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Stronger Than Skin
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Stronger Than Skin by Stephen May
Stronger Than Skin
by Stephen May (Goodreads Author)
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Stephen May’s new novel “Stronger Than Skin” is an absolute belter, and continues his ongoing theme of obsession with the male psyche. The plot grabs you by the throat from the outset and is relentless in its intensity. May is a master of first perso ...more
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It's All in Your Head by Suzanne O'Sullivan
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I was tempted to purchase this book having read the extracts in the weekend Guardian magazine a few weeks ago. This accessible and insightful book provides a brief glimpse into some of the complexities of the human condition through the real-life sto ...more
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Second Life by S.J. Watson
Second Life
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The writer writes; the reader reads. As you slowly become immersed in the book a delicate balance of trust develops. As a reader you trust that the writer will tell you the story, because in the end it’s the story that really matters. You hope that t ...more
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Tripwire by Lee Child
Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3)
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“Tripwire” is Lee Child's third Jack Reacher novel and I enjoyed it even more than the first two. His debut, “The Killing Floor”, was written in first person whereas the second novel, “Die Trying” was written in third person, as is “Tripwire”. Howeve ...more
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Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
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There has been rather a glut of thrillers with unreliable narrators recently. I guess it’s been a bit of a publishing trend. However, I found “Before we met” to be superior to many that I have read, both in structure, tone and tension. I think that t ...more
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
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The Miniaturist is Jessie Burton's debut novel and it is, quite simply, extraordinary. I know that it has been hyped to death (as is the way of things) but to my mind it still exceeded any of my pre-conceived expectations. I am in awe of her skill in ...more
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Living With It by Lizzie Enfield
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"Living With It" is Lizzie Enfield's third novel and for me it represents a significant change in her writing style. Her previous two novels could be seen as clever re-workings of the themes of Brief Encounter; intelligent romances with an edgy uncer ...more
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Worldwide Adventures In Love by Louise Wener
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“Worldwide Adventures in Love” is Louise Wener’s forth novel and it is a poignant and moving reflection on love, loss and the fragility of life.

Wener’s character’s crackle with life and carry a real emotional punch. The plot is both charming and enga
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The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick
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This intelligent novel examines the consequences of secrets and lies from the past and their emotional resonance to the present.

It follows two main narrative threads that slowly intertwine. The first concerns Father Anselm, once a barrister, now a mo
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