The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 17

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

Day seventeen of #bookvent is a book which just snuck in at the last moment and to be honest, I’m kind of glad. This is one of my favourite series of all time, blending the criminal and the supernatural; the everyday with something a little more … out there. With a flawed protagonist who is trying to do his best for his daughter while searching for justice against a power which goes beyond all that man can see, this book took the series back to the elements which first attracted me to it and had me racing through the first thirteen books in next to no time. My seventeenth #bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 16

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

The sixteenth day of #bookvent is part of a series which has had an amazing amount of success in the past eighteen months. Featuring a fearless female Detective Inspector, since the very first case she has made a stir in the Metropolitan police, never afraid to say what she is feeling or to step on others toes. Never one to let procedure stand in the way of catching a killer, she has seen people she loves hurt as a result and in this book in particular, this seems to come back to haunt her more than ever. My sixteenth #bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 15

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

My fifteenth #bookvent pick is one which is based upon a true story and which tackles a very harrowing and yet socially relevant subject. The book, and the tragic story upon which is was based, was the subject of the very first Written in Blood episodes and I don’t think that anyone watching it could fail to have been moved by the story which unfolded. This book combines both emotion and action in a brilliant tale featuring one of crime fictions favourite detectives. Shining a light on the very real, very disturbing idea of the ‘honour killing’, my fifteenth #bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 14

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

The fourteenth book in my #bookvent is one which made a real impression on me when I read it back in the summer. The central character in this book is not one who is initially all that sympathetic and in many ways she is very hard to get to like. As the core of the story, that led me as the reader to have mixed emotions while reading. But the more I read, the more I got to understand her and what made her tick. I can’t say I liked her any more by the end but I appreciated all she had been through. Set against the back drop of the real life floods in Hull back in 2007, my day fourteen ‘bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 13

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

My thirteenth #bookvent pick is the latest in a series of books featuring a London based Detective. She is woman who has a dark past and in this latest case it is a past which will come back to haunt her as things get very personal. Regularly described as the best one yet, book four sees our heroine investigating the murder of some seemingly unconnected and yet wholly unlikable characters. My day thirteen ‘bookvent pick is …

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