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Just Read… Fighting Monsters, By Rebecca Bradley

24 hours after he walked away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered. In his possession; the name of a protected witness from his trial.  For DI Hannah Robbins, it’s a race … Continue reading

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Just Read… This is How it Ends, by Eva Dolan

This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Deaths of December, by Susi Holliday

Okay, it’s February, not December, but don’t let that put you off. It looks like a regular advent calendar. Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors . . . and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one. The police … Continue reading

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Just Read… Roam, By Erik Therme

Woah, I am so behind with reviews, so it’s catch-up time. First up is Roam, by Erik Therme: Three strangers, each searching for something out of reach. Sarah Cate, celebrating her 21st birthday, is pushed over the edge after car … Continue reading

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Just Read… A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee

Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But … Continue reading

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Just Read… The Escape by CL Taylor

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t. The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two-year-old daughter Elise. What begins … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – “Opportunity”

And here it was; my last day. Soon there’d be no more arranging apples into uniform perfection, nor picking cauliflower leaves from the machine polished floor.  No more putting up with Andy, who seems to think managing a few rows … 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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Two top tactics for plotting and editing

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Whether you’re writing something brand new or breathing life back into a manuscript you’ve found languishing in a drawer, getting started can be tough. Keeping track of your story line and getting balance right…

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Plotting with dialogue

Originally posted on Take Five Authors:
The closest I usually get to plotting is a few scribbled notes on odd bits of paper. And usually this starts when the book is half done. Whenever a few writers get together, at…

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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… Redemption Road by John Hart

Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in … Continue reading

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