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Book Review: Rage and Retribution by Lorraine Mace

Rage and retribution: two great elements to a crime book. This book incorporates them so well that the author aptly chose the title as Rage and Retribution. Goodreads Blurb Rage and Retribution by Lorraine Mace Can two wrongs ever make a right? A man is found by the side of a canal, comatose and brutally … Continue reading Book Review: Rage and Retribution by Lorraine Mace

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Book Review: Traumata by Douglas Renwick

*Trigger Warning* This book deals with PTSD. Goodreads Blurb Traumata by Douglas Renwick In Khuh Tabar, high up in foothills of the Hindu Kush, a young Englishwoman watches her loved-ones die. In 2020, she returns to England, bereaved and broken. When she discovers the identity of the man who murdered them, her grief turns to … Continue reading Book Review: Traumata by Douglas Renwick

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Book Review: Hands Up by Stephen Clark

I'm gonna say it. I can't help it. This is my best book of 2020 so far. Goodreads Blurb Hands Up by Stephen Clark Officer Ryan Quinn, a rookie raised in a family of cops, is on the fast track to detective until he shoots an unarmed black male. Now, with his career, reputation and … Continue reading Book Review: Hands Up by Stephen Clark

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Book Review: Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny

After a couple of different books opening 2020 for Joyful Antidotes, I'm back to what I love the most: crime and thriller. Goodrads Blurb Hunter's Blood by Val Penny DI Hunter Wilson never has just one problem to solve. Three elderly women he knows have died in mysterious circumstances. Hunter appears to be the only … Continue reading Book Review: Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny

Book Review: The Fourth Victim by John Mead

I'm back to what I love the most. Books about murderers. Feel the same? Then jump right in! Blurb The Fourth Victim* by John Mead tries to solve the cases of young girls who have been targeted and killed in the green spaces of Whitechapel. It is up to Detective Sergeant Julie Lukula and Inspector … Continue reading Book Review: The Fourth Victim by John Mead

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Book Review: The Scribe by A.A. Chaudhuri

I know there a lot of you who read this blog who are big fans of dark crime stories. Today you are in for a treat. It's hard to get as dark as The Scribe. Blurb The Scribe* by A.A. Chaudhuri tells the story of a sadistic serial killer targeting former students of The Bloomsbury … Continue reading Book Review: The Scribe by A.A. Chaudhuri

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Book Review: 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 … Continue reading Book Review: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

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

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 … Continue reading Book Review: The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven

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 … Continue reading Book Review: The Fixer: The Naked Man by Jill Amy Rosenblatt