Best of 3: Bad Guy Leads

We hear a lot about ‘likeable’ leads – but what if a book’s protagonist is just plain BAD? We’re talking a domestic abuser, a paedophile, or a serial killer … That would be too difficult to read, surely — never mind WRITE! Yet somehow, these novelists manage it — wow! 1) TWISTED RIVER by Siobhan…

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Best of 3: Twist In The Tale

1) Black Wood by SJI Holliday  Holliday’s depiction of the supposed rural idyll is quite something here. Nothing is *quite* how it seems and the secrets and lies of the characters are complex and convincing. The set up is really well done, with a great payoff. Read my whole review, HERE. 2) Disclaimer by Renee…

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