in tennis, winning five Grand Slams, as well as being one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world...

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