Archive | December 2018

She Was The Quiet One by Michele Campbell

Utterly Brilliant

She Was The Quiet One by Michele Campbell is the most marvellous nail biting contemporary psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The novel opens in the present and then reverts to the past before moving forwards, whilst being peppered with police interviews. The reader ‘knows’ what has happened but not to whom or why. As the action continues, the reader tries to piece together the clues. I came up with a theory – wrong again! See if you can guess the motive for the action.

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The Fifth To Die by J.D. Barker

Heart Stopping Stuff

The Fifth To Die by J.D. Barker is a contemporary psychological murder thriller that will have your heart racing as you speed through the action. It is the sequel to The Fourth Monkey and the second book in the Detective Porter series. I had not read the first book but the gaps in my knowledge were filled in as I read.

With a modern day Houdini committing crimes and the body count rising, the detectives and the reader seemed powerless. We, along with the police, knew the identity of one of the perpetrators as it was apparently revealed in book one, but seemed to be always one step behind.

The action came thick and fast. At times I found it hard to follow but I think that was because I had not read book one… oh how I wish I had now! I did keep up and was glued and guessing to the very end as the plot thickened.

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Be Biblical Wisdom For Children by L.A James

Beauty For All

Be: Biblical Wisdom For Children by L.A. James is a beautiful book that would sit proudly on any bookshelf. The book is designed to impart Godly wisdom into our children and grandchildren but I believe that we should all have a copy of this book in our lives.

Be reminds us all of God’s promises to us. Sometimes in our busy lives, we forget that God walks alongside us, helping us through life’s journey.

The book also reminds us to praise God in all circumstances because He is worthy of our praise.

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Murder In The Caribbean by Robert Thorogood

Light-Hearted Murder Mystery

Murder In The Caribbean by Robert Thorogood is a marvellous, light hearted, gripping, contemporary murder mystery. It is the fourth book in the Death In Paradise series but can be read as a stand-alone.

I have watched many episodes of the BBC’s Death In Paradise series with Ben Miller but had never read any of the books before. Oh how I have been missing out. The book had the same atmosphere as the series – a camaraderie between the lead characters which sees them bouncing dialogue backwards and forwards. There is a lightness of spirit in spite of it being a murder mystery. And then there is the warm, easy going nature of the Caribbean which contrasts with the stiff upper lip of the English detective.

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