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The Good Liar (by Nicholas Searle)
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There is nothing like a good con story. You might even feel on the conman’s side if the con is clever and intricate. However, what happens when two domestic partners might be conning each other?

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Origin (by Dan Brown)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] Origin by Dan Brown is a super read. He is a Master of the Genre. Intrigue, technology, monarchy and religious factions all contribute to yet another page turner!

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A Treachery of Spies (by Manda Scott)
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[star rating="4" max="5"] This novel has tremendous potential. The premise is indeed interesting; there are two threads: one set in the last months of World War II in the Jura area, and the other in 2018 following murders in Orleans and investigated by Captain Picaut. But I have reservations …

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The Girl from Venice (by Martin Cruz Smith)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] This would be a great holiday read if you were vacationing in Northern Italy. The story is primarily located the lagoon in Venice and Lake Garda to the west. The plot deals with the period towards the end of the war in 1945.

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Missing Pieces (by Laura Pearson)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] What a superb debut from Laura Pearson – she is going to be an author to look out for. Her tragic story about a family who try to cope with two deaths is sad but poignant and uplifting.

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Greeks Bearing Gifts (by Philip Kerr)
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[star rating="4" max="5"] Bernie Gunther is now an insurance loss adjuster. He is the same uncouth character with a nose for solving a crime. This time he has to investigate the sinking of a boat that is supposedly seeking Greek relics. Mossad, corrupt politicians, and Nazis all add to the intrigue.

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30 Days of Justis (by John Ellsworth)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] In 30 Days of Justis attorney Michael Gresham discovers that a daughter (he never knew he had) is on death row for the murder of a Judge. There are just 30 days to save her, and he is fighting cronyism and the prejudice against sex workers. The suspense builds as we approach the final days.

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Tips for Living (by Renée Shafransky)
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[star rating="4" max="5"] Nora has escaped from New York City to small town Pequod after her now ex-husband’s (Hugh) affair resulting in pregnancy! She has started re-building her life as a journalist on the local rag until her life is shattered by Hugh’s purchase of a property in the town.

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Real Tigers (by Mike Herron)
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[star rating="3" max="5"] – a spy thriller with a dysfunctional cast. Intriguing dialogue but an implausible plot.

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Things We Never Said (by Nick Alexander)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] It is a sad, funny but uplifting read. It is a roller coaster emotional journey as we follow life for Sean after his wife Catherine has died following a long fight against cancer. Compelling and thoroughly enjoyable.

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A Dark so Deadly (by Stuart MacBride)
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[star rating="3" max="5"] This standalone crime thriller depicts a dark community haunted by a serial killer, who likes to mummify his victims, in Scotland. The crime is investigated by a motley squad of misfits. Excellent dialogue. An entertaining read but probably instantly forgettable.

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