Category: Reviews

‘Betrayal’ by Sharon Brownlie

Betrayal Caught in an endless spiral of rejection and abuse, Helen King is lured into a life of drugs and prostitution. Struggling to relinquish her addiction, she happens upon a former teacher, an encounter that opens up old wounds and sparks a new challenge – retribution. Trailing the teacher to Scotland, Helen sets out to…

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‘Deadly Secrets’ by Gordon Bickerstaff

Deadly Secrets When biochemist Gavin Shawlens agrees to work on a new food additive, he becomes embroiled in network of intrigue and corruption. Discovering he’ll be working with former girlfriend Emma, he makes up his mind to walk away from the project rather than face seeing her every day. However, unknown forces quickly land him…

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‘Run Girl’ by Eva Hudson

Run Girl FBI agent Ingrid Skyberg is in London for a conference, but when a young American woman goes missing in the City, Ingrid is recruited to help find her. The cover and the title drew me to this one and as I didn’t lose interest on the first page (which is always a positive…

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‘No Good Deed’ by MP McDonald

No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller When photographer Mark Taylor finds a camera that takes unusual photos, he realises he can stop bad things happening – but there’s one disaster he’s unable to change: 9/11. Taken into custody, Taylor is not charged with any crime and doesn’t get the chance to have his day in…

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‘Elizabeth, Just 16’ by Cecilia Paul

Elizabeth: Just Sixteen When teenager Elizabeth Appleton seeks medical advice to find out why her periods haven’t started, she is dealt a shocking blow – she can never have children. It transpires she has Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) – a congenital disorder affecting the female reproductive tract. The discovery throws the young woman into turmoil, questioning…

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‘Sandlands’ by Rosy Thornton

Sandlands From ghostly whisperings in a run-down Martello Tower (‘Whispers’) and the solemn toll of Old Jack’s bell in ‘Ringing Night’, to the unearthing of a strange talisman in ‘The Witch Bottle’, Rosy Thornton tells ordinary stories tinged with more than a hint of the odd and the unusual. In this magical collection of sixteen…

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‘Prisoner 4374’ by A. J. Griffiths-Jones

Prisoner 4374 Scottish-born Dr. Thomas Neill Cream is often suspected of being the face behind the Jack the Ripper murders, but has he been misrepresented? There’s no doubt he was responsible for several deaths, but does the fact that he spent time in an American prison during the Whitechapel killings let him off the hook,…

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