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The Final Breath – Another Murder in Helsinki

Author: John Swallow

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Lead Review (Red Road Green: A tale of the Amazon)

  • Book: Red Road Green: A tale of the Amazon
  • Location: Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
  • Author: Jonathan Franklin

"The novel opens with Idenea, working in a brothel. She clearly has history, her son has been stolen from her but..."

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Lead Review (At The Breakfast Table)

  • Book: At the Breakfast Table
  • Location: Büyükada
  • Author: Defne Suman

"This novel is set in 2017, looking back to earlier decades in the 20th Century. Shirin Saka is an artist who..."

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Lead Review (The Book of Newcastle)

  • Book: The Book of Newcastle (Reading The City)
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Author: Zoe Turner (Editor)

"A collection of short stories that take the reader under the skin of the city. Characters in search of something, relationship..."

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Lead Review (Secret Berlin)

  • Book: Secret Berlin
  • Location:
  • Author: Manuel Roy, Roberto Sassi, Tom Wolf

"We took “Secret Berlin” with us on a trip to the city and we were spoilt for choice, so we decided..."

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Lead Review (The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou)

  • Book: The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou
  • Location: London, North London
  • Author: Eleni Kyriacou

"4.75* Greek Cypriot Grandmother Zina has been invited to stay with her son Michalis and daughter-in-law Hedy, but this is after..."

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Lead Review (A Woman of Courage)

  • Book: A Woman of Courage
  • Location: New York City (NYC), Sunderland
  • Author: Rita Bradshaw

"Fifteen year old Josie Gray is a stunner, with her green eyes and her glorious auburn locks. She sings six nights..."

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Lead Review (Becoming Meg)

  • Book: Becoming Meg
  • Location: The North East (England)
  • Author: Jane Stephenson

"After the death of her parents, the author – together with her siblings – amassed all kinds of family heirlooms, records..."

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Lead Review (Sisters Under The Sun)

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"3.5* #audiobook Singapore is falling as the Japanese make their way to the Southern tip of Malaya and those who can..."

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Lead Review (DH Lawrence in Italy)

  • Book: D H Lawrence in Italy
  • Location: Italy
  • Author: Richard Owen

"“Italy was Lawrence’s true home, the Mediterranean his only sea, the gods of vine and olive the only ones that did..."

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“We are here for each other, and we are nothing without each other”

  • Book: The Room By The Lake
  • Location: New York State
  • Author: Emma Dibdin

"It’s funny how so many Americans mistake the British accent for Australian. I wonder if it works the other way around..."

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