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TestamentTestament

Irish Times, Kathleen MacMahon

The testament of the title is a document detailing the young József’s experiences during the war. As a plot device it’s a bit contrived, but no matter. It brings Eva to Berlin, and then to Budapest, where she is torn between her grandfather’s stipulation that the testament be destroyed, and the desire of historians to preserve it.

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The Courtneys WarThe brilliant and brave Saffron Courtney

Thrift Books

Saffron meets and falls in love with the idealistic Gerhard von Meerbach, who is struggling to come to terms with the path his family and country are taking in 1930's Germany, only for them to be cruelly separated by the arrival of WW2. In Courtney's War, we follow Saffron and Gerhard throughout the war as they fight for their countries in the hope that one day peace will come and they will find each other once again.

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Believe MeA Gold Star Suspense...

Better Reading

If you’re a fan of thrillers that really make you think, Believe Me will be right up your alley. The line between what’s real and what’s a performance are blurred so skilfully that Delaney keeps us guessing right up until the book’s heart-stopping conclusion, and the script-style formatting employed in parts only adds to this. Combined with the characters and setting – our heroine is a femme fatale in a seedy Big Apple – the script formatting also gives the book a film noir feel, which helps build the atmosphere of suspicion and suspense.

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The Other WomanThe Other Woman

Fox News

She was his best-kept secret …

Fast as a bullet, hauntingly beautiful, and filled with stunning double-crosses and twists of plot, The Other Woman is a tour de force that proves once again that “of all those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best” (Kansas City Star).

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The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince

Star-Crossed Book Blog,

I see why people call Holly Black ‘Queen of the Faeries’. Hoooly wow. What a delightfully dark, twisty novel.

If you know anything about me, I’m all about the court politics & intrigue, villains & anti-heroes, and schemes within plots within schemes. This book had my name written ALL over it.

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UnhingedSecret recording from the White House

news.com.au, Ben Graham

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a controversial Apprentice contestant who became a White House staffer before her unexpected resignation in December, provided the controversial audio to NBC. However, the explosive recordings reveal her sacking was a far cry from Mr Trump’s reality TV days, when he would cock his finger like a gun and mercilessly proclaim, “You’re fired!” — before sending the contestant home with a wheeled suitcase.

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Lord Peter HainMandela: His Essential Life

Bongani Bingwa speaks to Lord Peter Hain, South African-born anti-apartheid activist and British politician

Written by British politician and veteran anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain, Mandela: His Essential Life examines what it means to want to change the world for the better

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