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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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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Deity; a sinister thriller seeped in folklore

With his new chilling novel Deity, Matt Wesolowski continues to skilfully stake his place in the crime fiction genre. Weaving his compelling trademark of mythical folklore with his unique podcast style (which I love) alongside…

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The Shape of Darkness; a gothic bone chiller

Wow! This is a book that I’ve not been able to get out of my head since I finished it. If you love a gripping ghost story, you need to read The Shape of Darkness.…

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