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Mystery Thriller Early Review: Murder in Retribution by Anne Cleeland

Murder in Retribution by Anne Cleeland (Scotland Yard #2)


Copy thanks to the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
Doyle is assisting Acton in investigating a turf war between the Russian mafia and a Sinn Fein splinter group, with the warring sides in a fight to the death over who will control a money-laundering operation at the local race course. The London CID is racking up a body count and Doyle can dredge up little sympathy for the victims—that is, until she notices there is very little forensic evidence at any of the scenes.

In the second book of the Murder series, Doyle and Acton find themselves trying to outwit enemies foreign and domestic as they work to untangle the reason that the underworld war has spun out of control.

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 9/10

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*SPOILER FREE*

 If you remember my review of Murder in Thrall last year, you know that I rated that book one of my best reads of 2013.

Acton and Doyle despite their vague resemblance to Sherlock and Watson are one of the sexiest, most dysfunctional and scariest couple there is in fiction, and that sh*t is only gonna get darker in Murder in Retribution, ladies and gents.

Vika's Early Dystopian Sci-Fi Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters

Prototype (Archetype #2) by M.D. Waters


Ecopy thanks to Edelweiss

Synopsis from Goodreads

The stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes in Prototype, when a woman’s dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future.

Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.

But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he’s got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker.

Emma returns to face what she’s done but finds that the past isn’t the problem. It’s the present—and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter.

In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters’s spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She’s decided to play their game and prove she isn’t the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.

Release date: July 24th 2014.
Amazon  US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond

9.5/10

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Stunning! Having just finished the novel and still riding the sweet high of this exhilarating read the only thing I can say is that it is a must read for any sci-fi/dystopian/romance fans. The writing is great, the story – exciting, and the characters are complex and interesting.

Time Travel/Historical Fiction Review: Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #8)


bought

Synopsis from Goodreads
WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD is the eighth novel in the world-famous OUTLANDER series. 

 In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married Jamie’s wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere discovers to his horror that he is in fact the illegitimate son of the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel _and_ a Scottish criminal!) and Jamie’s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for Ian’s Quaker betrothed.

Meanwhile, Claire Fraser deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century: her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she’s facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand. Fortunately, her daughter has a miniature cricket bat and her mother’s pragmatism.

The best of historical fiction with a Moebius twist, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD weaves the fibers of a family’s life through the tapestry of historical drama.

Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | Audible | The Book Depository | Fishpond

8.5/10

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 I started reading this on my kindle, but then remembered that Vika always listens to it on audio, and switched to it not being able to resist to Davina Porter's voice which sounds so like Dame Maggie Smith it's uncanny!

The Postman Knock #88

Hello, my dears!
We had a very eventful week, and I pretty much read bugger all. :)
My Russian cousin came to visit and we've been showing her around places like this one...
She just left today, so hopefully I'll get into reading and blogging more soon because I've pretty much run out of the pre-scheduled reviews.
 
READ:

Yes, I was binging on Annabel Joseph and I had to stop for now and go do other stuff as it's all blurring together. On one hand I love that she writes about artsy people, on the other hand sometimes she dips too much into dark romance for my comfort, so I'm on the fence about her.

NETGALLEY:

I got approved for this one, but the Adobe Digital copy is so badly formatted, unless Abrams kindly provides a copy on kindle (which wasn't available) I won't be able to read it.

BOUGHT:

 
So excited about both Rachel Aaron and Milan! Already started Courtney Milan, and she is exquisite as usual :)

This is it for me, lovelies. Have a fab weekend,
Tchau!

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