A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

★★★★☆ Private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are hired on to do what seems like a simple job – find a black cleaning lady that disappeared with some important documents. But suddenly they find themselves caught up in something more. Something that could kill both of them. I picked this up because I enjoy…

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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

★★★★☆ I am the Cartwright girl, dumped once upon a time with a strangled college student and a stack of human bones out past Highway 10, in an abandoned patch of field near the Jenkins property. I am the star of screaming tabloid headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed…

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Fellside by MR Carey

★★★☆☆ This is between 3 and 4 stars rounded up simply because the author’s writing is awesome, and I so much adored their other works. Fellside is a prison, where Jessica Moulson finds herself after discovering that in a heroin induced haze she lit a fire that killed her upstairs neighbour, a little boy the…

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

★★☆☆☆ This is the story of what a Woman’s patience can endure, and what a Man’s resolution can achieve. Thus begins this monster of a book, which I started after hearing about it in several reviews of Uncle Silas, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed quite some time ago. The words Gothic psychological thriller can…

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Close Reach by Jonathan Moore

★★★☆☆ This is probably closer to 2.5 stars. I’m not quite sure why I keep picking up books on survival in the ocean, when I myself am terrified of it. I will never go on a cruise for this reason, and this book probably added to reasons why a sea journey is not for me…

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The Deep by Nick Cutter

★★★★☆ That was utterly terrifying. I have had a fear of the ocean for as long as I can remember. Its not based on anything. It is kind of irrational. But while I will avoid cruises and swimming in the ocean I have always been fascinated with life in the ocean. I love finding out…

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Tell Me You’re Sorry by Kevin O’Brien

★★☆☆☆ My ratings for this book decreased the longer it went on. At the start it was probably edging on a four, due to the great atmosphere of suspense the author created. It jumped around quite a bit, but I got a great perspective of what was going on and it raised a lot of…

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