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#amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Master, Liar, Traitor, Friend, Christoffer Carlsson

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This was a brilliant reading experience, and a history lesson into the bargain. Intricate but fascinating.

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Charles Levin, Detective Leo Junker’s mentor — and the same man who betrayed Leo — is dead.

Now Leo must find out why. He must follow the thread of the dead man’s own tragedies, which will lead inexorably to the betrayal of Charles Levin’s soul — and the soul of his nation.

#amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Remember Me This Way, Sabine Durrant

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Another that's been lingering on the reading piles way too long.

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Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way.

A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place.

As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again.

#amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Win, Lose or Draw, Peter Corris

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Bittersweet experience reading this - the last Cliff Hardy novel.

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A missing teenager, drugs, yachts, the sex trade and a cold trail that leads from Sydney to Norfolk Island, Byron Bay and Coolangatta. Can Cliff Hardy find out what's really going on?

Will one man's loss be Hardy's gain?

'I'd read about it in the papers, heard the radio reports and seen the TV coverage and then forgotten about it, the way you do with news stories.'

#amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - You, Caroline Kepnes

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This one came highly recommended so I've been trying to shuffle it up the list for a while now.

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When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

#amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Tattletale, Sarah J. Naughton

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Have been hiding out from computers, reading a lot and catching up on a lot of nothing in the lead up to returning to work tomorrow. So a catchup on the reading list before then.

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Robert Goodman's Top Five Crime 2016

Robert Goodman shared his Top Five Crime novels of 2016 late last year at http://pilebythebed.com/index.php/2016/top-five-crime-2016/

There was lots of great crime this year. These are five of my favourites:

#amreading More Bitter than Death, Camilla Grebe and Åsa Träff

This is a series that has been on my radar for a while, and of course, I've been slow in getting to it and I'm starting with Book 2.

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Sometimes reliving the past revives old demons . . .

In a Stockholm apartment, five-year-old Tilde watches from under the kitchen table as her mother is brutally kicked to death.

Meanwhile, in another part of town, psychotherapist Siri Bergman and her colleague Aina meet their new patients - a group of women, all of whom are victims of domestic violence.

#amreading Saigon Dark, Elka Ray

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Lot of sitting around waiting recently - so an ebook, and something set in Asia for a change.

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Good and bad. Life and death. Some choices aren't black and white

A grief-stricken young mother switches her dead baby for an abused child, then spends the next decade living a lie. She remarries and starts to feel safe when she gets a note: 'I know what you did'. Can she save her family from her dark secret?