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The Pact by Carol Coffey
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Secrets of the past. Crimes of the present.’ The Pact is the fifth novel by Irish writer Carol Coffey and it has just been published by Poolbeg Press. Carol Coffey, a...

Phantom Phantasia by Claire Savage
Posted by Emily Hearne in , .

‘Follow the sea and the mist and the moon, Go fast as lightning – not a moment too soon.’ Phantom Phantasia by Claire Savage is the second book of two. I...

Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner
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‘Will they ever learn the truth?’ Miller is a creepy, twisted and very strange individual. From a young age it is very evident that Miller is not well. His views...

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks
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‘How much do we really need to know if we are to live a valuable life.’ Paris Echo is a book that I have been looking forward to reading, as I...

A Thousand Roads Home by Carmel Harrington
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‘Everyone has felt like an outsider at some point in their lives. This is the book that will make you feel you belong.’ A Thousand Roads Home is the latest novel...

Palm Beach, Finland by Antti Tuomainen
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‘Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear … Sun Protection Factor 100.’ Sometimes I just love reading a book that has a quirky edge to it, a book that would not normally...

Disaster Inc by Caimh McDonnell
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Disaster Inc ~ ‘Where there’s pain, there’s gain’ . I’ve been a huge fan of Caimh McDonnell’s books from the beginning, having read all four books in The Dublin Trilogy. (yes...

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech
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‘Be careful what you wish for…. Be careful who you love…’ The Lion Tamer Who Lost is the fourth novel from Louise Beech. Published by the fabulous Orenda Books, it...

A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan (aka William Ryan)
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‘A House of Ghosts ~ ‘In a house of ghosts, the living await their certain fate…’ A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan (pseudonym for William Ryan) is the perfect cosy...

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning
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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp ~ ‘A hilarious contemporary retelling of the classic society novel, VANITY FAIR, featuring the irrepressible Becky Sharp’. Sarra Manning is an author and...