Category: politics

The Fields (Riley Fisher #1) by Erin Young

A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young’s The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest. Some things don’t stay buried. It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture. When Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted … Read More The Fields (Riley Fisher #1) by Erin Young

My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2022. So far I’ve read some good books.  Tapestry by Beth Duke “We’re all part of a tapestry bigger than any of us can imagine, weaving in and out and creating a glorious picture. All of us from the beginning of time.” What a lovely thought. My brother had his DNA done and assuming … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2022 – part one

No Way Back (Shannon Ames, #5) by TJ Brearton

She must uncover the truth. Or a young woman dies. A quiet Manhattan street. Kristie Fain is walking to the train when she is snatched by a couple of strangers. Special Agent Shannon Ames has just been reassigned to the New York Field Office, the biggest in the country. Since Kristie Fain is an aide to a US Senator, Shannon and her FBI team … Read More No Way Back (Shannon Ames, #5) by TJ Brearton

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan

The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—soon to be a Netflix series—returns with a new psychological thriller about a politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home. As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career—including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora. A former teacher, the glare of … Read More Reputation by Sarah Vaughan

My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

Earlier this year I published my Top 8 books of the first half of 2020. These are my Top 8 books of the second half of the year. There are so many more, but I have tried to cut it down. Her Last Words by Kim Kelly There is something very personal about Her Last Words. It feels as though the author has lived it … Read More My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

The Lies of Our Fathers (The Barnabas Trilogy Book 2) by Jonathan Mark

Antioch 1098. A Crusader knight saves the lives of a Muslim family.A city under siege by the army of the First Crusade. Sickened by the slaughter of Muslims, an English knight rescues a family and helps them escape. In the midst of battle he discovers a holy secret. When the tide is turned and the Crusaders find themselves besieged within the walls of Antioch, … Read More The Lies of Our Fathers (The Barnabas Trilogy Book 2) by Jonathan Mark

Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

What if we could no longer trust DNA profiling, the silver bullet of our criminal justice system? For years, we’ve relied on it to solve decades-old crimes, convict the guilty, and liberate the innocent from death row. But what happens to that trust when a crime lab scientist is leaned on to manipulate the evidence or, worse still, lose it altogether? Ruthless Seattle mayor, … Read More Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

Fallout (The Nick Sullivan Thrillers Book 1) by Karla Forbes

Blackmail. Complacency. A nuclear threat turned real. A group of unknown terrorists are blackmailing the British government with a quantity of plutonium left over from the Cold War. Only one man knows their identity and can prevent a disaster, but he is on the run for a murder he didn’t commit and has no intention of being found. #Fallout @KarlaForbes @Darkstrokedark @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Whilst the … Read More Fallout (The Nick Sullivan Thrillers Book 1) by Karla Forbes

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again. #betrayal @lilja1972 @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #IcelandNoir But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her daughter, who had been raped … Read More Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Purple People by Kate Bulpitt

A curious scheme is afoot in Blighty. Attempting to tackle spiralling levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, the government has a new solution: to dye offenders purple. For once, even journalist Eve Baxter is shocked – she’s spent years gathering the world’s weird and wacky news, but has never seen anything as loopy as this. Learning of these shamed ‘bruises on society’, the nation … Read More Purple People by Kate Bulpitt

Double Agent by Tom Bradby

Kidnapped in Venice by a Russian defector, Kate knows she’s in trouble. But all is not as it seems. The spy offers her conclusive evidence that the British Prime Minister is a live agent working for Moscow. Kate’s holiday quickly becomes the start of her next mission. With proof of the PM involved in a sordid scandal and a financial paper trail that undeniably … Read More Double Agent by Tom Bradby