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Pretty Things Janelle Brown Review

Pretty Things by Janelle Brown was published in April 2020 by Penguin Random House. It’s a brilliantly written novel that sits in both the crime and suspense categories. To my mind, you can have a suspense novel without crime, but you can’t have a crime novel without suspense. For the sake of classification, I’m placing it […]

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The Stranger Beside Me Ann Rule Review

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule was first published in 1980 by W.W. Norton and Company. Revisions of the book, with updates by the author, were published in 1986, 1989, 2000 and 2008.  The Stranger Beside Me is about Ann Rule’s friendship with serial killer Ted Bundy and has been hailed as a true […]

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Missing William Tyrrell Caroline Overington Review

Missing William Tyrrell is a true crime novel by Caroline Overington.It was published in February 2020 by Harper Colllins.It’s a well-crafted, moving account of a case that has tugged at the heartstrings of people world-wide.The book investigates the disappearance of three-year-old William Tyrrell in a small New South Wales town in Australia over five years […]

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7 Steps For Writing Your Life Story

Congratulations! You’ve decided that writing your life story is the way to go, but you may be well be wondering, ‘Where do I begin?’ Your first option could be to use a ghostwriter.If you’re not sure what that is, read my post called What Is A Ghostwriter? first. But if you’re ready to go, then….Here […]

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11 Powerful Reasons To Write Your Life Story

If you’ve ever needed the motivation to get your life down on paper then look no further. Here are 11 powerful reasons to write your life story. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it, or maybe your children or grandchildren are nagging you to do it.Whatever the case, you now have 11 compelling reasons that will make […]

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The Long And Faraway Gone Lou Berney Review

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney was published in 2015 by William Morrow.It is a superbly written novel which could be classified as crime or suspense, as it is a combination of both.But I’m choosing to label it as suspense for purely prosaic reasons – I don’t have any novels in the suspense […]

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What Is A Ghostwriter?

If you asked the average person in the street, ‘What is a ghostwriter?’ they’d probably look at you blankly. Certainly that’s the reaction I get when I tell people I’m a ghostwriter.Ghostwriting ServicesPart of the reason for this lack of public awareness is that ghostwriters, by the very nature of their work, have to fly […]

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The Wife And The Widow Christian White Review

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White, published in 2019 by Affirm Press, is one of the most engrossing and interesting crime books I have read in a while.  Interesting because he uses a literary device I’ve never seen used before to execute a twist at the end. If I tell you what it is, […]

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My Sister The Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite Review

My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, has to be in the running for one of the most commanding titles in contemporary fiction. There can be no doubt of the genre and subject matter of the book.This crime novel, published in 2018 by Doubleday in the US and Atlantic Books in the UK has […]

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The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls Review

I recently read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, after seeing it mentioned frequently in readers’ lists of favourite memoirs.  Much as I love fiction, I also enjoy a good memoir, and have written one of my own, Making The Breast Of It. It lived up to all the hype – it’s one of the […]

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