Category Archives: contemporary

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Product info (from Goodreads): It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by … Continue reading

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Product info (from Goodreads): Flights is a series of imaginative and mesmerising meditations on travel in all its forms, not only the philosophy and meaning of travel, but also fascinating anecdotes that take us out of ourselves, and back to … Continue reading

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Devil Red (Hap and Leonard 08) by Joe R. Lansdale

Synopsis (almost from Goodreads): Leonard Pine and Hap Collins are two hit men turned private detectives. When their friend Marvin asks them to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re more than happy: they like trouble, and they especially like getting … Continue reading

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Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Product info: The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason. … Continue reading

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The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon 16) by Daniel Silva

Product info: A network of terror. A web of deceit. A deadly game of vengeance. Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, … Continue reading

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Author interview and review: Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance by David Ahern

Today I am hosting David Ahern, the author of Madam Tulip series – welcome and thank you for visiting my humble blog! David very kindly agreed to answer some questions which, I suppose, might explain a bit Madam Tulip magic … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Product info (from Goodreads): Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are … Continue reading

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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from … Continue reading

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The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review. Product info: It is a story which contains some reality: the terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in 2012, during which five Israeli tourists … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles 01) by Ilona Andrews

Product info (from Goodreads): On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest … Continue reading

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