The Family; a unique mob story

I love a good mafia mob story; I find them so tense and enthralling. So when I was approached to review The Family, a story of the Italian mafia from a female point of view,…

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Blackout; a true sinister thriller

This crime thriller, set in Nazi Germany, is by far one of the best I have ever read. It’s been almost a week since I finished Blackout by Simon Scarrow and I can’t stop thinking…

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After The Rising & Before The Fall; a powerful saga

My recent holiday read is two books in one, the centenary edition of After The Rising & Before The Fall, the first two books in a captivating Irish trilogy by Orna Ross. Full of intriguing…

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The Khan; subverting the organisational crime novel

Although I hate violence and am really squeamish, I’ve always loved organised crime dramatisations such as The Sopranos, The Godfather, Peaky Blinders etc. They fascinate me. Yet these are stories where men take the lead…

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Smoke Screen; Nordic noir at its best

Looking for a bold, fast paced read with a damn good twisting plot? Then look no further… Smoke Screen, the latest novel in the Nordic noir Blix & Ramm crime series is published today and…

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