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Luna & Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald

LUNA A review by The Guardian of Luna perfectly captures the novel’s content by calling it a ‘cut-throat soap opera in space’ in which ‘Mafia-style mining families’ clash with one another.  Ian McDonald’s has written a vicious and intense story populated by an array of brutally fierce families that compete against each other to exploit […]

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The Likeness by Tana French

A brilliantly executed novel that depicts the complex and passionate relationship between a close group of friends. In many ways, it reminded me of The Secret History.Gripping and full of suspense, The Likeness is so much more than your usual crime novel. French pays incredible attention when portraying her characters and their relationships with one […]

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Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

“This is how sudden things happened that haunted forever.” Equal parts poetic and stark, Winter’s Bone is a short and compelling read. It follows sixteen-year old Ree Dolly who, after her father skips his bail, risks losing her home. “Fading light buttered the ridges until shadows licked them clean and they were lost to nightfall.” […]

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