Review Archive

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Children of the Revolution

DCI Alan Banks finds that the death of a recluse has links back to the student unrest of the 1960s.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

The Red Road

A compelling, uncompromising and morally complex look at child abuse, police and institutional corruption

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by John Cleal

Next to Die

Brothers Joe and Sam Parker have chosen different paths in life. It’s Sam’s job to catch criminals and it’s Joe’s job to defend them.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

An Act of Kindness

In the east end of London, private investigators, Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim are caught up in protection rackets, sex-trafficking and the problems caused by slum landlords and moneylenders.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by John Cleal

The Ophelia Cut

When a rapist is bludgeoned to death, the father of the girl is the obvious culprit, but several people will be uncomfortable if he is convicted.

Reviewed on 17 October 2013 by Chris Roberts

Die Easy

Elite bodyguard Charlie Fox is faced with an unwelcome face from her past as a celebrity protection job explodes into violence.

Reviewed on 17 October 2013 by Sharon Wheeler

Savage Spring

Detective Inspector Malin Fors is called to the devastating scene of a bombing that has killed two little girls. Although still plagued with questions about her past, secrets her mother never revealed and doubts about her own future, Fors must bury her the pain if she is to find the killer before he strikes again.

Reviewed on 17 October 2013 by John Cleal

The Sea on Fire

It should have been a simple trip to the Red Sea for dive guides Kim and Garland, but add drugs and booze to the equation and things start to go badly wrong.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

Rules of Honour

When his best friend’s father is brutally murdered, Joe will be there for him, although he doesn’t want Rink to lower himself to the same level as his father’s murderers, but it soon becomes clear that there is no simple morality they can cling to.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Linda Wilson

A Delicate Truth

Toby Bell, a rising star in the Foreign Office, comes across information that points to a conspiracy that had involved his own Foreign Minister. He has to decide whether to turn whistle-blower and finds himself in constant danger.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor

A Crack in the Wall

Architect Pablo Simo’s unsatisfying life is disrupted when an attractive caller awakens memories of a crime it was hoped had been forgotten.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Chris Roberts

Generation Loss

Cassandra Neary, a New York photographer, visits a backwoods island to interview an early inspiration, but finds horror and death.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Chris Roberts

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