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Third in the Dan Forrester series, we're into classic thriller mode now with this series.
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...populated by more than enough sub-plots and intrigue to keep a reader on their toes.
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Australian readers will probably remember C.J. Carver as Caroline Carver - writer of a series of Australian set books years ago.
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This was without a doubt, one of the most intriguing books I've encountered this year and it reminded me, yet again, that Antti Tuomainen is a writer who deserves (and now has) a much higher position on the must read list.
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Another one of those quintessentially Scottish sounding audible books - perfect for listening to over an extended period of time.
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It's a mark of Robotham's skill that he's inserted THE SECRET SHE KEEPS into a crowded domestic noir scene, littered with unreliable narrators, dysfunctional families and tension because of poor judgements, and created an extremely readable, quite chilling, page turning entrant.
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3rd in the Discworld series - listened to during the year.
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2nd in the Discworld series - listened to during the year.
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Recommendations

This was without a doubt, one of the most intriguing books I've encountered this year and it reminded me, yet again, that Antti Tuomainen is a writer who deserves (and now has) a much higher position on the must read list.
It's a mark of Robotham's skill that he's inserted THE SECRET SHE KEEPS into a crowded domestic noir scene, littered with unreliable narrators, dysfunctional families and tension because of poor judgements, and created an extremely readable, quite chilling, page turning entrant.
These people are real, this situation is real and in THE LOST MAN Harper has created another astounding work that perfectly evokes a complicated, heart-breaking, all-too-believable family tragedy.
The author's bio mentions that S.D. Rowell is interested in the interplay between culture, morality and truth, explored in THE ECHO OF OTHERS. Can't disagree with any of that, THE ECHO OF OTHERS is an outstanding debut novel.
An excellent wartime thriller by Kate Atkinson.
The best thriller you've never heard of, does such a thing exist? Kolymsky Heights may just be that book.
Into everyone's life a Cass Tuplin should blunder, yoyo's in hand, sorting it out once and for all on her mind.
Find out where it all began for George Smiley.

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Started this over the weekend - new crime fiction after a long break from Stella Duffy.
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Leaping with confidence straight out of the gates, DEAD LEMONS has a cracking opening chapter that will stay with you for quite some time. You just can’t go past a man hanging over a cliff, hanging upside down in his wheelchair, thinking such dire and witty thoughts.
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A Legacy of Spies builds heavily on leCarré’s world and it would help to be familiar with all of the side stories and back stories of the characters, developed over the earlier Smiley books.
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Read this one last week. Obviously behind with the mentions!
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Diving into my New Zealand piles at the moment, this one became this weekend's reading for no particular reason.
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A new Pufferfish novel will always be a thing of joy - whiteboard lists or no whiteboard lists.
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Sometimes you just have to get ready.
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This over the weekend for a number of reasons.
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Bluebird Bluebird is top notch crime fiction.
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From my weekend's reading, this thriller, first in a series based around US SEAL and a threat to the US mainland.
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I will catch up with all these mini-reviews, mentions, the backlist from hell. I will....
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Jack Heath is well known for plenty of books for children and young adults but, clearly, some elements were missing. These included, among other things – violence, blood, drugs and serial killers. And so we get Hangman, which has lashings of all of these elements and is a cracking read full of well crafted twists and turns.
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As one American family enjoys their break at their Scottish holiday home, a terrible sickness is released when blood is spilt on ancient magical land.
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Author David Lagercrantz confidently continues his commissioned task of continuing the Millennium series, two novels in after the death of fellow Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
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Too Easy continues an absolutely terrific series that falls on the noirish side of comic farce. Full Review at:  Newtown Review of Books

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Nice combination of societies full of mildly potty types (pun intended) and a nicely dotty murder.
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Perhaps don't do what I'm doing and binge listen to these.
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Adam Roberts never does the same thing twice. While he has written novels with a crime element it is safe to say that The Real-Town Murders is something completely different again.
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Places in the Darkness is a great read, period and recommended for crime readers, scifi aficionados or just anyone who likes a good book.
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