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DEADLY LIES by CHRIS COLLETT

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DEADLY LIES by CHRIS COLLETT Discover a new detective in a tough city. DI Tom Mariner thinks he’s seen it all, but now he faces an investigation which will push him to his limits.

Journalist Eddie Barham is found dead in his home. A syringe in his arm and a note by his side reading, ‘No More.’

Open and shut case of suicide? Not for DI Mariner. Hours before, he saw Barham picking up a prostitute in a bar. Mariner discovers Barham's younger brother, Jamie, hiding in a cupboard under the stairs.

Jamie must have witnessed his brother's death, but his severe autism makes communication almost impossible. Mariner is determined to connect with Jamie and get to the truth. And is the journalist’s death related to his investigation of a local crime kingpin?

What other dark secrets does Jamie hold the key to and can Mariner keep his relationship professional with Barham’s attractive sister, Anna?

In a nail-biting conclusion Mariner races against time to prevent more lives being lost.

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Death Parts Us by Alex Walters

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Fantastic Police Procedural. I found this "easy to read" the the prose flowed well and the stories weren't to complex in my opinion, however there was enough twists to keep me entertained a defo recommended read.Book Description:Twenty years ago, Jackie Galloway was a senior cop with a bad reputation. Then he ended up on the wrong side of the wrong people, and his career was ruined. Sacked and with no pension, he ends up eking out his last days on Scotland's Black Isle, his mind lost to dementia, supported only by his long-suffering wife, Bridie.Then Galloway is found dead. The police assume the death to be accidental, until Bridie Galloway reveals that her husband has been receiving apparently threatening letters containing only the phrase: 'NOT FORGOTTEN. NOT FORGIVEN.'DI Alec McKay is struggling to come to terms with life without his estranged wife Chrissie, and is living in isolation on the Black Isle. As a junior officer, McKay had been allocated to Gall…

LIES THAT POISON by Amanda fleet

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LIES THAT POISON by Amanda fleetDo you love psychological thrillers? Discover a new writer who will have you gripped from start to finish. This is a novel with a stunning twist that you won’t see coming.

When Tom Bowman moves to a pretty Yorkshire village to start a new business, he meets two women who will change his life. Alys is a young woman with a troubled past, including an abusive boyfriend. She says she doesn’t want another man, but a relationship soon develops between her and Tom.Tom’s other neighbour is Hannah, an elderly woman who is often confused between past and present. 50 years ago, her sister died tragically young. Now, she sometimes thinks that Tom is the man who was to blame.Hannah hates Alys, and warns Tom that he is in great danger from the woman he’s falling in love with.Who should he believe and who is poisoning his mind with lies?In a pulsating conclusion, Tom will face a heartbreaking choice with the potential to shatter everything he has built.Perfect for rea…

SHADOWS By Jackie Mclean

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COVER REVEAL....SHADOWS by JACKIE McCLEAN will be published on the 14th of October by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd Author Bio
Jackie lives in Glasgow with her partner Allison and their dog Loopy.  She has a varied background, including being a government economist, a political lobbyist, and running a pet shop.  She is in and out of prison a lot (in her current job with social work services).  Toxic is her first crime novel, introducing DI Donna Davenport, and was shortlisted in the Yeovil Literary Prize before publication by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.  The sequel, Shadows, is about to be published, and she has begun work on the third book in the DI Davenport series (Run).  She runs Get Writing Glasgow, which is a kind of weight watchers for writers, hosted by the Waterstones at Braehead.https://www.facebook.com/WriterJackie/Twitter @JackieJamxx
Book Synopsis
A body washed up on Arbroath beach echoes a previous murder. Now a third woman is missing. For DI Donna and her new team, it'…

Grave Injustice - Netta Newbound

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About the BookTitle: Grave InjusticeAuthor: Netta NewboundGenre: Psychological ThrillerGeri and James return in their most explosive adventure to date.When next door neighbour, Lydia, gives birth to her second healthy baby boy, James and Geri pray their friend can finally be happy and at peace. But, little do they know Lydia’s troubles are far from over.Meanwhile, Geri is researching several historic, unsolved murders for James' new book. She discovers one of the prime suspects now resides in Spring Pines Retirement Village, the scene of not one, but two recent killings.Although the police reject the theory, Geri is convinced the cold case they’re researching is linked to the recent murders. But how? Will she regret delving so deeply into the past? LinksAmazon: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0745SXJVR/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=geo01a-21&s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500778508&sr=1-7&keywords=grave+injustice&linkCode=sl1&linkId=79c14f51cba8edfcc87c36b18111ec3fKobo: https:/…

Burning Cold - Lisa Lieberman

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Jakub had a reckless streak. During the war he’d been a courier in the French underground, passing messages practically under the nose of the Gestapo. One night he was apprehended near the Sorbonne while disguised as a priest. Some priest! With his dark eyes and that sensuous mouth of his, I can imagine his female parishioners swooning at the communion rail, women lining up ten deep outside the confessional, awaiting their turn to whisper fantasies in the darkness, fabricating sins and revealing their secret desires, all of them vying to be the one who enticed the young cleric to break his vows.At least I didn’t have to invent steamy scenes out of thin air. If I closed my eyes, we were back in our atelier in Paris, undressing one another when we’d scarcely gotten inside the door. Jakub played jazz violin in a trio that also featured a bass player and a pianist. I’d joined them as their vocalist right after our marriage at the end of September, and my renditions of American standards w…

Untainted Blood - Liz Mistry

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This was my first book from this author and I enjoyed it. I didn't feel as if I had missed out on anything from not reading the others in the series (as this was book 3).  The dialogue is easy to follow and flows well, which I prefer as I like to read to relax and chill. The plotliebs were also easy to follow and not to complex in my opinion however there were a few unexpected twists as the story unfolds. Would recommend this to any police procedural/crime fiction fan.

The blurb is as follows...In a city that is already volatile, tensions mount  after a Tory MP in Bradford Central is discredited leaving the door open for the extreme right-wing candidate, Graeme Weston, to stand in the resultant by-election. 



However, Graeme Weston is not what he appears to be and with secrets jeopardising his political career, he must tread very carefully. 



Meanwhile, a serial killer targets Asian men who lead alternatives lifestyles and metes out his own form of torture. 



As DI Gus McGuire’s team clo…

THE FOURTH FRIEND by Joy Ellis

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This was a first from this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I found the characters interesting and the story flowed well. Would recommend this, and am looking to reading other novels from this author.BOOK DESCRIPTION
THE FOURTH FRIEND by Joy EllisFrom #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis, a mystery full of stunning twists and turns.

Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. For each of his four friends he decides to complete a task that they left unfinished.

Eighteen months before the crash, Suzanne Holland disappeared, leaving a room with traces of blood, but no other leads. Suzanne was the wife of one of Carter’s four best friends.

Adding to the pressure, the boss’s daughter has a stalker. Due to the sensitivity of the Holland case, Carter is put on this investigation.

DS Marie Evans is the only person Carter can confide in. But even she begin…