Big Sky (Jackson Brodie #5) by Kate Atkinson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316523097
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 25th, 2019

After nine years, Atkinson has brought us the next chapter of Jackson Brodie’s life. We find him a little older, maybe wiser, and now living in a quiet seaside village, occasionally visited by his teenage son. In his role as a private investigator, Brodie has been working more predictable jobs, like his current unfaithful husband, suspicious wife surveillance case, until a chance encounter with a suicidal man, throws him back into a high level investigation along side ex-colleagues from the police force. We enter the sinister world of organized crime, and a roller coaster of intrigue and violence begins. If, like many of us, you’ve been waiting for a new Jackson Brodie novel, this will not disappoint! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty

Foe: A Novel by Iain Reid - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501127441
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 2nd, 2019

An eerie tale of a physically and emotionally isolated couple, their off-kilter visitor, and a troubling proposition. The couple's relationship starts to fray, doubt and mistrust seep in, and the visitor becomes increasingly familiar and sinister. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare

Mysteries Make Great Beach Reads

So imagine you are reclining in your lounger being shaded by a palm tree with the white sand, blue sky, turquoise ocean, a vista stretching out in front of you. In one hand you have a Mai Tai with one of those paper umbrellas in it. What could possibly be missing from the other? Well, a fast paced novel with murder and intrigue of course! 

The Devil Aspect: A Novel by Craig Russell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385544368
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Published: Doubleday - March 5th, 2019

The year is 1935. In a Medieval castle in the mountains of Czechoslovakia, six of the country's most vicious killers are held in an asylum for the criminally insane. Psychiatrist Viktor Kosarek is eager to begin treatment on these inmates, in the hopes of someday finding a cure for their madness. In nearby Prague, a series of brutal Jack the Ripper like slayings have the city on edge. As clues are uncovered, the answer appears to lead to the asylum and its depraved inmates. This tale will keep you up at night, turning pages and triple checking the locks on your doors. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner

The Suspect by Fiona Barton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101990513
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Published: Berkley - January 22nd, 2019

If your child is traveling on a gap year, you may want to hold off on reading this one. Truly, the narrative reads like a horrifying story ripped from the international news headlines. Kate's teenage son has been traveling in Thailand for months on end and contacts her only intermittently. When two other British teens disappear, Kate jumps at the chance to follow the story and maybe catch a glimpse of her distant son. She gets far more than she bargained for as she is drawn in to the developing story on a chilling personal level. This book will leave the reader pondering the uncomfortable question of how far they might be prepared to go to protect their loved ones. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle

The Nanny: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062875556
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Published: William Morrow - September 10th, 2019

What if you couldn't trust your own mother? Jocelyn has spent her entire life consumed with disdain and distrust for the woman who sent away her beloved nanny when she was a child. When a body turns up in the lake on their property, she can't help but think the worst of her mother. Soon, though, all she believes she knows and suspects is put into question as her world is turned upside down by a series of fabulous twists too enticing to spoil. A wonderful thriller which examines the trustworthiness of memory and how much we really know about those who share the intimate moments of our lives. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle


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