Author Archive: Nikki Griffin

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Book Review: Whitethorn Woods, Maeve Binchy

Book Review: Whitethorn Woods, Maeve Binchy

| 3 June , 2013 | Reply

This charming story is set around a small Irish town called Rossmore, home to a cast of wonderful characters, and the supposedly miraculous St Anne’s well. To some of the towns inhabitants, the well is nothing more than an old artifact that inexplicably attracts silly and superstitious people, to others is a place of deep […]

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Book Review: The Vanishing Point, Val McDermid

Book Review: The Vanishing Point, Val McDermid

| 4 April , 2013 | Reply

After a very suspenseful start, The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid settles into a story about friendship. The book opens with a heart stopping abduction. 5 year old Jimmy is snatched out from under the nose of our protagonist in the midst of airport security. When Stephanie, awash with terror for Jimmy and only part […]

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Book Review: The Prophet, Michael Koryta

Book Review: The Prophet, Michael Koryta

| 11 February , 2013 | Reply

The Prophet by Michael Koryta is first and foremost, a story about brothers. Adam and Kent Austin are just teenagers when their happy, stable, normal family is torn apart, and their lives are forever changed. One cold afternoon in the small town of Chambers Ohio, Adam, the oldest of three children, makes the ill-fated decision […]

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Book Review: Sweet Talk, Julie Garwood

Book Review: Sweet Talk, Julie Garwood

| 22 January , 2013 | Reply

Sweet Talk, is just the kind of fast paced, romantic thriller that readers have come to expect from Julie Garwood. Protagonist Olivia Mackenzie is a tough talking IRS agent and attorney, who isn’t afraid of stepping on powerful toes if it means putting away the bad guys and taking care of the underdog. Estranged from […]

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Book Review: Trust Your Eyes, Linwood Barclay

Book Review: Trust Your Eyes, Linwood Barclay

| 18 January , 2013 | Reply

Trust Your Eyes, is a must-read thriller by #1 International Bestselling author Linwood Barclay. Ray Killbride, a freelance illustrator and all-round ordinary guy, has just returned to his family home after the unexpected death of his father, to take care of his father’s affairs and find a solution for the problem that is his mentally […]

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Book Review: Blasphemy, Asia Bibi

Book Review: Blasphemy, Asia Bibi

| 10 January , 2013 | Reply

Blasphemy by Asia Bibi is the heartbreaking true story of a woman sentenced to death for drinking a cup of water. When Asia gets thirsty after a long sweltering day working in the fields in Pakistan, she goes to the well and takes a drink of water, afterwards one of the other women shouts at […]

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Book Review: Blink Once, Cylin Busby

Book Review: Blink Once, Cylin Busby

| 7 January , 2013 | Reply

Blink Once by Cylin Busby is an excellent book, haunting and touching at once, but it’s a tough one to review. There is so little I can say without giving away valuable secrets, because when it comes to secrets, this book has a bundle of them. Seventeen year old West is a high school senior, […]

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Book Review: Ketchup Clouds, Annabel Pitcher

Book Review: Ketchup Clouds, Annabel Pitcher

| 30 December , 2012 | Reply

Zoe Collins is a teenager with a dark secret in Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. The kind of secret that puts a shadow over her whole life, the kind that sits heavy on her shoulders and can’t be ignored. She is afraid of telling the truth to the people in her life, terrified of what […]

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Book Review: The House at the End of the Street, Lily Blake

Book Review: The House at the End of the Street, Lily Blake

| 27 December , 2012 | Reply

The House at the End of the Street by Lily Blake, is based on the screenplay of the same name, and is a short and fast paced novel, which will certainly appeal to fans of the horror genre. After her parents divorce, 17-year-old Elissa and her Mother relocate from the big city to a small, […]

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Book Review: Breathe, Sarah Crossan

Book Review: Breathe, Sarah Crossan

| 20 December , 2012 | Reply

Breathe is Sarah Crossan’s second novel, and the first in the Breathe series, the second book, Resist, is due for release in mid 2013. Breathe is a young adult dystopian fiction novel, set in the distant future, in a world where there are no trees, and as a result, no oxygen. The world’s surviving population […]

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