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Dark Sacred NightDark Sacred Night

The Real Book Spy

Michael Connelly does it again. Just when you think you know where the story’s going, Connelly shakes things up in a big way, ramping up the suspense before delivering one of his most shocking endings yet. . . Dark Sacred Night is another must-read thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of our time. 

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Sea PrayerKhaled Hosseini breaks the mould with new offering: Sea Prayer

Talk Radio 702

LISTEN as Khaled Hosseini talk about his latest book Sea Prayer on Talk Radio 702 with Joanne Joseph.

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Tattooist of AuschwitzTattooist of Auschwitz to be adapted for TV drama

The Bookseller, Katherine Cowdrey

TV rights in Heather Morris’ bestselling novel The attooist of Auschwitz have been snapped up by Synchronicity Films for a multi-part, high-end international drama series. First published by Echo and Zaffre in January 2018, The Tattooist of Auschwitz has gone on to sell more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide in all formats to date according to Bonnier Books UK.

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The Eight Zulu KingsThe Eight Zulu Kings

City Press

Extract: King Zwelithini receives millions but is it money well spent?

In The Eight Zulu Kings, historian John Laband examines the reigns of the eight Zulu kings from 1816 to the present. In this extract, the focus is on King Goodwill Zwelithini and the Ingonyama Trust as Laband looks at the Zulu monarch’s control over the land.

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Last Words of Rowan du Preez01The Last Words of Rowan du Preez

news24, Simone Haysom

'We then stopped the vehicle, M'Lord,' Constable Raul Barnardo said, 'as we heard screaming coming from the bushes outside.' He and his colleague Captain Lorraine Kock left their police car and walked in the direction of the man's screams. They found an 'unknown albino male' who was 'completely naked and severely burnt'. Barnardo also noted bruises on his body, and dark burn marks around his groin and on his feet. 'What's your name?' he asked. 

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Pieces of HerPieces of Her

The Washinton Post, Richard Lipez

“If it doesn’t begin, ‘A shot rang out,’ ” Kingsley Amis once declared, “I don’t want to read it.” Had Amis been patient with Karin Slaughter’s big — and timely — thriller “Pieces of Her,” he would have been well rewarded. The novel’s first line lacks gunfire but whizzing bullets — hailstorms of them — are just over the narrative horizon.

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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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