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    [REVIEW] Pigeon Blood-Red – Ed Duncan

    GIFTED* This book attracted me to the synopsis. I like most crime books and haven’t read one in a while. As a short book of only 201 pages, I thought it would be quite quick to read, which it was. DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me via the publisher and author. This doesn’t affect my full review below. This book focuses on criminals and the people around them, both good and bad. As I was reading this I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an interesting book which is a fast-paced and good character and plot-lines. The characters, although not relatable due to being criminals, are interesting and make you…

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    [REVIEW] Vendetta – Jack McSparron

    GIFTED* Mafia, Murder and drugs; all in one book? This book caught my eye when it came up on my bulk emails (linked to up and coming authors & review ebook copies) as an advertisement. So I grabbed it before it disappeared. This book is a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It took me just under 24 hours to completely finish this as it was so entertaining. The man character is a kick-ass woman called Maggie Black, who is incredible. Her partner in this book and part-time lover is Leon. I feel both have an interesting backstory which propelled the story on well. The story takes place mainly in…

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    [REVIEW] The Betrayed – Casey Kelleher

    GIFTED* A modern tale of family & loyalty. Part 1 – 1982 The first 100 pages are fast-paced drama which kicks you right in the teeth with impact. Jimmy in the first chapters is what I would describe as borderline inhuman and quite evil, toward his own father. After the first two chapters, it settles down to a novel with romance for the first half of the book. Edel is the cliche mother figure; loveable because she comes across as a real human rather than a character just added to the plot. After Jimmy and Colleen meet, you see a different more likeable side to Jimmy. Although it comes across as…

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    [REVIEW] The Wrong Suspect – Leigh Russell

    GIFTED* The third in the series of an investigative reporter. The characters are interesting to read but it takes the reader a while to feel comfortable hearing about them. Amelia is very odd to read about but you still want to know more. Lucy is both clever and holds your attention but towards the middle, you start to wonder what is the point of your investigation? Her colleague, Benoit, seems to be the voice of reason throughout & although he is mentioned a lot he is not a main part of the storyline. There are numerous other characters that pop into the book to say hello but not really worth…

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    [REVIEW] Deal Breaker – Harlan Coben

    A fast-paced amateur detective novel. This book is based in America, surrounding a sports agent and part-time detective Myron Bolitar. A girl has gone missing over a year ago and her current partner at the time is signed to Myron’s agency. He rings and says he has information regarding the girl (Kathy)’s disappearance and so Myron sets up an investigation. This book is just under 400 pages long and is a decently paced book that keeps the attention for long periods of time. There is enough suspense that makes you wonder what is going on and gets you to read more. The main parts of the story that draws you in aren’t…