Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Other Child by Charlotte Link

Link, Charlotte – ‘The Other Child’ (translated by Stefan Tobler) Hardback: 416 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Orion ISBN: 1409123375 It is unusual to read a book set in England but written by a German author and translated into English. I … Continue reading

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A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez

A Dark Redemption By Stav Sherez Faber&Faber, 2012 Carrigan and Miller #1 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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White Heat by M J McGrath

White Heat by M J McGrath Mantle (Macmillan), 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Lifeblood by N J Cooper

Lifeblood by N J Cooper Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, 2010 Karen Taylor #2 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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The Mistake by Wendy James

The Mistake by Wendy James Penguin/Michael Joseph (Australia), 2012 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Broken Harbour by Tana French

Broken Harbour by Tana French Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Phantom by Jo Nesbo

Phantom by Jo Nesbo translated by Don Bartlett Harvill Secker, 2012 Harry Hole #9 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Defending Jacob by William Landay Orion, 2012. Newtown, Connecticut, is a showcase for post-suburban USA, combining a small-town rural atmosphere with cultural and social gentility. It is full of professionals who, when it comes to starting a family, have fled … Continue reading

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Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser

Nesser, Hakan – ‘Hour of the Wolf’ (translated by Laurie Thompson) Hardback: 256 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Mantle ISBN: 0230745741 The seventh (of ten) in this police-procedural series set in a fictional country not unlike Holland is a superb example … Continue reading

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Force of Nature by C J Box

Force of Nature by C. J. Box Corvus, 2012 Joe Pickett #12 Reviewed at Petrona, April 2012.

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