January 2018

Differently Normal by Tammy Robinson

Reviewed by Ian Lipke “Sometimes it takes letting someone else in to discover who you really are.” That line from the author is the key to the wonderful story that unfolds within the covers of this book. It’s a simple enough yarn. A boy in his universe focused on his own problems. A girl in

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Robicheaux: You Know My Name by James Lee Burke

Reviewed by Rod McLary For aficionados of James Lee Burke’s writing – and I will disclose straightaway that I am one –  the title of his latest book is prescient.  The name Detective Dave Robicheaux of the Sheriff’s Department in New Iberia, Louisiana is well-known and needs no further introduction. The first book in the

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Hangman by Jack Heath

Reviewed by Rod McLary Jack Heath is the bestselling author of about twenty books for young adults and children.  His books have been short-listed for many awards.  However, with his new novel Hangman, he has made a giant leap into another genre – dark and perverse crime novels. In Timothy Blake – the young protagonist

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THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS by Michael Robotham

Reviewed by Angela Marie “Take care…the value of a secret depends upon whom you’re trying to keep it from. You may think it’s worth a lot. I may think it’s worthless. Someone always has to pay.” In Michael Robotham’s latest cliffhanger, the key title word, “secrets”, conjures an immediacy of need to know. Is the

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The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft

Reviewed by Antonella Townsend Elle Croft’s debut novel, The Guilty Wife, is (cliché alert) a page-turner with a mind-bending plot.   No time to stop for coffee, solving the mystery of who killed Calum Bradley becomes paramount.  Easy to dismiss the obvious ‘red herring’, really it could only be …  but then it wasn’t.   Then maybe

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Roger Rogerson by Duncan McNab

Reviewed by E.B. Heath Roger Rogerson once described as: a talented and capable detective, a natural leader and communicator, good father, helpful neighbour, mesmerizingly charming, and an all round good bloke.  Duncan McNab’s latest book, Roger Rogerson, presents Rogerson as an ego driven, corrupt and greedy detective, a murderer – an all round evil man.

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