Hera; a powerful and poignant literary retelling

Can you believe it – I’ve never read any Greek mythology until now? One of my close friends who devours Greek mythology has been telling me for ages that I’ll love this genre. So as…

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Hotel Arcadia; a unique, thought-provoking thriller

Hotel Arcadia is a very different, unique thriller. It depicts a brutal and bloody terrorist siege set in a luxury hotel. Yet the protagonists – two survivors trapped in the hotel, never personally encounter the…

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The London Bookshop Affair; a stunning Cold War novel

Wow! What an all-consuming novel The London Bookshop Affair is. I can’t stop thinking about the world of espionage inspired by true historical figures and events that bestselling author Louise Fein has created. This is…

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Point Zero; a Japanese crime classic

Published in English for the first time 65 years after its initial publication, Japanese crime thriller Point Zero really fascinated me. Tense and compelling, it slowly but surely lured me in. Initially it took me…

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Moscow X; contemporary thrilling spy fiction

I love a good spy thriller, especially one that really makes me think. Moscow X, written by David McCloskey is a brilliant slow burner full of raw tension as it depicts the world of espionage…

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