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Reviews – My Name is Lucy Barton & Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout - 2016 / 2017 Penguin Random House Unfortunately I read these back to front, so Anything is Possible then sometime later My Name is Lucy Barton.  Generally I really like Elizabeth Strout's writing, it is beautiful and frank, allowing the reader to feel they are listening to a conversation at times, with all its… Continue reading Reviews – My Name is Lucy Barton & Anything is Possible

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Review – The Book of Mirrors

E.O. Chirovici 2017 Penguin Random House From the front cover - 'Intelligent and sophisticated...Highly recommended.'  Lee Child From the back cover - Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Wieder is brutally murdered. New York, twenty five years later: literary agent Peter Katz receives a manuscript.  Or is it a confession? Richard Flynn, a student at Princeton… Continue reading Review – The Book of Mirrors

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The Power – Naomi Alderman

Penguin books 2017 The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction winner - The Power; what an interesting and thought provoking book. Due to an unexplained aberration, teenage girls develop the power to produce electricity through their fingertips, electric shocks can be delivered which can cause pain or death.  Girls can pass on this power to some adult women but… Continue reading The Power – Naomi Alderman

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Review – Camille

Quercus Books 2015 The final instalment of this crime trilogy following investigations of the Brigade Criminelle (equivalent to Homicide / serious crime squad) and specifically Commandant Camille Verhoeven.  Another gripping crime story, like it's prequels this one does not disappoint. As the title suggests, this concluding book centres on Camille when an armed robbery leaves… Continue reading Review – Camille

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Review – Alex

Pierre Lemaitre - Quercus Books 2011 Several years have passed since the Criminal Mastermind known as the Novelist showcased his murder spree, damaging Camille Verhoeven in the process in the first book of this trilogy, Irene.  Camille, irreparably damaged but working nonetheless, reluctantly takes on his first kidnapping since Irene in this outstanding crime story. ...Alex Prevost -… Continue reading Review – Alex