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Dominion
3.74
1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers, and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war ag ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
 
In the Darkness
3.57
Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
A Treacherous Likeness
3.32
In the dying days of 1850 the young detective Charles Maddox takes on a new case. His client? The only surviving son of the long-dead poet Percy Byssh ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
 
A Wolf in Hindelheim
3.29
South-West Germany, 1926. The disappearance of a baby girl calls for Constable Theodore Hildebrandt and his son Klaus to visit the remote village of H ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Sep 05, 2013
 
The World at Night (Night Soldiers, #4)
4.08
Synopsis
Paris, 1940. The civilized, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson is derailed by the German occupation of Paris, but Casson learns tha
...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
The Night Circus
4.00
I so wanted to love this, everything about this book is visually arresting, the book looks beautiful, the descriptive writing is beautiful, no it's ma ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
 
The Facts of Life and Death
4.13
Call your mother.'
'What do I say?'
'Say goodbye.'

This is how it begins.

Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch - in a sick g
...more
May 04, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
 
The Uninvited
3.46
A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother’s neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the wo ...more
Dec 11, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
4.18
Using Geoff Dyer's review as it says everything I would wish to say far more eloquently than I could do ever. I can't express what an magnificent work ...more
Dec 11, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
Two Brothers: A Novel
4.24
Berlin 1920

Two babies are born.
Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood.

As Germany marches into its Nazi Armag
...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
The Testament of Mary
3.57
"When you say that he redeemed the world, I will say that it was not worth it"

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Ma
...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
 
Winter at Death's Hotel
3.14
It is 1896 and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, has arrived in New York to start a lecture tour. With him is his wife, Louisa. They ...more
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
The People's Act of Love
3.71
Difficult to get in to as the first few chapters are very confusing and complex as each chapter is a snippet of a different persons life.

Stick with i
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May 27, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
The Forgotten Legion: (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles No. 1)
3.92
I have to confess I only took this out from my library as an audio book because of the reader who was Michael Praed whom I had a not so adolescence cr ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
The Burning Air
3.83
'Of course it was love for my children, love for my son, that caused me to act as I did. It was a lapse of judgement. If I could have foreseen the rip ...more
May 29, 2013
May 17, 2013
 
Spies of the Balkans (Night Soldiers, #11)
3.85
SYNOPSIS
Salonika, 1940. To the bustle of tavernas and the smell of hashish, a secret war is taking shape. In the backrooms of barbers, envelopes chang
...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
The Barred Window
3.41
"Is there a spell on this place?" I remember asking my mother. "Don't be so stupid, Thomas," she said. `Magic isn't real."
Thomas Penmarsh has always l
...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
 
The Leopard
4.04
Harry Hole last case cost him dearly; he lost the love of his life, and himself, and is now living in Hong Kong. He eases his pain in the squalor of H ...more
Oct 14, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
The Mozart Conspiracy (Ben Hope #2)
3.74
SYNOPSIS
A centuries-old mystery. An “accidental” death. A conspiracy that may end in murder. Former British Special Air Service officer Ben Hope is ru
...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, #1)
4.03
Having thought SJ Bolton's first three novels, which had a atmospheric supernatural feel to them, were enjoyable but not memorable I was interested to ...more
Jul 18, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Shadow
3.63
The book begins in 1975 when a four year old boy is discovered abandoned at an amusement park with a note asking for him to be looked after. Then the ...more
Aug 21, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
The Glass of Time (The Meaning of Night, #2)
3.98
Like The Meaning of Night, its predecessor, The Glass of Time is a page turning period mystery about identity, the nature of secrets, and what happens ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Nov 06, 2009
 
Under a Silent Moon (DCI Louisa Smith #1)
3.41
In the crisp early morning hours, the police are called to a suspected murder at a farm outside a small English village. A beautiful young woman has b ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
Black Seconds (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #6)
3.81
SYNOPSIS The plot in this book revolves around a child, Ida Joner, that disappears. she rides out on her yellow bike to buy some sweets. When she fail ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
Snowdrops
3.24
Snowdrop (n):
An early-flowering bulbous plant, having a white pendent flower.
Moscow slang. A corpse that lies buried or hidden in the winter snows, e
...more
May 03, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
The Candle Man
3.94
1912. Locked in an eerily quiet dining room on the Titanic, a mysterious man tells a young girl his life story as the ship begins to sink. It all star ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
Room
3.96
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, Ma shuts him sa ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Mar 17, 2011
 
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec (Commissaire Adamsberg, #9)
3.90
When a terrified woman begs Commissaire Adamsberg for help with a murder that has not happened yet he is intrigued. Her daughter claims to have seen t ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
Where the Bodies Are Buried
3.80
Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don’t do whodunit. They do score-settling. They do vendettas. They do petty revenge ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.80
Unashamedly nicked from Marianne Brace at The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ent...

This review made me read the book, love it!

Hilary Ma
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Dec 06, 2011
May 01, 2010
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