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Just Read… Born Bad, by Marnie Riches

The battle is on… When gang leader Paddy O’Brien is stabbed in his brother’s famous nightclub, Manchester’s criminal underworld is shaken to the core. Tensions are running high, and as the body count begins to grow, the O’Brien family must … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Boy Who Saw, by Simon Toyne

Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. Finishing what was begun’ These are the words written in blood beside the body of an elderly tailor who has been tortured and murdered in … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Lies Within, by Jane Isaac

Be under no illusions by her kind face and eloquent manner… This woman is guilty of murder. Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter’s body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation … Continue reading

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Just Read… Quieter Than Killing, by Sarah Hilary

It’s winter, the nights are dark and freezing, and a series of seemingly random assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out onto streets of London. When Marnie’s family home is ransacked, there are signs that the … Continue reading

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Just Read… Then She Was Gone, by Luca Veste

Tim Johnson took his baby daughter out for a walk and she never made it home. Johnson claims he was assaulted and the girl was snatched. The police see a different crime, with Johnson their only suspect. A year later, … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Damselfly by SJI Holliday

An unsolved murder. A community turned against each other. A killer close to home… Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She’s bright and funny, she has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of … Continue reading

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Just Read… Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough

Don’t Trust This Book Don’t Trust These People Don’t Trust Yourself And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending… Louise Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. … Continue reading

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Just Read… Watch Her Disappear, by Eva Dolan

YOU CAN RUN FROM YOUR PAST. BUT YOU CAN’T RUN FROM MURDER. The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners. With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are … Continue reading

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Just Read… Beneath the Ashes, by Jane Isaac

When I say ‘just’, I mean last month. So technically last year. So technically this is me catching up on book reviews. Anyhoo… This is Jane Isaac’s second DI Will Jackman crime thriller. Here’s the book blurb: The floor felt … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Defence & The Plea, by Steve Cavanagh

Yes, that’s two books. The Defence is Steve Cavanagh’s debut legal thriller. The Plea is, well, his next one. I normally read and review books singly, but I’ve been quite busy with life, so am a bit behind and decided to review both … Continue reading

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Just Read.. Willow Walk, by SJI Holliday

Again, maybe not ‘just’… When the past catches up, do you run and hide or stand and fight? When a woman is brutally attacked on a lonely country road by an escaped inmate from a nearby psychiatric hospital, Sergeant Davie … Continue reading

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Just read… Made to be Broken, by Rebecca Bradley

Well, not ‘just’. Two months ago, maybe? I’m a little behind. In fact, I didn’t actually read it at all. I listened on audiobook! Anyhoo… A rising death toll. A city in panic. A young mother is found dead in … Continue reading

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Just read… The Devil’s Work, by Mark Edwards

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake. What is … Continue reading

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Just read… Behind Closed Doors, by Elizabeth Haynes

‘Just read’ is factually incorrect, as I’m behind with my book reviews. Really behind! But, in keeping with the book review blog post titles I use, I’ll stick with it. Well, I use the same when I actually listen to … Continue reading

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Just read… Solomon Creed by Simon Toyne

Once again, despite having a pristine signed hardback in the bookcase, I didn’t actually read this. I listened to the audiobook, excellently narrated by Joseph Balderrama. It’s probably a good job, too, otherwise I would never have known how to … Continue reading

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