The Nancys, a review by Joanna

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The Nancys RWR McDonald 396 pages Allen & Unwin Published in 2019 Goodreads 🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️ The Nancys is a cozy crime story set in Southern New Zealand about a young girl investigating a murder with the help of her jolly gay … Continued

Mr Einstein’s Secretary, a review by Joanna

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Mr Einstein’s Secretary Matthew Reilly 464 pages MacMillan Australia Published on Oct 17th, 2023 ☢️☢️☢️☢️ This one is something of a departure for Matthew Reilly, who normally writes breakneck-paced action thrillers – a historical fiction novel about a female spy … Continued

Relight My Fire, a review by Joanna

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Relight My Fire C.K. McDonnell 528 pages Transworld Digital/Random House UK January 25, 2024 🧟🧟🧟🧟🧟 Goodreads | Amazon This is the fourth instalment in the darkly hilarious Stranger Times urban fantasy series, about the staff of a unique Manchester newspaper … Continued

Vendetta, a review by Joanna

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Vendetta Sarah Barrie 463 pages Harlequin Australia Published on Nov 15, 2023 🏍️🏍️🏍️🏍️   This is the third book in the Lexi Winter series, about a former escort turned police officer in central New South Wales, Australia. It’s helpful but … Continued

Perfect Shot, a review by Joanna

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Perfect Shot Steve Urszenyi 360 pages Minotaur Books Published on Nov 14, 2023 🎯🎯🎯 This is the first book in a planned series about former US army medic and sniper turned FBI Special Agent Alex Martel. I was invited to … Continued

A Different Kind of Gone, a review by Joanna

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A Different Kind of Gone Catherine Ryan Hyde Lake Union Publishing 293 pages 🐴🐴🐴🐴 A Different Kind of Gone is the latest contemporary drama by the Queen of compelling character creation, Catherine Ryan Hyde. This one tackles the troubling topic … Continued

Blue, a review by Joanna

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Blue Danielle Steel 336 pages Published in 2016 ❄️❄️❄️❄️ Blue is a heartwarming contemporary fiction novel set in New York, about a woman finding a reason to live again after losing her family in a terrible accident. I had read … Continued

The Semi-Detached Women, a review by Joanna

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The Semi-Detached Women Alex Quaid 386 pages Bloodhound Books Published on December 5th, 2023 💗💗💗💗   This was a sweet modern historical fiction novel about an unconventional relationship between two women in early 1960s Britain. It’s not my usual genre, … Continued