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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The Blame; a dark murder mystery

If you enjoy slow burning thrillers, you may fancy reading The Blame, the new novel from Kerry Wilkinson. Only published on 16th February 2021, this is a read that interweaves the legacy of childhood friendships…

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The Wife Upstairs; a chilling retelling of Jane Eyre

I’ve always loved Jane Eyre and love Wide Sargasso Sea too. So when I was offered to the opportunity to read and review The Wife Upstairs, a modern interpretation of the classic story which is…

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The Shadow Bird; an emotive, twisting thriller

I enjoyed The Shadow Bird – in fact I really enjoyed The Shadow Bird. This is such a seductive thriller that got right under my skin. It’s full of subtle details so I did have…

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To Dare; simmering suspense

To Dare is a clever psychological tapestry that I couldn’t quite piece together right until the very end. Hence this brooding domestic fiction intrigued me more and more as the story developed and the unease…

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