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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer It’s a while since I read a truly spooky sci-fi thriller but Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation definitely hits the spot. The first in the Southern Reach trilogy – be aware that you will have to get the … Continue reading

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Rawblood by Catriona Ward

Walpole, Poe, Shelley and Stoker would be springing out their graves in true Gothic fashion to read this new novel. It is Gothic Horror for the 21st century and superbly done, especially for a first novel. If Ms Ward wishes … Continue reading

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After The Silence by Jake Woodhouse

Woodhouse bases his debut crime novel mainly in Amsterdam and seems to manage to encompass all of the most grisly criminal acts you can imagine. The story progresses through murder, arson, kidnapping, child abuse and a few others along the … Continue reading

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“I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes

 ‘I Am Pilgrim’ by Terry Hayes Wow! It’s not often I open a book review like that but this book deserves it and the hype it’s had up to its release. This is a truly magnificent debut effort, both in … Continue reading

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The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes Review!!! #bookshelfelf

The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes Review by #BookShelfElf This is such a promising first novel for this young writer. The overall subject is interesting and involving, the underlying theme of Greek tragedies intelligent and absorbing. I only feel it … Continue reading

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‘Zoo Station’ by David Downing

Set in 1930s, this historical espionage thriller provides a fascinating insight into the precarious world of an English journalist living and working in Nazi Germany. John Russell needs to balance the political requirements of the Third Reich against his own … Continue reading

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‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making’ by Catherynne M. Valente.

All is not well in Fairyland. Fairies are thin on the ground, flying creatures have their wings chained, Goodbye the witch has had her spoon stolen, and Marid are kept in tiny cages. Fear ingrains all those whom September meets … Continue reading

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Fisher of Men by Pam Rhodes-Review

A funny and heart warming tale of a young curate in his first parish told in the best traditions of British comic writing. Neil Fisher, a young and shy man is also a man with faith who has chosen the … Continue reading

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Review – Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver

A fascinating and intriguing thriller which grips the reader right from the start. The story centres on the disappearance of an entire family, which has never been explained. A damaged journalist and an equally damaged ex-detective become embroiled in this … Continue reading

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River of No Return by Bee Ridgway – Review

 What an enthralling, original and addictive read! This book has been compared to ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ and ‘The Night Circus’, if either of these are half as good as ‘The River of No Return’ they will be next on … Continue reading

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