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The Secret Place

Written by Tana French — Famed for her mastery of suspense and character, Tana French is one of those crime novelists admired by her peers as much as her readers. The Irish author’s fifth novel arrives with blurbs from Stephen King, Kate Mosse and Sophie…
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The Doll's House

Written by Louise Phillips — Perhaps I’m just lucky, but it’s rare that I find a book that I can’t get into. So I was perplexed when I was halfway through The Doll’s House and still struggling to connect with it. Something else I rarely…
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Crocodile Tears

Written by Mark O’Sullivan — He has already won acclaim for his children’s literature, now Mark O’Sullivan has set his sights on crime fiction, and a very promising debut it is too. Set in the harsh winter of 2010, Crocodile Tears finds southern Ireland in…
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Ratlines

Written by Stuart Neville — It is 1963, and in a few weeks John F Kennedy, the young, charismatic president of America will arrive in Dublin to visit his ancestral homeland. The Irish justice minister, Charles Haughey, is faced with a dilemma. His government, compromised over…
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Red Ribbons

Written by Louise Phillips — The cover of Red Ribbons describes Louise Phillips as ‘a chilling voice in psychological crime fiction’. This is her debut novel, and it is a creditable first attempt. But, truth be told, I found it difficult to engage with this…
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