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Book Review: The Best of Crimes by K.C. Maher

I've found a gem of a book. But it's dark and disturbing and not for the faint-hearted. Find out exactly what I'm talking about in today's book review. Blurb The Best of Crimes* by K.C. Maher begins with Walter Mitchell walking into a suburban New York police station pleading guilty to the kidnapping of 13-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: The Best of Crimes by K.C. Maher

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Book Review: Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara

I've so excited to bring you another Japan-based book. I haven't read any since Made in Japan. This next book I'm bringing to you was worth the wait. Blurb Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara introduces us to Meryl, a Vietnam War widow. Meryl has never remarried following the death of her husband. She … Continue reading Book Review: Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara

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Book Review: The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle by Merryn Corcoran

Today I am heading back to my favourite destination in the world - Italy. Will it be as beautiful as I expect? Find out in my latest book review. Blurb The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle* by Merryn Corcoran is based in Tuscany, where the castle actually exists in real life. It is visited by Allergra, an … Continue reading Book Review: The Peacock Room at Sammezzano Castle by Merryn Corcoran

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Book Review: The Last Straw by Ed Duncan

It has been ages since I featured a mob-based book here. It is one of my favourite genres not only in books but in TV and films too. Let's get to the review and see how this book stands up against the many others I've read. BlurbThe drama of The Last Straw* by Ed Duncan … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Straw by Ed Duncan

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Book Review: Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

I have a wonderful YA book review here on Joyful Antidotes today. A wonderful coming-of-age story, albeit one with a heavy tinge of sadness. Let's crack on. Blurb Dyed Souls* by Gary Santorella is set in the 1980s and is told from the viewpoint of 13-year-old Charlie. Charlie is an intelligent but troubled teenage boy … Continue reading Book Review: Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

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Book Review: After the Funeral by Gillian Poucher

There is a real morbid side to me. I love stories about death and serial killers. When I was offered the chance to review a book called After the Funeral*, I jumped at the chance. There was just something creepy about the title. I wasn't disappointed. This book kept me on the edge. Blurb After … Continue reading Book Review: After the Funeral by Gillian Poucher

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Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

I've been waiting for this book review for such a long time. I had the pleasure a couple of years ago of attending the book launch of The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days. During that launch, Juliet Conlin mentioned her next book, which was to be set in Shanghai. I was lucky … Continue reading Book Review: The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin

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Book Review: I Wish I Didn’t Quit by Nathan Holder

We can all recall a time in our childhood when we had a dedicated hobby, whether it be a sport, dancing, an instrument, etc. Unfortunately, most of us can also recall giving up that hobby for one reason or another. If you are anything like me, you regret that decision. While I wouldn't want to … Continue reading Book Review: I Wish I Didn’t Quit by Nathan Holder

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Book Review: The Marriage of Gryphons by Chrys Cymri

I'm so excited to be back with Penny White again! Penny's Welsh wonderland is my new magical kingdom and I feel as comfortable there as I do at Hogwarts. If you aren't up to date with Penny, check out my previous reviews of the series here and here. Or just read on for my latest … Continue reading Book Review: The Marriage of Gryphons by Chrys Cymri

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Book Review: Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts

This book has been hiding (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) in my TBR for months. Today, I'm happy to finally get my review to you. Enjoy! Blurb Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts is a psychological thriller that brings Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown together. Previously living on either side of the Atlantic, Rebecca knows nothing … Continue reading Book Review: Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts