Category Archives: thriller

Catch up

I’ve read a few books recently but I don’t have a lot of time to review them properly so here they are in no particular order : Room is excellent and I now have no desire to see the film. … Continue reading

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Enclave

BIG SPOILER ALERT Robert Harris delivers a fast-paced thriller set in the heart of the Vatican City and entering round the election of a new pope.  This book might be downright offensive to some but I found it a really … Continue reading

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Whose coffin?

This is an excellent and bang-up-to-date thriller with a strong ecological basis. Amnesia can be a great way to create confusion and distraction in a thriller. In this book our protagonist is washed up on a beach on the Isle … Continue reading

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Night manager (of a travel tavern)

This book is like a badly written first draft of the ‘Night manager’ by John le Carre. It is one of Peter James’ early works on a re-release and I very nearly gave up on it. The only reason I … Continue reading

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Reet good

Once again, a great book from Kate Atkinson, continuing their series featuring her troubled private detective: Jackson Brodie.  Here we find a tale stretching back to a carefully written 1970s Yorkshire at the time of the Ripper but dragged forward … Continue reading

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Finally 

Its a Robert  Goddard, what are you going to expect? It is the conclusion of the trilogy and it is every bit as predictable as you would expect but a page-turner nonetheless. The hapless James Maxted is back in this … Continue reading

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On a (solo) mission

This is the best book I have read in ages. The lone voice of Mark Watney, delivered in his diary entries is captivating. This is edge-of-the-seat stuff and I don’t care if the ‘science’ doesn’t stack up or not but … Continue reading

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