Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey – 2017

Catherine Chidgey recorded and transcribed a year of her life, and using just those found words – from conversations, from the Internet, from TV and movies – wrote The beat of the pendulum.   The title comes from a Proust quote, … Continue reading

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Obsession by Elspeth Sandys – 2017

Why do people become obsessed with places, things or other people?  What has evolved in us that enables us to continue to desire unrequited relationships, when to do so brings great suffering to ourselves?  And what hyperactive flourish of male … Continue reading

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The Only Secret Left to Keep by Katherine Hayton – 2017

This is the third – and hopefully not last – in the fabulous Detective Ngaire Blakes series.  And, as with The three deaths of Magdalene Lynton, Blakes is on a cold case.  A skeleton is discovered by an idiot looting houses … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Lie by C. J. Carver – 2017

After reading Carver’s Spare me the truth, I was really looking forward to the second in her Dan Forrester series.  And for brilliant plotting and a full on adrenalin read, Tell me a lie didn’t disappoint.  There is one coincidence … Continue reading

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