• Book review: Run Away by Harlan Coben

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Permalink

    I really enjoyed this standalone by Harlan Coben. I hadn’t read much of his work until a half a dozen years ago but he’s become a favourite and with about 30 books published (as well as some television series under his belt) he’s proved he’s consistent and a reliable choice when it comes to entertaining reading fodder.

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    four-stars
  • Book review: Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 Permalink

    My reading of Lisa Gardner’s DD Warren series has been shockingly inconsistent. In fact I was surprised it’d been three years since I read Find Her, in which we first meet Flora, former kidnap victim turned vigilante… who’s since become DD’s confidential informant.

    Flora’s back in this outing with someone else from DD’s past.

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    four-stars
  • Book review: Hunter by Jack Heath

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Permalink

    Canberra-based author Jack Heath released Hangman last year – his first adult novel. I enjoyed it and commented at the time on lead character Timothy Blake’s status as an anti-hero… as we learn there about his less-than-palatable predilections. (Which I still won’t mention here as they come as quite a shock in the first novel and there may be newcomers reading this….)

    But he describes himself thus…

    A bad guy who does bad things for bad reasons. I’m not religious, but the word damned seems to cover it. p 26

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    four-stars
  • Book review: Connections in Death by JD Robb

    Sunday, March 3, 2019 Permalink

    This book arrived later than expected and I’d started to worry it was’t coming. JD Robb’s In Death series is ‘go-to’ read for me; a comfort read. I’ve demolished them all – the early ones several times.

    But – I needn’t have feared as this – the 48th in the series – turned up in the mail at the end of a working week when I most certainly needed something entertaining to lift my spirits. (And there’s nothing like murder and mayhem to do just that!)

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    three-half-stars