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Book Review – Oil and Water

 

Name of the book: Oil and Water

Genre of the book: Eco thriller; murder mystery; suspense;

Book synopsis: When inventor Martin Tirabi builds a machine that converts trash into oil it sends shockwaves through the corporate halls of the oil cognoscenti. Weeks later, Marty and his wife, Ruth are killed in a mysterious car accident.

Their son, Gil, a 10-year old physics prodigy is the only one capable of finishing the machine that could solve the world’s energy problems.  Plagued with epilepsy from birth, Gil is also psychic, and through dreams and the occasional missive from his dead father he gets the push he needs to finish the job.

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The Other Twin – Book Review

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The Other Twin by L. V. Hay

A stunning, dark and sexy debut thriller set in the winding lanes and underbelly of Brighton, centring around the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out, identities made and remade, and there is no such thing as the truth

When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India’s death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana?

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Harm – Book Review

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Name: Harm
Author: Hugh Fraser
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Star Rating : 4 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Acapulco 1974: Rina Walker is on assignment. Just another another quick, clean kill.
She wakes to discover her employer’s severed head on her bedside table, and a man with an AK 47 coming through the door of her hotel room. She needs all her skills to neutralise her attacker and escape. After a car chase, she is captured by a Mexican drug boss who needs her radiant beauty and ruthless expertise to eliminate an inconvenient member of the government.

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The Couple Next Door – Book Review

COUPLE NEXT DOOR

 

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Book Description:

Fast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Shadow Witch

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This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

Free, reduced from $5.99

GAME OF THRONES MEETS THE BLAIR WITCH!

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Everything I Never Told You – Book Review

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Short Review: Ng provides new depth to the hackneyed “murder in a small town” plot line. The result is an insightful look into an Asian-American family in the aftermath of an extreme loss.

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Throwback Thursday – While You Were Sleeping

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Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

While You Were Sleeping

You wake up to find the man beside you is dead.
He is not your husband. This is not your bed.
What do you do?

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Bargain Book of the Week – City of Shadows

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This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

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A family has been found murdered in the heart of 1920s Shanghai. But what could have compelled them to open the door to their killer?

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The R-Word – Book Review

 

About the book:

Publisher: Merrimack Media
Date of publish: November 2015
Pages: 202
Book: e-book

From the darkest of places, comes a story of healing and hope. In his debut novel, The R-Word, Michael Forcier deftly creates a suspenseful story of a young man’s ability to retain his dignity and human kindness, under horrendous circumstances.

We follow story of Zachary Chandler, a young man adrift in life, struggling with the complexities of sexual identity and hindered by subconscious guilt. After a night out at a bar, he wakes to find himself locked in a cage in an ominous basement. Along with two other captives, he is forced to endure torture and other abuses while striving not only to stay alive, but to maintain a sense of humanity. The key to both lies in the help of an autistic boy languishing upstairs.

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Soulmates – Book Review

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Soulmates by Jessica Grose

“For anyone who has ever suspected something sinister lurking behind the craze of new-age spirituality, Jessica Grose has crafted just the tale for you. With the delicious bite of satire and the page-turning satisfaction of a thriller, Soulmates is a deeply compelling, funny and sharply observed look at just how far we will go to achieve inner peace.”—Lena Dunham

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