Book Reviews, Received for Review

Why I DNF The Beholder, The Meaning of Birds and 5 other books

Recent books I did not finish
I’m looking at my “Review to Write” list and noticing it’s gotten pretty out of hand, its fine I’ll catch up. It’s one of my main focuses for the month.

Today I plan to lower the count by 7. Yes that’s right I’m going to talk about 7 books I chose to DNF already this year. Keep reading to see which books I didn’t finish and why.
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Book Tours

Book Tour Review: Burned & Broken by Mark Hardie | #Gifted

Burned and Broken by Mark Hardie
Series: Standalone
Genre: Mystery | Crime
Length: 368 pages
Published on 26th January 2017 by Sphere
Purchase: Amazon | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Mark Hardie: Twitter | Goodreads
Received from Scholastic via Faye Rogers

Synopsis:
An enigmatic policeman – currently the subject of an internal investigation – is found burned to death in his car on the Southend sea front.

A vulnerable young woman, fresh out of the care system, is trying to discover the truth behind the sudden death of her best friend.As DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague’s death, they’re under intense pressure to crack the case without damaging the force’s reputation.

When a dramatic turn of events casts a whole new light on both cases, the way forward is far from clear. Were the victims connected in some way? And just how much should Pearson and Russell reveal to their bosses as they begin to unearth some dark secrets that the force would rather keep buried?

Mark Hardie’s stylish and gripping debut introduces a brilliant new detective duo to the world of crime fiction, weaving together two suspenseful stories that end in a breath-taking finale.

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Book Reviews

Review: Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson

Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson
Series: N/A
Genre: Mystery | Crime
Length: 256 pages
Published on 2nd April 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Rupert Thomson: Twitter | Goodreads
Copy borrowed from my college book club.

Synopsis:
After decades in prison for crimes gruesomely familiar to everyone in England, a murderer has finally died of natural causes, no less notorious in death than she was in life. Billy Tyler, a career policeman, has been assigned the task of guarding her body in the hospital morgue.
But alone on a graveyard shift his wife begged him not accept, Billy has occasion to contemplate the various turns his life has taken and to discover why it is that on this dark night of the soul the reviled murderer seems to speak to him directly. Death of a Murderer is a gripping novel of crime, punishment, fear, and temptation.

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