Book Review: Evo by Diane May

I’m excited to bring you today’s book review. It is one of those books I would have originally passed on if the author hadn’t contacted me. Now, I’m here to make sure you don’t pass it on. Blurb The premise for Evo by Diane May starts twenty years earlier in the United States when CIA […]

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Book Review: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

There is only one way to start this book review: The Glorious Heresies* is absolutely epic. Blurb The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney is set in Cork City, Ireland in what seems to be a few years after the recession. It begins with Maureen who kills an intruder in her home and has to ask […]

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Book Review: The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven

The Puppet Show Book Cover

Today, I’m back to my favourite genre – thriller. Believe me when I say you are going to love this one. Blurb The Puppet Show* by M.W. Craven introduces us to The Immolation Man, a serial killer burning his victims alive in Cumbria. When disgraced detective Washington Poe’s name is found carved into the chest […]

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Book Review: The Fixer: The Naked Man by Jill Amy Rosenblatt

Hello! I was really prepared over Christmas and the New Year so this is actually the first review I am writing in 2019. It was also the last book I finished in 2018. Luckily, it was a great book that gained these accolades. The Fixer: The Naked Man* by Jill Amy Rosenblatt introduces us to […]

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Book Review: The Bleecker Street Bodies by Aaron Gallagher

In my last post, I tried to bring you a bit of magic. Back to doom and gloom today but oh what a wonderful book this is. The Bleecker Street Bodies by Aaron Gallagher introduces us to Harry DeMarko, a former New York City police officer and now-private investigator who is asked by a friend […]

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Book Review: The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

My last post was a mix of drama and romance. This next post is pure drama. Your kind of thing? Read on. The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman is set in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police […]

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Book Review: The Savage Shore by David Hewson

Today we are jetting off to my favourite place in the world – Italy! However, something sinister seems to be going down… The Savage Shore* by David Hewson brings back Detective Nic Costa as he’s sent undercover to infiltrate the mob in Italy’s beautiful, remote Calabrian coast. His job is to bring in the head […]

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Book Review: Overkill by Vanda Symon

Police dramas are kind of my thing at the moment. That’s not to say all of them have been great though. However, I did find some new treasures like The Dead on Leave. Today I bring you another police series where I’m already lusting after the next installment. Overkill* by Vanda Symon brings us Sam Shephard, a […]

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Book Review: Implant by Ray Clark

If you love a good police drama with plenty of violence and even more suspense, I have the book for you. Implant* by Ray Clark is set in Bramfield, a small town near Leeds where not a lot happens. That is until Detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly discover the naked corpse of Alex Wilson, […]

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Book Review: Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary

Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary

I hate to pick favourites but crime/thriller books may possibly be just that (don’t tell the others!) Yes, there has been a distinct lack of the genre on Joyful Antidotes recently. I’m about to change that now and, believe me, it was worth the wait. Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary centres on dangerous […]

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