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Second Life - S. J. Watson

You Review: Second Life – S. J. Watson

Reviewed by Jennifer Kneijber Second Life is the much-anticipated second novel of S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep. Julia leads a perfectly respectable life, with nothing much to worry about, but her previous life. That is, until her …

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs I love unreliable narrators, especially in crime fiction. Their white lies, deliberate omissions, skewed view of themselves and memory lapses add an extra layer of tension to already nail-biting whodunits. Rachel likes a bit of a …

Touch - Claire North

You Review: Touch – Claire North

Reviewed by Marianne van der Wel  Kepler dies by the hand of a stinking vagrant in a dark back alley. But when reaching out to the murderer those last moments, a sudden switch takes place. Now Kepler is looking out …

Calvin's Head - David Swatling

You Review: Calvin’s Head – David Swatling

Reviewed by Şirin Tugbay David Swatling’s first novel Calvin’s Head sounded interesting enough in the blurbs I quickly skimmed before adding it to my list of potential books to review for this round: the book revolves around the main character, Dekker, …

The Murder Bag - Tony Parsons

You Review: The Murder Bag – Tony Parsons

Reviewed by Andrée Walch  I started reading The Murder Bag on Saturday, early afternoon, just before I wanted to start ironing a mountain of stuff. Well, the mountain of stuff is still there but I finished reading the book on …