Nighthawking by Russ Thomas

Nighthawking is a brilliantly complex crime thriller, packed with twists, powerful visual imagery, and an invigoratingly diverse urban authenticity.  The plot and structure make for a compelling, don’t-look-away-now novel, and as for the cliffhanger … well!

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Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

With influences including Stephen King, Daphne Du Maurier, Ruth Ware, and Alexandre Dumas, I was really looking forward to reading this debut novel.  *shivers*  Mirrorland is all goosebumps, sharp edges, gothic disquietude, and a refusal by the author to allow her readers to get comfortable … 

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Dangerous Women by Hope Adams

Anybody who’s read my other book reviews will know I’m a sucker for a historical fiction novel with a very strong, clear basis in real life events, so when I won a copy of Dangerous Women I was over the moon.  The promise of a fact-based novel over-laid with an entirely fictional whodunnit murder mystery enticed me.

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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Daughters Of Night has to be one of the most talked-about new releases of 2021, and it’s certainly one of my most excitedly anticipated books. Reading this highly acclaimed novel is an experience I’m going to savour. In this short feature I try to do justice to exactly why I’m looking forward to this so much.

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