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Old 03-02-2018, 15:56   #1021
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Finished the new Sarah Pinborough novel 'Cross Her Heart. Thought it was excellent with the same writing technique employed in 'Behind Her Eyes. More of a traditional thriller this time round than the slight genre cheat of the previous novel.

Also finished The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor which I thoroughly enjoyed. I did have a few niggles but nothing book ruining.

(I had a quick Q&A with C. J. Tudor on my blog if you fancy checking it out C. J. Tudor Interview

Just started The Listener by Robert McCammon...never read anything by this author before. Wow, what a wonderfully eloquent and cinematic writing style! I'm only 5 chapters in but this shaping up very nicely.
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Missed a couple of months, but last month's book club book was The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. It was a very average book, interesting premise but let down by a very obvious Young Adult slant to the writing (the author has previous written YA stuff), and a pointless "romance" dropped in for no apparent reason. The book clubbers scored it 6/10 from what I remember.

This month's book club today is for Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I'm expecting this this to score similarly averagely. Again it's a nice premise but it reads too much like he was thinking about how it would film. A fairly disappointing end in my mind too.

Next month's book is going to be The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold.
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Old 05-02-2018, 21:10   #1023
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The Defence: Eddie Flynn Book 1

Best book I have read in a while. Will definitely be reading the other books in the series.

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Nail-biting tension and exhilarating action in this brilliant legal thriller that fans of John Grisham and Lee Child will love.
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Old 08-02-2018, 15:27   #1024
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Hellraiser: The Toll

I review the latest entry into the Hellraiser series.
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Old 08-02-2018, 15:36   #1025
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The Defence: Eddie Flynn Book 1

Best book I have read in a while. Will definitely be reading the other books in the series.
Totally agree & the next in the series was equally as entertaining.

The third however, was a little more restrained & not quite up to the first two but still highly readable...
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Old 12-02-2018, 15:24   #1026
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The Defence: Eddie Flynn Book 1

Best book I have read in a while. Will definitely be reading the other books in the series.

Thanks for the tip. Off on holiday on Friday and wanted a good book to take with me. Have OD’d on the Lee Child’s Jack Reacher stuff this winter so this will make a change.
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Old 12-02-2018, 19:02   #1027
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Just read the last two John Grisham books, Rooster Bar and Camino Island. He has churned out two within a few months of each other and it really showed. Neither was really up to much, CI never really went anywhere at all. RB had the start of a couple of good ideas, but seemed to want to half arse them into one book.

I much preferred the 700 page books with some depth.
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Old 13-02-2018, 17:05   #1028
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Just read the last two John Grisham books, Rooster Bar and Camino Island. He has churned out two within a few months of each other and it really showed. Neither was really up to much, CI never really went anywhere at all. RB had the start of a couple of good ideas, but seemed to want to half arse them into one book.

I much preferred the 700 page books with some depth.
Thanks, they were on my holiday list too (depending on what is available in airport)...will leave those 2 alone for now and wait until they are dirt cheap on Amazon or EBay
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Old 16-02-2018, 12:17   #1029
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The Defence: Eddie Flynn Book 1

Best book I have read in a while. Will definitely be reading the other books in the series.
Just spotted "The Liar" (book three in the series) is currently available for Ł2 (or 3 for Ł5) in The Works stores...
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Old 16-02-2018, 20:45   #1030
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Read the next two Eddie Flynn books, really enjoyed both of them, on to the fourth


The Plea: Eddie Flynn Book 2

The Liar: Eddie Flynn Book 3
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Old 20-02-2018, 20:03   #1031
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I recently finished the latest book from Robert McCammon. My review is here
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Old 22-02-2018, 22:50   #1032
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Thirteen: The serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury

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HE'S ON THE JURY...
Finished this one - what a great series of four books, highly recommended


Brick: an action-packed crime thriller (DI Braddick Book 1)

Excellent book, enjoyed it all the way through, and still free at the moment


The Cross: An Eddie Flynn Novella

Enjoyed this one, only a novella though so 1/2 the pages of one of his other novels

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Old 07-03-2018, 20:25   #1033
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Keep You Near (DS Marnie Hammond Book 1)

Really enjoyed this one, well written crime thriller

Cut The Threads: A Serial Killer Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked (DS Marnie Hammond Book 2)

Just as good as the first one

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Old 13-03-2018, 19:20   #1034
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Just finished Walking Alone, a new collection of shorts by Bentley Little. It was the first I've read by Little, and won't be the last.

Currently half way through The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen. I'm enjoying it but it's a real slow burner...im hoping it starts to kick off as characters are all set up and the few scares that have occurred have been well written.
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Next month's book is going to be The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold.
I only managed just over half of this book. I was sort of enjoying it but it was so slow. Nothing really happened until about 40% of the way through the book. It went down well at book club though and got one of the highest scores we've had at for a while, 8/10.

This month's book is The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula Le Guin. Since she died the other week we thought we'd choose one of her books. This one came out of the hat. A book of short stories, I'm about 1/3 of the way through and enjoying it!
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Finished The Nightmare Room. Ended up an enjoyable enough ghost story that just about recovered from an incredible slow burn before things got going.

I'm now reading Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. This has started superbly and is supposed to be a proper haunted house novel.
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The Needle House: A gripping DS Lasser crime thriller. (The DS Lasser Series Book 1)

Just read this, great book set in Horwich and Rivington in Lancashire. I went to school in Rivington, and I think that made it even better as I could relate to the locations in the story

Going to read the series as I really like this author, currently reading the second one in this series:

The Way That It Falls: An electrifying DS Lasser mystery (The DS Lasser Series Book 2)

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Read the next two:

Tethered to the Dead: A riveting DS Lasser crime novel (The DS Lasser Series Book 3)

Twisted The DS Lasser series. Volume four.: A compelling DS Lasser thriller

Both excellent, started book number five

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More Equal Than Others. The DS Lasser series. Volume five: An absorbing DS Lasser mystery

Vanished Beneath: A spell-binding DS Lasser thriller (The DS Lasser Series Book 6)

Riven DS Lasser Seven: A compelling DS Lasser mystery. (The DS Lasser Series Book 7)

Read the next three in the series, still loving them
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Finished The Gormenghast Trilogy - an amazing story - every bit as striking as when I first read it over 30 years ago. Also just finished The Basque History Of The World; fascinating, but I need to find something to fill in since 1999 to the present day.

Just started another book I read as a student - Neil Gunn's The Serpent.
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Finished The Gormenghast Trilogy - an amazing story - every bit as striking as when I first read it over 30 years ago. Also just finished The Basque History Of The World; fascinating, but I need to find something to fill in since 1999 to the present day.

Just started another book I read as a student - Neil Gunn's The Serpent.
The first two books of Gormenghast is one of my favourite books. I wasn't that impressed with "Titus Alone", although maybe I was just in the wrong mood when I read it. That happened with the main series too, I started reading it about the same time as you (30 years ago) and thought "This is rubbish!" and didn't pick it up for another 5 years. At which point I thought it was amazing! And I've reread/listened to them several times. I've not re-read Titus Alone although I probably should.

I've not read this either, but I probably should!
Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast (Gormenghast Trilogy 4)
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