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The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah
Author: Sophie Hannah Publisher: HarperColllins Publication Date: 23 August 2018 Pages: 400 Country: England Rating: 3.5/5 "Often, the important thing to be noticed is a thing that is not there." I have a soft spot for Agatha Christie, particularly those stories that feature her brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. So I was excited to know that Sophie Hannah was going to recreate Poirot in a new series...
The Sword with the Ruby Hilt by Mridula Govindraju
Author: Mridula Govindraju Publisher: Mridula Govindraju (2017) Language: English Pages: 457 Country: India Rating: 3.5/5 The Sword with the Ruby Hilt was kind of a mixed bag. I chose to read this novel because its premise looked interesting. The story is set in the 12th century when the Kakatiya dynasty was ruling over a large part of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This era is not...
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Author: Teresa Driscoll Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Publication Date: 1 October 2017 Pages: 300 Language: English Country: England Rating: 3.5/5 “Because once you become a parent, you learn that love can involve more fear than you had ever imagined, and you never quite look on the world in the same way again.”   I picked 'I Am Watching You' by Teresa Driscoll after reading some reviews on Amazon...
Girl Unknown by Karen Perry
Author: Karen Perry Publisher: Penguin Publishing Date: 1 December 2016 Language: English Pages: 384 Country: Ireland Rating: 3/5 "Families don't just come apart because a thread has loosened. The break when it comes is sharp, brutal. It takes ripping and hacking to tear the tapestry apart." It took me a long time to read Girl Unknown and I had to ponder quiet a bit before writing this...
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Author: Wilkie Collins Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 12 August 2012 (Originally published in book form in 1868) Pages: 560 Language: English Country: England Rating: 3/5  “This is a miserable world", says the Sergeant. "Human life, Mr. Betteredge, is a sort of target --misfortune is always firing at it, and always hitting the mark".”  The book review of The Moonstone was particularly a little hard to...
Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
Author: Haruki Murakami Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 6 Oct 2005 Language: Japanese, English Translator: Philip Gabriel Pages: 512 Country: Japan Rating: 4/5 “Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the...
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Author: Min Jin Lee Publisher: Head of Zeus Publishing Date: 2017 Pages: 560 Language: English Country: Korea, Japan Rating: 5/5 “Living everyday in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage”  Pachinko is a deeply engrossing tale of four generations of a Korean family in Japan. As someone who knows very little about Korean history and the Japanese colonization of this small...
The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan
Author: Indu Sundaresan Publisher: HaperCollins Publishing Date: 18 January 2012 Language: English Pages: 472 Country: India Rating: 5/5 The Feast of Roses is an incredibly rich, satisfying in small bites and a very addictive tale of love. If you have read my review of The Twentieth Wife, you would know that I enjoyed reading it immensely. It is the same with The Feast of Roses. The Feast...
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Author: A. J. Finn Publisher: Harper Collins Publishing date: 30 January 2018 Pages: 447 Language: English Country: USA Rating: 4.5/5 "Who knows what goes on in a family?" What will you get if you mix film noir and an agoraphobic woman? The answer is The Woman in the Window. A. J. Finn's brilliant debut is a page-turning, riveting thriller, the stuff good psychological thrillers are made of. Dr....
Hydra by Matt Wesolowski
Author: Matt Wesolowski Publisher: Orenda Books Publishing Date: 15 January 2018 Pages: 272 Language: English Country: English Rating: 5/5 "I heard them at lunchtime, over the sound of the radio. They followed me here. After everything that's happened, they followed me here...I don't know what they want." Hydra is not your usual crime thriller. It’s not a whodunnit but a why-did-she-do-it. We already know the murderer. The reader...

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