The Girl from Jonestown; authentic, compassionate, horrifying

The Girl from Jonestown is a haunting story portraying how power can turn charisma to rot. It is based on true events that horrified the world in 1978. Although the main characters in the novel…

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Little Drummer; exploring the dark world of international corruption

Norwegian author Kjell Ola Dahl is known as the Godfather of Nordic Noir. As I love the dark, tense, atmospheric plots of this genre, I jumped at the chance to read Little Drummer, the latest…

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The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill; a truly twisted murder mystery

Wow! To say I loved The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill is an understatement. I was completely gripped by this quirky, twisted thriller. Full of pathos, dark humour with an unguessable plot, C.S. Robertson’s new…

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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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