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Telling Tales, by Ann Cleeves

Telling Tales Pan, 2005 The second novel to feature Inspector Vera Stanhope is an involving mystery set in the fictional coastal village of Elvert in East Yorkshire. Emma and James are a young married couple with a new baby, who … Continue reading

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Play Dead, by Harlan Coben

Play Dead I probably should not review this novel. It’s an early book by the now-bestselling Harlan Coben which was published in the USA 20 years ago but never made it to the UK until now.  In his preface to … Continue reading

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My Soul to Take, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

  My Soul to Take   Translated by Bernard Scudder and Anna Yates. MY SOUL TO TAKE, the second in the Thora Gudmunsdottir series, is a superbly plotted, Agatha Christie-style novel set mainly in a health-spa hotel on the Snaefellsnes … Continue reading

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The Pull of the Moon, by Diane Janes

  The Pull of The Moon   Several books have been published fairly recently that address Barbara Vine-like themes of young people living in an isolated house over a summer, culminating in tragedy. Examples include HALF-BROKEN THINGS by Morag Joss, THE LIKENESS by Tana … Continue reading

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