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  1. Guest Reviewer Netta on Holy Island by L J Ross

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    Paperback: 372 pages

    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (8 July 2015)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 1514642824

    ISBN-13: 978-1514642825

    Synopsis: Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby Priory. When former local girl Dr Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface making her confront her difficult past. She and Ryan struggle to work together to hunt a killer who hides in plain sight, while pagan ritual and small-town politics muddy the waters of their investigation.

    Netta's Rating: 5/5

  2. Guest Reviewer Netta on Dark City by Bill Carson

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    Format: Kindle Edition

    File Size: 462 KB

    Print Length: 168 pages

    Publisher: Bill Carson Books; 1.1 edition (24 July 2015)

    Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

    Language: English

    Synopsis: Dark City is the fourth book in the Nick Harland detective series. In this one we follow him on his most perplexing and disturbing case to date, as he tracks down a serial killer from the past. 

    The book begins with an elderly man being released from prison, after serving seventeen years for a double murder. A few days after his release a young woman is snatched from outside a London pub. 

    The police seem to be dragging their heels, so the family of the missing girl call on the services of the tough, uncompromising ex murder squad detective, turned Private Investigator, Nick Harland. During his initial investigation another girl suddenly goes missing, he then gets a tip off that Charles Thorpe had just been released from prison. Nick knows the killer, as he was the detective who put him behind bars when he was a detective in the murder squad. And so the hunt is now on for Thorpe, and Nick will not rest until Thorpe is found, and he promises that Thorpe will pay the ultimate price for his crimes this time around. 

    Netta's Rating: 3/5

  3. Guest Reviewer Netta on Sins of The Father by Karl Vadaszffy

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    Paperback: 336 pages

    Publisher: Peach Publishing (15 Nov. 2014)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 1780362560

    ISBN-13: 978-1780362564

    Synopsis: Ageing fencing master József Varga escaped from Budapest, Hungary, during the Revolution of 1956. Years later, female members of his fencing club are found dead, stabbed through with snapped fencing blades. Someone from his past is attempting to destroy his present.

    His son, Detective Sergeant Michael Varga, himself a fencer, tries to unravel the mystery, while keeping the hidden jealousy he has for his distant father from emerging. The mystery leads Michael to Budapest, where he must learn about his father’s past from the days of the Revolution and the years that followed in order to make sense of the killer’s identity and motivation.

    For once, Michael feels he is able to come into his own and out of the shadow of his father’s greatness, and finds that the revenge of the past is just as dangerous to his life as to that of his father.

    Netta's Rating: 4/5

  4. Guest Review from Netta of Wolves Disease by J B Hunter

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    Paperback: 332 pages

    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (1 Jan. 2015)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 1507691912

    ISBN-13: 978-1507691915

     Synopsis: When a spate of disturbing, brutal murders stretches Detective Jayek Smythe to his limits, a controversial Professor approaches him with an answer he will find hard to accept. But there are others with a vested interest in the Professor's theory; those who will do anything to ensure it remains a secret. As the state, his own employer and the ruthless head of a global corporation close in on them, Smythe will have to play both sides of the justice system to protect the one he loves. In a society where media consumption is a state monitored activity, the use of drugs is aspirational and most commuters take mind altering substances to blank out their journeys, there is a fine line between living a state approved life and state intervention. This is London 2027; a violent city of hidden truths, selfish deceptions and WOLVES DISEASE.

    Netta's Rating: 4/5

  5. Guest Reviewer Netta's review of Dying Wish by James Raven

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    Format: Kindle Edition

    File Size: 677 KB

    Print Length: 224 pages

    Publisher: Robert Hale (30 Jun. 2015)

    Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

    Synopsis: Murder, kidnap, torture - these are not words usually associated with Britain's beautiful New Forest National Park. But when local author Grant Mason has a heart attack, he makes a bizarre dying wish: he wants his loyal assistant to burn his house down. The request sets off a chain of events that leads to a huge police hunt for a missing couple and a deranged killer. DCI Jeff Temple and his Major Investigations Team take on their toughest case yet, and in the process they uncover vicious depravity and horror that was meant to lie buried forever.

    Netta's Rating: 5/5