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Simon Gosden rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Broken Monsters
by Lauren Beukes (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Lauren Beukes latest serial killer thriller is a superb read. very tough, very gritty and very enjoyable. Detective Gabi Versado has to find a monster a monster that's killing people in an awful way. Gabi's a single mum in Detroit, Detroit's a bad pl...more
Simon Gosden rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Windsor Faction by D.J. Taylor
The Windsor Faction
by D.J. Taylor
read in September, 2014
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An intriguing alternate history novel. What would have happened if Wallis Simpson died before Edward 8th abdicated? In Autumn 1939 storm clouds are gathering across Europe as the Nazi's consolidate their hold on Europe. For Cynthia Kirkpatrick London...more
Simon Gosden rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
The One I Left Behind
by Jennifer McMahon (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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In the summer of 1985 a serial killer stalks the little American town of Brighton Falls. Reggie is an awkward thirteen year old whose mother disappears. Twenty-five years later her mother reappears but so it seems has the serial killer...
Simon Gosden rated a book 4 of 5 stars
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
American Elsewhere
by Robert Jackson Bennett (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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It's H P Lovecraft's birthday today and there's more then a passing tribute to his Mythos stories in this long tale of Wink, a town on no map that lives under a pink moon. When Mona Bright arrives in Wink she finds things aren't as they appear, the p...more
Simon Gosden rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins
Wolfhound Century (Wolfhound Century, #1)
by Peter Higgins (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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In the city of Mirgorod something is stirring, there is revolution in the air. Investigator Lom has been ordered to the city to find the terrorists but when he arrives he finds much, much more. Meanwhile in the ancient forest a fallen angel plots...
Simon Gosden rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Remaining by D.J. Molles
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A post apocalyptic survivors tale. Gritty, realistic and a whole lot of fun!
Simon Gosden rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Banquet for the Damned by Adam Nevill
Banquet for the Damned
by Adam Nevill (Goodreads Author)
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A ripping supernatural horror tale set in the University town of St Andrews in Scotland. Very atmospheric and pretty damn spooky too! Great fun
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Wolf by Mo Hayder
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A belter of a thriller. Jack Caffery's search for the truth about his murdered brother edges to a conclusion and becomes intertwined with a vicious serial killing. Full of thrills and twists this is gritty compulsive reading.
Simon Gosden rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston
The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford, #4)
by Douglas Preston (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Great fun, a sf thriller set in the present day. When Melissa Shepherd creates "Dorothy" a self- modifying AI programme for the Kraken Project little does she know what will happen next. The Kraken Mare is the largest sea on Titan and when "Dorothy"...more
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The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham
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A dark and downbeat crime novel. Tom Thorne's life doesn't get much better in this tale of criminal wickedness and evil. Called to take a serial killer back to the site of one of his early murders on a remote Welsh island. Thorne is forced to confron...more
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