Control: a sexually charged medical thriller

When I was approached to review new medical thriller Control, I jumped at the chance. Especially as the plot involves a doctor being involved in some sort of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Yes you read that right…

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The Sleepwalker; Manchester noir at its best

Portraying the seedy underbelly of Manchester with shocking realism, The Sleepwalker is the third book in the bestselling Detective Aidan Waits crime series. Another compelling read by Joseph Knox, one of our best contemporary crime…

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Welcome to the Heady Heights; authentic, comic and dark

I finished this book a few days ago and I’ve not stopped thinking about it since. Yes, Welcome to the Heady Heights is seedy, unsettling and shocking, but it is also funny and authentic. At…

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Beton Rouge; a dark thriller full of wit & sarcasm

You’ll know that if you’re a regular reader of my blog that I love crime fiction, especially noir. As well as the unraveling of a good plot, I love the moral ambiguity and seediness of…

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Evil Things; a new Nordic thriller

As a reader that loves Nordic noir and historic fiction, I was so excited to read Evil Things by Katja Ivar. I wasn’t disappointed. The added tension for gender equality that runs deep throughout this…

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