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Target by Simon Kernick is a Crime Novel With a Kick

The Story of Target by Simon Kernick Who would have thought a few drinks with your best friend’s ex could lead to such devastating consequences? Rob Fallon, bumps into Jenny Brakspear on a night out in London and after a night of catching up they end up back at her…

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Review: Buried by Lynda La Plante

In the aftermath of a fire breaking out at a remote house near Aylesbury, a badly burned and blackened body is found.  However, it is definitely not the previous owner of the place as she has unfortunately just passed away. Perhaps it was a vagrant trying to stay warm and…

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Dark Corners by Darren O'Sullivan, a full review via @tbookjunkie

Review: Dark Corners by Darren O’Sullivan

It’s the summer of 1998 and seven friends have just finished their final exams. School is over and now all they have in front of them is warm, relaxing days before college starts in September. Coming from a small mining village in The Midlands just outside Nottingham, Neve and her…

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The Harlech Beach Killings by Simon Mccleave, a full review via @tbookjunkie

Review: The Harlech Beach Killings by Simon McCleave

Set in the Fictional town of Llancastell, on the Eastern edges of Snowdonia in North Wales, Harlech Beach and its surrounding area definitely see its fair share of criminal activity. From the opening pages, this is a novel that touches on extremely difficult topics including storylines of physical and mental…

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The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo is a Japanese crime novel written back in 1948.

Review: The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo

The Honjin Murders was awarded the first Mystery Writers of Japan Award back in 1948 but for the very first time in 2020, this novel has been translated into English. Set during the winter of 1937, we are transported back in time, to the village of Okamura and the upcoming…

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Truth Hurts by Rebecca Reid

Review: Truth Hurts by Rebecca Reid

Who is Poppy and why is she allowing her house to be demolished? Within the opening pages, you get the sense that something sinister has taken place inside. Something so bad that Poppy is prepared to see her home turned into rubble to forget. Forget what though we don’t know….

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Book recommendations for February 2020 from Alison Barrow Transworld Books

Books of the Month: February 2020

February sees no less than 200 books being published some of which are highly publicised while others very few have heard of. This month alone Stacey Halls’ second book, The Foundling is published alongside The Sister’s Grimm by Menna van Praag, Saving Missy by Beth Morrey and Djinn Patrol on…

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